I'm with eastbank. Started with a 44 Special Colt SAA that wouldn't shoot worth a damn. When the Taurus 441 was introduced, I grabbed one as soon as possible. That was more like it: And, finally, S&W came along with 624s and 696s. Bought all three 624s 3", 4" and 6-1/2". All were so-so shooters due to oversize cylinder throats. Later, the 696 made up for all the pain. This little beastie has .430 throats and shoots lights out.