The ergonomics of a 59/459 are horrible, literally is like holding a 2x4 in your hand.I never could like the Model 59, ergonomics just didn’t work for me. Loved the model 39 though.
The 459 has vastly improved ergonomics, trigger…well…everything. It’s a whole lot better than the 59 and not a bad shooter at all. The 3rd Gen S&W’s are brute strong, and very reliable. But finding magazines can sometimes be a challenge depending on which model you’re looking at.