Got Ruger's pictorial email this morning. They are interesting guns. The Redhawk (2.75" barrel) comes with hardwood 'round-butt' grips; looks kinda strange. Strikes me that it oughta work in a shoulder rig. The GP100 reminds me of a Charter Arms Bulldog; probably easier to handle with hot loads, though.
The 44 special is a nice cartridge. Neither of these has any interest of mine being so short. Not big on DA's anyways and such a massive frame of the RH does;t help with that lack of affection. that 44 special in a 5" or longer might be though.