My wife wanted a revolver, so the Glock was on the chopping block to make room in the budget. I was hoping for a 3" 6 shot revolver, like a model 64 Smith. This one popped up and I am glad. I have a 6" Colt Diamondback .22 that she can train on, and use the Police Positive for her drawer gun. It has a good balance, but a 3" world make it the cat's meow! Since I have the world renown Frank Glenn nearby, I think I will eventually have him do his magic on this gun. I see a 3" barrel, dovetail front sight, and a Metalife hard chrome refinish so it will never rust again. Seeing how I've owned my Diamondback for 30 years and had it Hard Chromed as well, I'm not worried about the value of the .38.