Carried one as a duty weapon back in the early 80's. Have 2 extra mags and 15 each +1 made for 46 rounds available when I stepped out of the car! Still have it and shoot it regularly. Only thing I have done is replaced the guide rod and spring and it has run flawlessly. Left it in the 90's and went to a 4" 629 with 2 speed loaders and only had 18 rounds.However, with 18 rounds of 44M I felt comfortable. Nice to have the 659 in stainless and shoot every now and then. Lots of memories there!! If you need parts, Lee's Gun Shop in Irving TX has many many S&W used parts. Great guy and makes the local gun shows. Closed on weekends but open all week.