Hi Don, glad to hear you made the S&W plunge, your addiction is just getting started! I would be curious to know what you have, J, K, N frame, barrel length, finish, model? I don't think there is a specific answer to your question as there are so many factors to consider. I probably follow the general concensus that most here prefer older, pre-lock revolvers, but after that, there really is no "Best Buy" that we could all agree on. Frankly, every S&W acquisition I make seems to be my latest best! That of course is the addiction speaking! I'm sure some of the more sage and experienced members here will weigh in, they're a wealth of knowledge. I strongly encourage you to go back and search some of their previous posts on all types of things Smith & Wesson. Good luck and welcome aboard!