My Dad lives a few miles out of town and I go out to his place to shoot and practice. He has steel plates we shoot at. I carry a M&P 45c and was trying different ammo through it when I got to thinking about all the sweet revolvers I've seen on this site lately. I asked my Dad if I could shoot one of his revolvers. He brought out a S&W 38 special w/ 8 3/8" barrel. He said it was one of the guns he used to use for 3 gun competition. It felt like it was built to fit my hand perfectly. I was shooting it much better and faster than my M&P. I figured it was due to less recoil. I asked if I could shoot something bigger. He brought out a S&W 45LC w 8 3/8" barrel. I was able to shoot it as fast and accurate as the 38. I asked my Dad if he wanted to trade his 45LC for my M&P... he just chuckled. I had a blast knocking the plates around with the revolvers. Next time I want to try his 45LC w 4" barrel to see if I can shoot it as well as the long barrel guns. I wanted a wheel gun for its good looks. Now I think I need one to carry.