I've used both Colt style and Remington style cap and ball revolvers. I BOUGHT Remington style for the top strap, better sighting, ease of disassembly/cleaning. The Colt styles I'd used tended to give me a face full of priming compound when I fired them. I've not fired a Colt style cap and ball revolver in more than 40 years. I had a lot of fun with my Remington Style revolvers and am contemplating getting another one, the .31 caliber, spur trigger.