Bear gun, camp gun, in the woods sidearm
Looking for a sidearm for in the woods, hunting, camping, hiking, etc. My cousing calls his in the woods gun his bear gun, and I want to make sure I coudl handle one if I needed to. So, I am looking at a Taurus 627 model 357 revolver and was hoping to get some input on this choice for this purpose and also thoughts on going with the 4" or 6" barrel. I figure 4" is more standard in the holster and lighter for walking in the woods (28oz.), but the 6" would give me better accuracy, but may be a little bulky in the holster as I have not had a 6" barrel gun in a holster before and weighs 40 oz. More weight to carry, but more weight to help with recoil.
So what do you think about the gun for this purpose and recommendations on barrel length?
THANKS as always for your wise input. :smt1099