MtnSpur· Premium Member
Having started with a Ruger that had a 4 5/8" barrel I kind of preferred the balance though I do have Colt SAA 5 1/2" and that .38-40 in a 4" . The 5 1/2" is a well balanced SAA, shoots accurately POA and being a .357 I can practice with the .38 SPCL. I realize we're discussing SAAs but the vast majority of Colts I own in the DA category are 4" so I'm used to handling and shooting the shorter barreled handgun. My OM, being a 6", is my go to target revolver as it just plain smokes the competition. We all have differing preferences for various reasons.