I don't care much for the airlight frames or whatever S&W is calling them. Especially in a magnum. While I like the Colt I can't commit to buying another one after handling a few Smith and Wesson's. The Smiths just feel better, even in large calibers. I really love the lines on the Model 29. Hate the price, but love the gun. I'll most likely get an old 29 if I can find one at a decent price. Just not the commerative edition if I can avoid it.
the S&W Ultra Light .44 mag is the one I want. change out the wood grips for rubber grips(maybe even laser grips). I want it for a "out in the woods" gun, not a "plinker". Being really light (for a .44mag) I could carry it all day and not have it start to feel like a brick in a holster. Now as far as a hunter/shooter gun, I would totaly go for the Anaconda, just looks mean. :twisted: