When I was in the military a good friend of mine had a Ruger single six. I liked it and it was cheap to shoot. Years later, I found myself wading through thigh high weeds, stepping over fallen tree limbs, and sometimes large rocks in pursuit of trout and smallmouth bass. I wanted a snake gun! Well, I didn't want to spend a lot of money, I liked the idea of LR and Magnums, so I bought a Heritage Rough Rider. I only put a couple hundred shots through it, but it works well, doesn't have the finest finish in the world, but that didn't make any difference to me. I've never had any problem with the cylinder not turning true. Keep it clean and well oiled. Shoots a great pattern at 10 ft. or less for snake problem using CCI shotshells either LR or Magnum.