Things I liked: Very realistic in weight and feel. PERFECT for stage prop and photography use. This IS a Smith & Wesson J Frame snubbie, it just fires blanks
Things I would have changed: Switch out the grips with some wood replacements. Sile makes a set that very closely resembles the Fitz-Gunfighter grips that Steve McGarrett (Jack Lord) used in the early seasons of "Hawaii Five-O" The white stampings all over the surface of the revolver are REALLY annoying, but they do not show up on film or from the stage, so you can live with it.
What others should know: Remember how all of the police detectives in film and on TV carried one of these? If you need a good, solid prop revolver that brings back those days, then this is definitely the way to go.