These are fun, a different shooting experience. Always had an itch to get a decent Colt replica. Saw a "for trade" ad and flipped my Bond derringer for this and got some cash in addition, easy. It's a Pietta (Italian) made and has nice fit and finish, great blueing, and the trigger feels worked. The other maker of these is Uberti. It's largely a Ford vs Chevy thing as to which is better, usually Uberti gets the nod. This Pietta was mechanically perfect and seemed barely used. It violates "Cowboy Commandements" because it's chambered in 357/38 rather than Long Colt or similar true-to-history calibers. A more fun, relaxed shooting experience and hey, it's still a 6 shot 357 Mag, so it fills the role of "gun"