No issues with it functioning per se, but there are several items I found to be lacking:
First off, while I didn\'t expect it to be highly polished, the overall finish is less than what I would expect from S&W - like they skipped the final polishing step, leaving an \"undone\" kind of look. Next, the double-action trigger is extremely heavy and won\'t register on my Lyman scale (which max\'s out at 12 lb.) If you want to shoot this DA, you\'ll want to have the trigger pull addressed.
And finally, it comes with a 0.230\" front sight - which may be fine if you plan on shooting high velocity loads at longer distances. But if you to shoot at close range - i.e. bowling pin, steel, etc. - with heavier, slower bullets, you\'ll run out of rear sight travel before you can get the point-of-impact to match the sights. This would be easy enough to handle if the revolver incorporated S&W\'s replaceable front blade system, but it uses the old style pinned front sight. To replace the blade, you\'ll need to buy a taller front blade and then have it drilled to match the sight base hole location on your particular revolver.
Sights and trigger can be addressed and the finish is a subjective thing (and may not be important to you). I just expected better out of a revolver in this price range.
Service by Bud\'s, as usual, was great.
Rating: [3 of 5 Stars!]