I won't talk weapons often but I found this little piece at a local gun shop and the price was right. Figured it would be another one to stash somewhere. After getting it home and handling it a big more and firing a few cylinders worth of reloads 155gr round head lead cast through it and holding center of mass patterns out to 25 yards. About as far as I am good without my glasses. I was impressed. I am a big .38sp fan and a wheel gun fan. Just don't like autos and while I love my old Python it is a bit bulky for CC. SO I have been packing my old .38sp Detective Special. Not going to debate calibers and their benefits and drawbacks as it is too subjective. But the .38SP has a decent amount of stopping power. The M200 has a decent amount of twist in the barrel, good solid sights, smooth cylinder action and ejection, The trigger action is smooth, have some cheap .38s that pulling the trigger is like dragging a pissed off cat across a acre of sand paper. A little on the heavy side but not going to complain there as the extra weight eats the recoil. It ain't going to win any beauty contest and it is not all polished up with some machines marks but it is a solid side arm. For $169 bargain bin special (Regular Price tag on it was $249) it is comparable in function as much more expensive models. I think the detective SP just got retired to the desk drawer.