NM Blackhawk 357 is inbound at a super price. It looks to be in fine shape so using basic proceedures outlined in prior builds and a few factory parts I aim to solve a series of issues that have come to confound a family members ability to defend herself. Challenges include 1 small but recoil efficient grip for at least 38 Special +P 2 arthritus in small hands that requires 3 fingers to pull the current smoothed and reduced DA revolver trigger. 3 easy small hand actuation of the hammer 4 hivis front sight Naturally the NM Blackhawk allows 6 carry, no slipped hammer when loading/unloading,safety of a trigger activated xfer bar and good heft (but not too much) for stable shooting The Arthritis Project should be a very simple build. It will mostly be parts replacement and fitting. Selecting those that seem to work best with small and less dexterous and less strong hands. Here it is....tracking across the Mountains into NC now. Should be here if a few days. It will also need a rear sight, some parts are missing. Not sure if it will need a reblue. Its going to be a night stand gun to lay in on long term duty. And, its too long. But it'll probably stay long enough for full ejection stroke, arthritis can also mean a loss of dexterity, 38s drop well out of these old blackhawks. But the first priority is safe and easy cocking and a single action trigger.