I got lucky. A THR member found one cheap, bought it, didn't like it, and sold it to me for what they had in it. That was several years ago. It has a great DA and I shoot it well that way. A near perfect revolver for carry if you like revolvers for that, and the mid size doesn't bother you. A 3" GP-100 would be very similar.a 696 S&W .44 spl. 5 shooter at a pawn shop. 3 inch barrel. ONE GRAND!!!