You said a mouth full.
First, did you just shoot DA or SA (X6) out of each?
Or did you mix it up with a few of that, and a few of this?
Second, did you get a chance to dry fire them first, in DA and SA?
I have some Performance Center N-frame S&W .357s.
I have shot both the Anaconda and Pythons. They all work very well. But when the day is done you can keep the Colt if you like to shoot a lot which I do.
To me, Colts* are more of a collector piece.
Ohh, about my used (95%++) Ruger unmolested Redhawk 44mag shoots just as good as any of the machines on topic. I paid $495.00 OTD.
<one happy guy without a Colt* or a Taurus. LOL
One other note, an old hunter said the Colts* are the best, but never drop one.