Trigger was nice, not up to a tuned S&W, but serviceable.
Lockup was solid
Sights were better than I expected, after seeing original Colt-style sights on some guns.
The fit and finish... well, that's where you save money on this gun. The matte finish is- well, a finish. The grips stood proud of the metal in several places, and the brass grip frame needs attention.
Handling of the SAA style gun is very nice. My only other single action was a .44Mag Ruger Super Blackhawk, and that thing handled like a brick. This thing is graceful.
Not to jump too far ahead, but I want to let you know this- It shoots a lot better than you would expect for a sub-$400 thumbbuster.
I did a quick run to the range during lunch today, and ran a few cylinder loads of mixed bag .38 Spl and .357 Mag through the gun. No failures, except ones cause by my own ineptness with the platform- more on that in the narrative.
|$600 used versus $350 new|
|It's an absolute puff ball to shoot with .38Spl|
|Same POI at close range.|
|Should'a read them 'structions.|
Anyway, I need to take it back to the range and file the front sight down to make it hit somewhere in the vicinity of where I'm aiming. This last picture is of the last 6 round group I fired offhand at 15 yards. It's hitting well over a foot low and just a hair to the left.
|If I was aiming COM, I'd hit the right nut|
By the way, I am thinking of antiquing the finish like Boge Quinn did over on Gunblast.com. That just looks cool