I have a Ruger Bisley .45 Colt in stainless steel built on a .44 Mag. frame. That is some HOG of a revolver. When I first got the piece the trigger pull must have been close to 10 pounds. I asked a local gun smith if he might be able to lighten the pull and he said absolutely. The hammer drop let off must be all of 2 to 3 pounds now. The Ruger is paired with a Marlin Mod. 1894 lever gun in .45 Colt. If the time ever comes when hand operated weapons are all we are allowed to have in public, those two pieces will be my "go to" weapons. Both pieces could be loaded to near .44 Mag. ballistics for something serious or could be fed with hand loaded shot shells for rabbits and other small game.