No need for any details here. I couldn't possibly say anything that far better shooters have already said over the decades Smith revolvers have been around. Instead I'll just give my impression of finally owning one of the best mass produced hand guns ever made. I read once if you've never experienced a good trigger you don't know what a good trigger is. Since this gun is just a typical mass produced Smith and Wesson I assume I still don't know what a good trigger feels like. But I think I now have a clue what the guy was talking about. It's the best double action trigger I've ever used. Smooth, reletively light, with a crisp break. I do have a single action trigger as good, my Pietta SAA, but it's a custom cowboy action job. The stock trigger on this 29 is as good. The lock up is nearly perfect, and the timing is as good as I can determine without a range rod. The metal finish is not perfect, extremely light machining marks remain you can see with a bright light at the right angle. The bluing is rich and deep. It handled my heavy 300gr bear load all the way to my Super Blackhawk prefered charged, so I won't need two sperate charges. It's an 8 3/8" model and shot my Bulls Eye cowboy boy plinking load like a laser, 1 and 2 inch groups off hand at about 20 yards. It took about 100 of those plus the 12 work up bear loads without leading the bore. The toughest part of cleaning it was getting rid of the 44 special carbon rings in the Chambers I bought it with. This is just for those who don't know good revolvers, but have heard the stories of the Colts and S&W, and wondered if they were really worth the cost. I've shot lots of smiths, and own a model 12, but I've never owned an N frame and got to hold it, inspect it, load for it, and shoot it extensively as mine. I would say yes they are worth it, especially if you stumble onto a deal like I did. Very lightly used, near new for 499 bucks! Ya it's worth it.