I had the opportunity to vist the Charter Arms facility in Shelton CT year before last. I was totally amazed by the experience. Nick, Charter's owner, took me on a tour of his operation. I won't bore you with the details, but I will tell you every gun is truely hand fitted. Each individual plays a part in the fine tunning of each gun. I met one gentelman that has polished frames for over 12 years. Another adjust the clearance of the cylinder by sound and feel as much as by gauge. A truely unquie opportunity, and I can't tell you how pleasent and considerant Nick and his staff was. I have always thought a lot of Charter Arms, but after my trip thier facility, I have considerable respect for the company as well as the product.