Hello I'm new to the forum and not a gun buff by any stretch of the imagination -- so please keep that in mind when replying. After doing much research and having looked at the Ruger Alaskan, S&W 629, Taurus Tracker and M44 model revolvers, I've decided on the Ruger Alaskan. I really like the short barrel and it seems to have rave reviews from what I've read.
Naturally, I've seem to have picked a gun that is not readily available new or used. I'd really like to find one used as I will only be using it periodically to do some practice but otherwise just packing around while in the backcountry with my true weapon of choice -- a 5 weight
What's the deal with the Alaskan, does Ruger not make them anymore? I did find a new one for sale on the GunsAmerica.com website, but finding any used is as rare as hens teeth. Someone told me nearly all of these are sold and in use in Alaska. I tried searching for some forums or firearm dealers up there, but don't find anything.
Any suggestions on sources would be appreciated.