In the late sixties, I decided to buy a 357 Magnum revolver. My choices were a Smith and Wesson Combat Magnum or a Colt Python. I opted for the Combat Magnum. On September 30th I purchased a Colt Python at Indiana Gun Club. In my opinion, the new Python is an improvement. I love the look, workmanship, trigger, and value. I am glad that I purchased my Combat Magnum because I am more accurate with the S & W and it just feels better in my hand.