I guess it was Monday, I watched a Hickock 45 Video about the Rock Island Model 200, 38 revolver, with a 4" barrel. I'm a Smith and Wesson guy really, but I like trying different stuff, so I went to Bud's gun shop dot com and checked them out. I'd never ordered a gun online before, so I thought "why not?" While I was doing the order, my wife came along and asked what I was doing. "Oh...order me one too." So, I ordered two RIA Model 200's. An hour so later, I got an email saying my order was in shipping. Another few hours, and "It's on the way." Pretty good service...ETA was 10/31 by the close of business. About 11:00 yesterday I got a call from the FFL and was told they were there. I went by a couple of hours later, inspected the guns, did the paperwork, paid the transfer, and thought "That was pretty painless." So...Impressions. RIA likes oil. The guns were in a plastic clamshell case, with the usual paperwork, a padlock and such. The guns themselves were in a plastic shipping envelope, and they were dripping with oil. Well, at least they won't rust. Took a while to clean that off. Six shot, 38 Special revolver. Conventional D/A-S/A, hand ejector type action. The finish is just a plain, dull, flat black finish. Not bad looking, but it will never be mistaken for a Python. ..All the controls work. All the mechanicals are tight, as you would hope would be the case with a brand new gun. Now what did surprise me was the trigger. Both of them have VERY good triggers, both in double action, and single. Sights are simple ramp front and a notch rear fixed. I found they desperately need a splash of color but a couple of splashes of nail polish (orange over white) took care of that. I'm no expert, but the action feels very "Colt like." The gun looks like a Colt. The cylinder revolves in a clock-wise direction, the cylinder release is a pull to open type. The mainspring however is a coil spring, more like a Ruger than a leaf spring the Colt uses. Round butt grips are made of some kind of plastic. They are a finger groove type that I find fit my hand well, and are quite comfortable. Others might not like them, but that's a chance with any grip. The problem would be I suppose, that as far as I know, there are no aftermarket stocks available. Some people have speculated that grips for a Colt D-frame might fit, but I don't know that. Overall, I'm impressed with them so far. Not bad for $216.00 plus a couple of fees. Shipping was free. The "hassle" of ordering online was not what I expected. Still not something I'll do often though. Pictures? Well, if you've seen one, you've seen them all. Oh, that white line at the grip is a piece of cardstock. The grip on this one was just a little loose, so a piece of cardstock took care of the problem. I might take the time to try to see why they're loose, or I might try to see how long the cardstock will last. It's easy to replace as needed I suppose.