But this pertains to the manufacturers who produce these revolvers or have decided not to produce any more for them. First let me say that I grew up preferring S&W revolvers and found them to be the favorite over Colt & later on Ruger. Now that S&W is not producing any more revolvers for these calibers I have been forced to become a Ruger owner in spite of my original preferences. Although I am not speaking from experience I am convinced that these are both well suited for self defense as well as shooting paper targets or small game. I am very anxious to hear from those who do own & shoot these calibers and their opinions based on their experience. I also appreciate that these revolvers have a larger capacity and can shoot four different calibers. Thanks for looking and any insight you wish to offer.