I have a 1980's model NM Blackhawk in 45 LC/45 ACP, a 1970's NM Blackhawk in 357, and a 2016 NM Blackhawk in 357/9mm. I haven't had any issues with any of them at all; the 1970's Blackhawk will regularly hit milk jugs at 50 or 60 yards with it's 6.5" barrel, and the 2016 Blackhawk with a 4 5/8" barrel just dropped a coyote at 45 yds last month both using 125 gn hornady xtps. I've never had an issue with any of the 3 and would say that they've all been great fit, quality, and finish; but I have always bought them as well as my Single Six for use not to be collector pieces or safe queens/collector pieces. My personal preference is the NM Blackhawks vs 3 screws, I don't personally like the thin trigger face on a 3 screw but that is in no way a disparaging remark just my own preference.
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