Well CaptStef, if you think the 4" Taurus .44 mag is tucked in a backpack while I'm afield in Alaska or even stateside, you are mistaken. Do you think that when confronted by a pissed off bear or other large and nasty critter, you are going to have time to unshoulder a backpack and dig though it for a handgun? Do you spend much time afield? Do you seriously want to bet your ass on a SINGLE round of .410" slug at close range on such an animal? 'Cause it's pretty unlikely you are going to get enough time to break open the action, find another round and insert it, close said action, cock it and get back on target. Unless that first shot fired was perfecto. Like I said before, it's a nice piece of work. Done to a firearm that has no known purpose that cannot be handled better by any number of other choices.