I am an accumulator on a budget. In handguns I own a variety of Revolvers and semi-autos. I have yet to find a better value than Ruger for these firearms. I will not argue the fact that S&W and Colt produce some very desirable examples of what I collect but I have a real hard time in justifying the price difference between a Redhawk in .44 Magnum from a S&W 29 in the same caliber (Forget about the prices of the Colts). Ruger makes very durable, reliable and relatively inexpensive models that I can pass down to my Great, Great Grandkids.