... the search has ended. i was looking for a gun for the better half. for whatever reason, she wanted a "cowboy style" gun. (can't blame her, i hope its my influence ). my wife has no issue with guns, but she has always been frightened of them. i had to give up a gun to get it, but i think i found a winner! for the first time, my lovely wife asked me "when are we going to the range to shoot MY gun?" life has been good lately...but it just got a bit better....ruger single six stainless!