I bought this about 18 months ago, and decided to go with the 6 inch barrel. Like all larger caliber revolvers with a longer barrel, it is a bit heavy, but the trade off is a little more range and (for me at least), better accuracy. has adjustable sights, but comes out of the box pretty darn accurate at 25 - 35 yards. Has a smooth trigger pull that could be improved by a competent gunsmith. All in all I am very happy with this firearm.