Beautiful guns and i would carry them. Very nice.The nice thing about riding the recoil up on a big hogleg is it give you just enough time to see if there is anything left of the target and if you need to do it again. You have time if you didn't hit your target. They just ducked down a little and are frozen in shock at the sound of the canon going off. If you hit your target you now have to figure out what piece of it you want to cut in half again. I have shot the S&W 29 back in the 80's with hot loads. Very accurate and a good thing. I don't want to shoot it unless i have to but if i have to shoot at someone i want to use it. I know it's accurate and I'll only have to hit with it once or twice.
Five or six rounds out of a .44, .454, .500 and I'm good for a few years.
A .357 or .45 and I'm over it in 40 or 50 rounds per range trip.