My finest shooting gun is my Smith and Wesson Model 19 6". The more modern version of this gun is the SS 686 but since you want to avoid the number 6, the Model 19 would suit your needs. Easy shooting with .38 rounds and extremely accurate. This target is my first sub 2" group ever, shot off hand at 20 yards. My Kimber TLE is a close second to this gun but this wheel gun is just a fun day at the range, waiting to happen. Good luck with your selection but you won't go wrong with one of these older Smiths.