This has the weight and feel of the real 1873 Colt. Half cock to load and full cock to fire. Just wish they would have had on the page that you need to buy the .45 replica bullets to use the caps it shoots. Had to purchase these after the fact now they are on back order. That being said the trigger has some wiggle to it but still for the price it is a perfect practice gun. Using it for spinning and display. Great for a replica. Minor flaws but you also ain't paying hundreds of dollars.