Alternate title of this post was going to be: "Have you ever owned a revolver that seems too beautiful to shoot?" I just picked up this piece yesterday. Was not cheap and I had to drive into the boonies 2:20 hr one way. Only 589 ever made!!!! The GP 100 Royal Phoenix Edition was a special run for Lipsey's inspired by a Lipsey's executives Python. Has been out of production. it came with a lot of extras a nice holster and a bunch of speed loaders: The pics don't do it justice The blueing is very deeply lustrous and mirror like and is meant to equal that of the Colt Python of yore. The trigger and hammer are mirror polished Stainless. This also makes the trigger action act like it's had a trigger job. I am told the Hogue grips are real Walnut and of course it has the fiber optic sight. After I got it even though I love it I almost regretted getting it since i am not sure I will dare shoot it but last night I went to zero it. Gave it a thorough Zero took me 250 rds (pics taken after firing and subsequent cleaning) I have another GP 100 4 inch in stainless which is my workhorse for handgunning and its feel/balance etc is identical. I adjsuted the rear sights by look to match the ones on my existing 4 inch GP as a crude form of "dry zero" before i went to shoot it. The gun has been shot so little the cylinder line is barely noticable. it has not seen a lot of use and is nearly LNIB with no scratches to be found <anywhere> The box even includes the spare front sight ( standard Ruger style) and several different color inserts with the tools to change them for the fiber optic insert in the high viz front sight. I am tempted to just frame it and hold it in reserve as a near new GP 100 for SHTF. The Speedloaders that came with it BTW are the Cats last miau. They are spring loaded and I kid you not I was able to to reloads with them in about 1.5 seconds. They make even an average dude like me look like almost Massad Ayoub (sp?) The 2 college kids who were shooting next to me were just amazed and how accurate yours tturly shot this Revolver and the speedloader action made them think I was some sort of Guru when I am obviously not. In one of the pics you cna see a bit of the mirror finish shine on the trigger and hammer. The feeling of this Revolver is hard to describe kinda seems like it has a soul like the great Swords of the ancients.