Yesterday I tested the Ruger and was VERY impressed. The double action was the best I have ever encountered in 55+ years of shooting!!! The accuracy with a target a 7 yds while shooting as fast as possible was great and the slow fire accuracy was outstanding (probably do to the great DA) and with several full power 357 loads it was comfortable and accurate. I compared it my SP-101 and it was not quite as fast and there was obviously more felt recoil than the 101 but it was completely controllable! I would highly recommend it for all. If you are a new/recoil conscious shooter stick to 38 loads. I would care one in harms way in a heartbeat!!!