realisically? For the extra $500, you'd THINK that there'd be SOMETHING, right? In fact, a .45 Colt Ruger has MORE power than the Python, if it's loaded right. $250,used, private party sale. Even a Superblackhawk .44 is only about $300, from such a source. So is a Contender, with a 30-30 barrel, and it's a far better big game gun and load than is the Python. It wont ever go "out of time", either, the way revolvers do.