I bought one of these to add to my collection so I haven't fired it as it is NIB. Just wondered it is as good as it looks. If so it could replace my pump as a home defense weapon and I'll turn mine into a shooter.
Really ncie looking and fit and finish are top quality. The problem with these fine pieces is they are meant to do two disparate functions - and whenever you try to make something do that, you end up with mediocre results for both intended functions. For close range work, .410 buck shot (3 00 pellets) and .45 Colt bullets are just great. The problem arises with longer range use, say beyond 20 feet, the extra long cylindrer inhibits the .45 Colt accuracy, while the rifled barrel kind of screws up buck shot or pellet patterns from the .410 bore rounds. Take a look at the GunTests web site review of this piece and then compare it with the Guns and Ammo review. I've had the chance to handle - NOT FIRE - both the 3" barreled and the never 6" barreled pieces - they are beautiful and I would certainly not turn one down if offered to me. If I were you, I wouldn't get rid of my .410 long gun, just yet.
A close up weapon only, I guess. One of the articles that I read recently stated that judges in Florida were buying this revolver for courtroom carry. Don't know if there is any truth to that story but it would be a good short range hammer.