you have a good quality python and they are tight. shoot the gun without fear, the nickel is tuff. the only thing is the face of the cylinder will have burnt carbon on it after firing. I have never found anything to remove it on a nickel revolver. but who cares if you bought it for shooting. I never had a problem with colt nickel revolvers and I always used Hoppes to clean them. the gun was made for shooting, not to be a safe queen.