For starters if fits my hand like it was made for it. It comes to point very easily. The trigger pull is smooth as silk...Colts are known for that. The sights are fixed...For an everyday carry weapon that is a plus. You don't have to worry about your sights geting knocked out of alingment.
It can shoot 38 special ammo as well as 357 magnum rounds. There are a wide range of loads that can be fired through it. It's more than accurate enough for duty carry.