The SP101 is a beast of a revolver, but a might on the heavy side as 5 shot snubbies go. I carry a 605 Poly with full house 140 grain magnum loads and it is accurate and easy to shoot. I prefer the SP101 for 180 grain magnum hunting loads, but I never hunted with it, of course. But, with all the hogs on the road down here now days, it'd be good to load with in case I got a shot driving in to the house which I have before. I do have a 3" M66 Taurus that shoots a little better, though, and handles those heavy loads just fine. It's about the same weight on the belt, so I prefer just to move up to a medium frame like the 66 rather than carry an SP101. The SP101 is a well made, accurate revolver, though.