Wow... had no idea.
I'm in NYC though. Hence, things might be a bid different for me. Will have to look into that.
Still would be great to find a decent gunsmith in close proximity. Sadly, a very good gunsmith I was dealing with for ages has passed away recently.
Very few, if any reputable gunsmiths that are local. Most are upstate or out of state and have a long turn around time. Smith & Wesson will repair a newer revolver, especially an Performance Center model.
I wouldn’t hesitate calling S&W customer service and request a prepaid shipping label.
Smith and Wesson still has a good reputation with it’s policy on newer revolvers. I have heard customers sending back revolvers a second and third time until it was repaired.
Lou at Big Dog Arms is a Gunsmith and can repair a S&W revolver. He is the only guy I know in my area that can work on a Smith and Wesson action.