... I read some of the discussion earlier and now I'm considering a Taurus 415 2" .41 Mag as a backpacking tote. At only 20 oz, I'm sure it would snap wickedly, and it might be hard to learn to shoot well. But I'm really looking for your thoughts on the viability of the .41 mag caliber as a pack pistol for naughty critters up to and including black bear. I doubt that I'll ever see browns or grizzlies where I live (Utah). Thank ye one and all.