All it's meant to be, and more. Heavy, solid, not concealable, even for the 4 inch barrel that I have. Highly intimidating, just sitting in its holster on my hip. All of this and more are very expected from this class of powerful handgun.
Smooth trigger, even in the very long double action trigger pull. Single action, very light and all too easy to fire.
Sights are spot on. Accurate, a short distance tack driver, no matter what you fire from it.
Firing .38 Special and/or .38 Special +P, it's a mere pop gun (with eyes and ears on, of course). Virtually no felt recoil.
Firing .357 Magnum, sure, there's a blast and recoil. Expected.
It's a shiny brute of a gun. And that's exactly what I wanted from it.
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!