I own a Ruger Blackhawk .357 and its an amazing gun. The gun is perfectly accurate at over 55 yrds with just the iron sights. I've never had a problem with it on the range, and im looking forward to taking it hunting next season. Its a gorgeous, reliable gun for much less than what S&W would charge. These are firearms we're talking about, not women's coach bags. Don't end up paying for the brand and not possessing something that you can count on, shot after shot after shot.