If you go for the Smith and do any real amount of shooting, I'll betcha you will be trading off for a Ruger in short order.
That is why my Redhawk remains, and my 629 is no longer around.
Gun permit?? A bread crumb tossed to a sleeping society awoken by the sound of complacency. "They are for your own good", and "you will understand when you see all the lives they save". Yes master, what else will you toss me from your bag of infringements?? Do you want me to roll over and play dead? I do that very well. --skidder