I've been off the forums for a while recently, but have lately taken to carrying my Smith 340pd (which I just can't get rid of--it's like fungus, just keeps growing on me). So in an interest to get a heavier less punishing gun for practice, I tried an sp101 at the range. I found I much prefer the Ruger cylinder release both so it doesn't beat up my thumb, and it seems easier to manipulate.
I wonder if I'm alone in this opinion or where people break out along the spectrum, so I thought I'd post a poll.
Note this is NOT a Smith vs Ruger comparison for the relative merits of the overall firearm, just the cylinder release.