Well, P97, I would recommend a .45 Colt Ruger Blackhawk. Handloading makes this one of the most versatile guns you can own. If you can get a convertible with extra .45 ACP, so much the better.
But the .45 Colt, loaded to about 1200 fps with Sierra's 185 gr. JHC is a dandy varmint gun and not too much jolt in the hand. Or, loaded with 350gr. watermelon sized slugs it will shoot clean through a buffalo.
The latter, of course, produces a little more jolt in the hand.