Well I stated in another thread that I ordered a new one with the 6.5" barreel because of my old eyes. I do like the 6.5"er on my .41 BH, so was going to do the same with 45C. Well the one that arrived wears a 4 5/8ths"er. Looked it over and decided to keep it for the way it felt, could see the sights and if it becomes a problem know how to modify the front sight. If the temp. gets in the 20s am going to wring out both cylinders. Do like the feel of it. Currently have a number of Ruger SAs: Bearcat from the late 50s, SS from 65 with a 5.5 bbl., SS in .32 H&R Mag/4 5/8ths, BH 50th Year in 357, Bh. .41 with a 6.5", SBH 44 Mag with a 5.5" and now the BH 45 combo. Covers the bases for my needs.