1. Absolutely the finest SHOOTING revolver I have ever shot. Almost no muzzle 'whip' and negligible recoil - even with factory .357 ammo. It's a 4" that shoots like a 6" 2. Accuracy - not completely determined at this time as all I had was a mixed bag of factory ammo and some of my handloads. It was easy to bounce a beer can at 25 yards shooting instinctively but true accuracy will have to wait until can shoot some good reloads. 3. Sights. It would have been nice if Ruger had put a red plastic inset style on the front to complement the white outline rear so either that gets changed or I will put firesights on it. 4. Grips - the jury is still out on the factory Houge style finger groove but I think I will need to go with the Pachmayr 'Presentation' style - and old favorite of mine. 5. Trigger/Action - not bad for out of the box. SA is about 5 lbs with a bit of creep but a clean let off and NO take up. 6. Fit/Finish - As good or better than any LATE model S & W. All parts fit together perfectly with no gaps, are square with no misalignment. 7. Assessment - Possibly the best 'modern' revolver in it's price range. I could find no Smith & Wesson in this price range that matched its quality.