Re: Dan Wesson V.S. Smith & Wesson
My oldest 357 has around 8000 rounds of 180gr loads for hunting and no idea for 158gr for fun. It was my every weekend gun for so many years. It has a wolf hammer spring and that is the only thang ever changed. Trigger pull DA is 6lbs and SA is just over 2.4lbs. This was my hog gun for 20 years . It is a 1976 revolver bought new. May other another 357 from '78 and a 44 mag from '81 I think. I did take all trigger groups out to polish a bit with a oiled wet dry 1000grit paper and put back together with breakfree. They do slick up well. Never use gun oil only break free clp.
Anyone has a issue with DW grip angle you could work it your self with a rasp and wood files. Since the grip mounts on a post it is highly workable unlike sw to get what ever angle you want. Today with LB Custom Grips and hogue you can get what is needed. I am one that hates pachmayr grips. Hate them. Don't care much for the wood on DW or SW when useing there larger grips. I use hogues on mine for hunting and they make the factory rubber grips for on sw and ruger.
New S&W ain't what it once was for sure as far as QC goes. Maybe none are. To bad CZ has screwed around with DW revolvers and if they ever make it back for sale they are priced like S&W.