I would welcome your advice.
I was looking at a Smith & Wesson .357 Model 620 4" on their website, and I noticed that they stated that S&W has developed a "21st century" companion model with a lug barrel for "better performance and durability".
I assume that the lug barrel is supposed to minimize recoil on follow-up shots so that the revolver performs more like a semi-auto. Am I right?
I don't get the part about enhanced durability.
The lug barrels seem better suited for a target range than for extended concealed carry. They significantly increase the weight of the gun.