Over the last 12 months, I have aquired an affection for revolvers. I bought my first 2" snubby in 38 special for my wife a few years ago. Since then, I have picked up a few single action & double action revolvers. I have never had a jam or failure, unlike a couple semi-autos I have. In my opinion, a revolver is an excellent choice for personal defense because of the low failure rate. Am working on a project now: A Ruger Blackhawk in 45 Long Colt 7 1/2" barrel. It came to me with a great trigger & hammer job. and with a vent rib by Polychoke. I have never seen anything like it. I am removing the aluminum Blackhawk frame & installing a Steel Super Blackhawk grip frame with dragoon style squared trigger guard. Will post pics when I am done.