Well I got one! Same model as in the picture - the 60DS (6" barrel). Got it for a good deal along with some speed loader stuff and a cheap scope.
adamk222 you're missing the point. The new design provides some improvements to shooting a revolver. Read that review I linked to and you'll see what I'm talking about.
Anyway, Dad and I both looked at the grip and said "gee that looks odd" then we picked it up. WOW. The grip ergonomics are actually quite good. The design apparently spreads more of the recoil across your entire hand vs. the classic "hog foot" curve like all dad's Blackhawks have. Also the entire frame is very light! Looks like they are doing like other gun makers and using aluminum or some other light alloy in the non-critical areas and a "sleeved" barrel. Exactly like the wife's Ruger. Seems to be the trend these days.
Action is striker-fired since as you know the bottom cylinder can't be hit with a hammer. So they developed a striker-fired setup that acts as a DA/SA action. Striker decocks very easily. The SA action is VERY smooth. Shooting at a point on the wall I can notice it doesn't jump around any in my hand. DA action is very heavy - you can tell you won't accidentally discharge it because you have to use perhaps 8 lbs? (not sure) to engage DA action.
Loading is like a single-shot... decock and release the cylinder. We loaded a pile of both 357 and 38 SPL to test out at the range after Turkey Day! Dad was watching a show on the Outdoor Channel that talked about recoil being as light as a .22 Magnum depending on the load (presumably talking .38 SPL loads) so we shall see. If the 2nd shot follow-up is as good as I think it will be then this will be a winner.
So now I have another gun that shoots .38 SPL rounds with the 'option' of using .357 mag. Which is why I bought it to begin with because having just one gun in the house for a certain caliber just bothers me
I'll be sure to post up some pics when we're at the range.