No Python ever made will run side by side with a Ruger DA, the Colt will wear out long before.
I agree 100%. Mind you, that does not mean the Python is "delicate". It's just that the Rugers are built like tanks.
Re. the hand (I tend to call them pawls). It can be stretched. It can be built up. But most important, it can be made from scratch. Not rocket science.
Well, now that is seems that you gentleman don't agree in small batches of boutique Pythons, I think I'll have to scrap my idea of making clone Broomhandles someday.