I have a 6 inch 586. It is just like the one in my avatar. That is the smoothest double action I have ever fired. And in single it is probably as good as my 1911.I do however have an ex LEO model 586 smith (.357 with 4 inch barrel and target sights) that has a double action that is very smooth and it "stages" so you get to focus on the last sight alignment before you let it go. almost as nice as a single action.