I was party to a 3-way deal that involved me selling my Ruger Alaskan, and upgrading to my buddy's Alaskan. Both were .454, but his already had the .45ACP modification to the cylinder, and a Magnaported barrel. Sweet!
I sold mine after wrist surgery. It was my favorite sidearm in the woods but it does jump and my weakened wrist plus a broken thumb made shooting it problematic. I miss it now because it was the most unique "show and tell" item in my arsenal and I was very proud to show it to people I thought might appreciate the "power in a small package" concept. Walking the thick palmetto swamps of North Florida, it was an incredibly fun hog gun.