Here's my version......I've had great luck with taurus revolvers. They may not be S&W but then again they don't cost S&W money. The autos tend to be hit or miss. I've had them not function at all or function but with terrible triggers. Bottom line is they can be a decent affordable option. This thread may get entertaining.
GSSF & NRA member
"It's better to have a gun & not need it than to need one & not have it"
Rest in peace Okie, your memory will live on forever.