Your great-uncle Jimmy was a lifelong lover of Smith & Wesson revolvers, but when he passed away, he left his entire collection to his sons. However, in order to spread the goodness, he sent Collector’s Firearms a gift card in the amount of $2,000 in your name, with the proviso that it could only be spent on a S&W revolver.
Me, I’m partial to this old M&P, at $1,495:
The pre-war Target Models are wonderfully accurate, and while I’m not especially partial to the pearl grips, it would make a fine Governor’s BBQ gun.
A very close second would be this Model 624, at $1,395:
Not quite beautiful enough to be a BBQ gun, but damn close. (And amazingly, .44 Special ammo is not as expensive as it used to be — or maybe it’s just that the other calibers have caught up with it.)