I'm pretty new to this forum and so far I havent seen any threads about s&w's 500 magnum revolver so I wanted to start one. I got mine a few months ago and I love it. It is a real beast of a gun. All I own are s&w guns and this was a fine addition to my collection. The only negative thing I have to say is it doesnt look and feel of the old school quality and craftsmanship of my older models such as my 686.