I didn't know about natural pointing with curved vs straight grips thanks , have owned pistol several years just shoot it at the rangeYea but... How do the sights line up for you? If you close your eyes, draw and bring the pistol to eye level, then open your eyes, do the sights line up vertically? The curved grip will bring the front sight up if it's low, and the flat grip will bring it down if it's high. Natural pointing is more important than looks - unless it's just a target gun. 3rd gen S&Ws are great guns.