I would go with a S&W 627 ( I got one already but it is like trophy piece that i shoot once in a while it is like it has never been shot from what i was told this one is a limited run) I would go with another S&W 627 But i don't like the design look of the underbarrel how it has that curve you know what i am talking about. Now the Taurus 608 Just has that Classic Look i am Hard for and it doesn't have that ugly underbarrel shape that the S&W 627 has. It also has that Classic Fluted Cylinder i love (I KNOW SMITH AND WESSON IS KING OF QUALITY) but they just don't offer what i am looking for for a (Beater it's okay if it gets scratched kind of gun Road Trip or Camping Revolver) Taurus from what i hear makes some Quality stuff i know they are not S&W Quality but still pretty good The only thing is on the Taurus 608 is that it has ports i don't want ports ( I just don't want ports even if i have to pay more for no ports) I mean if S&W would make it in the Classic Look i would buy it in a Second even it cost more than 1K ( They would not do a individual custom order ) So it looks like my best choice for a 8shot .357magnum Revolver with my wants would be a Taurus 608 if i could only get it with out the ports or if S&W wanted to custom make me one for a Fortune LOL. So for a Road Trip a Revolver with 8shots of .357magnum along with 10 or so Full Moon Speed Loaders is NUMBER #1. No magazine issues,feed ramp issues,slide stove pipes,bullet shape issues hp,fmj etc. fte,ftf. The only thing that could go wrong is sum non igniting dud rounds or mechanism not functioning which i have never heard of happening. Any of you had any experience with the Taurus 608 in the 4inch barrel or bigger? I had a great experience with a Taurus PT99 a friend loned me once it didn't jam once My personal Reliability scale based on my experience what i would go to in an emergency1 Being the Best never a Jam to my knowledge 1-S&W Revolver 2-Glock17,19,26,21, 3-Beretta 92FS 3-HK 4-Sig Sauer Thanks for those of you with Helpful answers.