Perhaps there's something to be said for context in the way that I think of the big autos. I think perhaps they aren't so bad if you just wanna bang away at informal targets, or go on an over night hunt, etc. Having said that, when I'm 80 miles from the nearest road, and 200 miles from the nearest hospital, and I'm in serious grizzly country hearing them in the brush at night and they're chasing caribou through the camp....I'm a pretty steadfast fan of my revolver.
When I was younger, my family was heading out camping on the river. We realized the boat was overloaded, so...I got dropped off on an island with nothing but 100 gallons of gasoline and a S&W 629 with six rounds. As soon as the boat left sight I realized there was a sow and cub wandering around just on the other side. The longer I watched that bear, the smaller that big N frame revolver got. When the boat came back for me a couple hours later, it seemed about as significant as a Co2 BB pistol. Funny how that works, but at least I knew I had them six little shots.