I'm sitting here cleaning this sweet Model 18-3 after another fun range session and the more I shoot this gun the more I love it. This particular example has a wide target hammer spur and wide target trigger which I'm finding to be a real joy in both SA and DA operation. The balance is superb and the weight of the K frame and target stocks make for a very steady shooter.
The new indoor range I joined only goes to 10.5 yards so I shot today at 10 yards. I tried the advice I've read here about small targets can give you small groups so I took one of the big range targets and turned it around so I have a white piece of paper. I had some adhesive target circles that are 1" in diameter and I stuck 9 of those circles on the target back and ran it out 10 yards. I could say that I shot out the 1" circle in a big ragged hole from a 2-hand hold at 30 feet ..... but my pants would spontaneously burst into flames. But in all honesty I do think my groups are better with the tiny 1" target to focus on.
Big cheap fun - shot a bunch of CCI from my hoardpile through this and my 22/45 Lite. I'm still fiddling with the Burris Fastfire III on the Lite and at this point I shoot the 18-3 a lot better than the Lite. Just thought I'd share...