I've got a Ruger SP 101 in .357 mag with a 2.25" barrel on hold right now at a local shop. I was looking at this as a conceal carry gun that is capable of being a decent woods gun when I'm not in grizzly country and don't want to carry my beast of a .44 mag. I'm debating the merits of a magnum cartridge out of such a short barrel though. I'm thinking I may hold out and try to find a 4" version which would also get me adjustable sights which I see as an advantage (maybe I'm mistaken) in a field gun. I wonder though if that one may be too difficult to conceal carry with. I've been mulling this over in my head for a few days, then it occurred to me, I have a great resource with some very smart people right at my finger tips so I decided to post this question here. Does anybody have any experience or opinions that may help me decide? Another advantage of the snubby is it is there, I could go home with it tonight. I don't know when I'll see a 4" version around here, could be a week, could be years. Thanks for the help everybody.