Well I have been extremely happy with my recently purchased S&W 327 (8rds .357, scandium frame, titanium cylinder, 23ozs). For my situation it is the perfect combination of light weight/major horsepower for close up defense. I fired about 20 magnum rounds to check for function and point of aim. I cleaned it and have been carrying it a bit. Tonight I shot about 20 more mag rounds and while cleaning I noticed what appears to be Deep (1/16"+) erosion in the top strap directly above the B/C gap. There was also some stange looking "white dust" around the edge of the frame where the barrel meets the cylinder. I don't recall seeing this erosion earlier but since I have to wear reading glasses I may not have seen it during the last cleaning. Needless to say I am EXTREMELY disappointed in the performance of this high tech $1000.00 gun. Has anybody experienced anything like this, looks like it will be heading back to S&W for a new frame or a refund. I have a lot of revolvers and never seen anything like this!