My father has owned a .44 mag Super Blackhawk for many years, and I want to say it has a 6.5" barrel although they don't appear on Ruger's website. I've always thought that this barrel length seemed a good balance. It would be pretty hard to carry such a beast concealed in my opinion. Otherwise it is a fantastic gun and as accurate as you could hope for. Since I have yet to carry concealed, I'm really not a good resource on that. Good luck!