Matt - A few months ago I went to my local hunting & fishing store to pick up a few things for a deer hunting trip. I told myself not to even look in the used gun case. Of course I did and found a F.A. casull, Premier grade, 4 3/4 barrel, ported with the factory honed action to 3lbs and factory trigger over travel screw. Exactly what I've beening looking at on thier web site for the last year. They wanted $900 for it.
I know the mgr. and found that the guy that brought in carried as back-up on a fly-fishing trip in bear country, fired 5 rounds through it and didn't want anything to do with it anymore. He also told me he can easily sell .44 mag gun but, the casull is just taking up space. They had one in .475 that sat threre for over a year.
$2500 for this one new was just not in my toy budget. But, my two rugers in .44 and and $200 ca$h was. :^)
As others have said, it's one of the finest weapons you can buy, period.
I've only shot hot cor-bon .45 loads through it, and it's a pleasure. None of the indoor ranges will allow Casull rounds to be fired. And, outside of Alaska & Africa a .45 p+ round is plenty
My primary use is for back-up on bowhunts in backcoutry. A shout gun would be better, but I won't carry one all day and it's useless baxck-up sitting in the tent. But, I will hike all day with a revolver. One trueism in man vs. beast is that reloading is not an option. Animals that don't want to play nice need to be hit hard.....real hard.
The one thing with big bore handguns people either master them or get rid of them. There are a lot more FA casulls out there that only have a few rounds through them, hence basically new.
Most of the gun auction sites always seem to have serveral.
A good read is John Taffin's artical, "Triple threat packin' pistol" it should be easy to find through your search engine.
Good luck in your quest.