Hello All, My name is Bill and I am new to the forum and NWF. I just won an auction on GunTrader for a Ruger Redhawk 44 magnum, 4" barrel. This is my first handgun, though I have shot a fair amount over the years in the service and some of my brother's collection. The gun is primarily for back-country use, but I will be taking out for some practice. I have a couple of questions I'm hoping some on the forum can offer advice on: 1.) I would guess shooting 44 special is the obvious choice for practice ammo and loads for home defense. Any suggestions on particular brand and good places to buy? 2.) As I do a lot of flyfishing, I'm trying to decide what would be the best holster style to consider and any suggestions from others who pack this or like revolver would be appreciated. Thanks!