Lightweight, compact. American made. 1-piece barrel/lug/slight. 8-groove button riffled barrel seals gasses better for less bullet deformation and better accuracy. Protected ejector rod. 3-point cylinder lock-up. Ergonomically designed trigger does not pinch trigger finger. barrel is treaded into frame. Full hammer block safety system. Quick lock time. Solid side plate. No cylinder stop to interfere with reloading or speed loaders. Recoil friendly rubber grips. Fixed sights. Traditional spurred hammer. 7075 aluminum frame.