So the thread title is the core question, but here is a little more information. A couple of years ago I bought a used Heritage Rough rider. It was my first pistol and I have enjoyed it greatly. I know people have real intense opinions of that gun and if it is ever worth getting but I wanted to know if I liked shooting SAA style pistols. Turns out, I do. However, now that I know that I want something nicer. I want something that will last while I teach my kids to shoot with it and will still be a solid shooter when it makes its way to a grand kid. Also, quite frankly I want a gun more similar in level of quality to the Marlin Model 39 that usually goes to the range with the pistol. My price range basically means that the two options are Uberti' Cattleman/Stallion or a Ruger Single six. Having held both, I like the look and fit and finish to the Uberti more. However, anybody who holds the Ruger can tell that gun will last forever. Anyway, in my area having checked the local pawn shops and gun stores I can get a used Ruger single six with a 4 3/4" barrel (newer model with transfer bar) for $425. I can get a new Uberti Stallion with a 5 1/2" barrel for the same price. My inclination right now is toward the Uberti in part because I like the longer barrel and in part because the Uberti looks nicer. I have heard that the Uberti's don't retain any value once purchased, and while that would be unfortunate, I am actually more concerned with their long term reliability. Is the Uberti a gun that will be able to used by multiple generations or if that is what I want do I just need to get the Ruger?