I absolutely LOVE my Anaconda, my only gripe was NOT getting one Way Back When, before they were so damn spendy! Still, Mine is about as good as it gets, and after some dry fire practice, she has one of the sweetest triggers of any revolver I have ever owned! I don't think You would regret getting an Anaconda!Might need to shoot a pissed off elk. The previous owner did when one was in rut and decided to charge. I do not believe there is a bad choice here. Although I am leaning towards the Anaconda as local dealers stock them. I normally buy used, but would happily go new for a good one. Though no rubber grips stay.