My first centerfire handgun was a Blackhawk with a 6 1/2" barrel in .357 Magnum. Got it in 1968 and of course, it was a three screw. Killed a deer with it with handloaded ammunition. Wish I never got rid of it.
Well i had a super blackhawk 44 mag and i traded it and a old army for my CZ75, then when i found out they have a 357/9mm convertable i had to get it. The 44 for me was a big much this one is juuuuust right.
I got one in the same calibers with a 61/2" barrel for just the same reasons as the OP. It's big. It's heavy. It looks totally cool. It's very tough (It will handle much hotter loads and for longer than S&Ws). It's very comfortable to shoot. it's very accurate. It's inexpensive.
Only thing I didn't like was the trigger. Long Hunter Shooting supply did an excellent action job for a very reasonable price.