I have always been a fan of Ruger, just really never could afford them. Honestly, I guess I still can't afford them, but I decided to quit with the offshore built guns and go USA. What's the old saying? Buy once, cry once. I decided to get some Rugers. First, a few thoughts on what I like in a handgun. Foremost I like revolvers. Second I have always liked blue and walnut, a few years ago you couldn't give me a stainless revolver, but for some reason unknown even to me, I decided to go stainless. And finally, I like my barrels short. 2 to 4 inches, over 6 inches and I quickly lose interest. Starting with the single actions. First the Vaquero. I generally do not like these. The hammer seems out of place to me. I do like the Bisley though. And there are a couple of 3 3/4" models with the standard hammer I like, one with a birdshead grip. These are low on my list of wants. The Blackhawk is another low on my wants list. Just not a big fan of the 357 magnum in the platform. I will admit to looking at the 45Colt/45 ACP conversion. Had one been available in stainless I may have bought one. The Super Blackhawk is where it starts coming together for me. I do not like the Dragoon style squared triggergards though. Fortunately for me, they also make them with rounded triggergards. My choice here is the 4.62" 44 Magnum. The Single Six is a revolver I have wanted for a long time. The Single Ten and Single Nine I don't like at all. I don't like the bolt cuts in the cylinder. The Single Seven I am interested in. I just like the 327 Magnum. With only seven cuts in the cylinder it looks somewhat better, but it's still lacking something. Maybe flutes? I ended up with a 5.5" 22 LR/22 Magnum Convertable. The Bearcat in my opinion is the creme de la creme of the Ruger 22's. They make an adjustable sighted version, but the sights just look out of place on the little revolver. They also make a sweet 3" birdshead grip model. Mine is the 4.2" standard stainless model. It's the perfect kit gun. Moving on to the double actions. The Super Redhawk I do not like at all in the standard configuration. I just do not like the looks of the barrel. The Alaskan version is another story. I like the thing. But I consider it a novelty. A show and tell piece if you will. It would be nice to have one in 454 Casull. Shoot a cylinder full. Then put it away until the feeling comes back to your hand. If I lived in Alaska and needed bear protection I would own one, but I don't, so it will stay near the bottom of my priority list. The Redhawk would be my choice for a hunting revolver if I wanted a double action. I just prefer the single action for hunting. I do like the 2 3/4 inch 357 and the 44 and 41 Magnums in the same barrel lengths. They are not at the bottom of my wants list, but not at the top either. They are a good solid maybe on my list. The GP100 is where my interest in Ruger double actions really takes off. Interesting chambered in 44 Special. Less so in 22 Long Rifle, it's just too heavy. But perfect in the 357 Magnum. This is one of my favorites. Mine is the fixed sights 3 inch model. I went bat **** crazy over the SP101. Its about the perfect DA revolver. Novak sight 2.25", Match Champion, and the 22 Long Rifle versions. I like full length underlugs, but the 1/2 underlug of the 22 version is just right. But there is a issue in my opinion. I think Ruger missed the boat when they chambered the Match Champion for the .357 Magnum. I think it should have been chambered in the .327 Federal Magnum. The .357 belongs in the GP100, the SP101 is better suited for the .38 Special, .327, and 22 long rifle. The new offering chambered in 9 mm is interesting as well. Finally the LCRX. Yep, I said "X". I like hammers on my revolvers. These are the perfect carry revolvers in my opinion. Not stainless, but plastic, aluminum and steel. And light. Mine are in 38 special and 22 long rifle. Make a 3 inch in .327 Federal and I will own another. The .357 Magnum I have no desire for. Five rounds of 357 through a buddy's 357 LCR convinced me of that. New offerings make the LCRX available in .22 LR, .22Mag, .327 Federal, 9mm Luger, 38 Spc, and 357 Mag. Unfortunately only the 22LR, 22 Mag, and 38 Spl are available in 3 inch at this time.