My brother in law, before he opted to become a felon, had one of these revolvers. It was sturdy and resonable accurate, like most Ruger handguns. If you want to fire it double action, you can have a trigger job done if you want to shell out the cash. I've found that the double action pull will sometimes become smoother with a lot of use, but not lighter. You can cure the heaviness with a spring kit usually.