I have a Blackhawk in .45colt that has the 4 5/8" barrel. I love it for cowboy loads, but when I up it to +P ammo (on par or exceeding energy of a .44mag), it becomes not much fun to shoot. Maybe you're different than me, but I don't like the feeling of the gun trying to break my wrist/hand, blow out my ear drums, and blind me from muzzle flash
Other than that, the gun is probably the most reliable firearm that I own, and in the right hands, very accurate.
two-70 have most of my blackhawks in a 4-5/8 barrel though my sbh is a 7-1/2only due to the deal that was offered for it. either way you can't go wrong in mho. I would stay with the sbh over the beretta just for the adjustable sights on the sbh.
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