I have finally come to grips (Earth humor, ha ha) with my SP101's and can shoot them reasonably well now. I've never had a problem with my various J-frames (have carried them off and on for 30 years or so). The SP101 is sturdier and gentler to shoot with hot ammo. The J-frame is smaller, lighter, easier to carry, better trigger... but maybe not as easy to shoot. Out of my Sp101s, current J-frame, and LCR, I prefer to carry the LCR. It's light, easy to carry, and has a nice DAO trigger.