I posted this on another Ruger forum. Thought I would post here as well to get any additional input. I presently have GP100s in both 3" & 6" barrels (.357) and a 7.5" Super Blackhawk Hunter .44 magnum. Was looking for a 5" S&W Model 629 (.44 mag), but then got to reading a lot of articles about S&W QC issues and had a change of heart. However, I still wanted to get a double-action .44 magnum to complement my SBH single action .44. Since I have the long barrel SBH, I thought I might go to the other end of the spectrum, stay with Ruger, and get the short-barrel Alaskan. From what I have seen on YouTube videos, that looks like quite a chunk of steel. Also, I find it to be a very attractive looking revolver - that Alaskan looks like "beauty & the beast!" So, for you guys that have the Alaskan .44 magnum, is it a pretty accurate gun for a short barrel revolver? Anyone having any issues with the gun?