J-frames are generally difficult to shoot well, because they are light and normally short of barrel. The trigger action on J-frames is usually inferior to the larger Smiths, too.
With a few exceptions in the S&W line, the J-frames are intended as defense guns, which are normally used at ranges measured in feet rather than yards. I've seen people make good hits with them at long range, but these are very skilled shooters working very hard to get the hits. For simple pleasure shooting, I'd choose something else, but for a "pocket rocket" J-frames are good guns.