I've owned a S&W 627 Pro Series for over a year now and really like it ! The rest of my S&W revolvers are older pre-lock models which I'll never depart with but I have to say my 627 has a pretty sweet action right from the factory and is very accurate to boot ! Easy to handle in both SA and DA mode and another feature I like is how fast & easy it is to replace the front sight on the Pro model ( you can do it right at the range ) ! The heft of the N frame really tames the recoil of full .357 magnum loads yet the 627 Pro does not feel unwieldy.....I can easily field carry this gun all day without a problem ! There is something kind of comforting about knowing you have 8 rounds of .357 on hand if needed or just because you can !