They seem to be a decent quality gun, I have shot a couple over the years and found nothing to complain about them. I am not overly enthused about the interchangeable barrels but then I typically buy a handgun for a given purpose and set it up accordingly. Sorry to hear of the circumstances for your receiving the gun but the gun should serve you well.
I agree about the cylinder release being awkward.
I intend to use this one strictly for target/bowling pin shooting with the possiblility of carrying it while deer hunting.
There will most likely be times when I'm in the woods with both of my sons where my carrying a rifle is sort of redundant...
In that situation, I'll let them take the shot anyway, but it might be nice just to have something that I can use for a finish shot in the event of my being the first to find one that just hasn't expired yet.
On the topic of reloading it, I know that at one point, my dad had purchased a quickloader that was for a SW, but the spacing was wrong for the cylinder. Anyone know what make/part number fits these revolvers?
Well, anyway the first step will be to go with my mom to the local gun shop to do the formal transfer.
I've always wanted one, with barrels 2", 4" 6" and 8", never found one with the full set that I check out in person. It's a good wheel gun with options, the release is a bit off but overall is quality pistol. Enjoy it.
Dan Wesson revolvers are big in the silhouette circuit, and are considered to be a strong gun. It should be a fine piece for target work or hunting; they are designed more with that purpose in mind. I hope you enjoy it.