It's a little rough around the edges, internals may need some filing here and there, and the finish seemed a bit odd right out of the box. However, it shoots well and doesn't miss a beat (even before any personal work). After several hundred rounds, it continues to put the bullets where I want when I want.
I also took a bit of time to work on the brass elements as they were "oddly textured". The bluing "cured" a bit as well after some use and I am more accustomed to it now and happier with its apperance.
Overall, it is a good gun and seems fairly tough. I've encountered no mechanical issues and all the working systems remain solid despite heavy use. You cannot beat the price for what you are getting. Yes it needed a little work to suit my personal tastes, but I would highly recommend and intend to get another just like it. - MICHAEL
I purchased this model used 10 years ago and have used it a lot over the years. I have also used Ruger, Beretta, Colt, and other SA Colt clones over the years and I keep coming back to the birds head Uberti. I like the feel and balance of the 5.5. It has never failed me with the 1000's of rounds I have put through it and with just minor tweeking it has a great action. I am now looking to sell one of my other guns to purchase a second birds head for SASS shooting. A great gun for the money. - B. B.
this is the most fun to shoot gun i own! its handy to to take werever you go, its concealable, very accurate. my wife wants it, so i have to buy another. i travel west texas, and its allways with me! nice quality, feels great. im a big man and i love this gun! the history behind this gun is a little cloudy, but its interesting. - M. W.