I am a farmer from Indiana and have owned Ruger firearms for 20+ yrs. I ordered a polished ss blackhawk 7.5" in .45lc when I was 21. reloaded HOT loads with light bullets for it from day one. carried it as my ccw for 20 years, fired well over 15,000 rds with no ill effects and i still have it. I now carry a 9.5" SRH in .454 casull in all weather everywhere in the same xp100 break-away shoulder holster under my flannel shirt with one button undone. I am tall and large framed and it disappears better than my compact sccy 9mm. is accessible when seated or buckled in a seat belt and comes out before you can process whats happening. it took my mother 21 years to find that it was there at church and every family function I had with her! (happened to bump up against it) there is harldy ever a day when I am not wearing it. I also have a 1990's m77 MKII target in .22-250, and one in .204., GP100 .357 6" ss, RH 4" .45lc, and my father has an LC9s and 10-22 that I shoot also.