The "Why did they trade it in?" question gets answered after you shoot several rounds through a 2" snubby with full power 357 magnums. My son-in-law shot my 605 once and didn't want to shoot it any more. I bought mine used and it had been used very little in the 17 years someone else owned it.As a side note, I'm kind of late to the 605 Poly party as these pistolas came out around 2011. And then there's the thought about buying a used gun. The nagging "Why did they trade it in?" question comes to mind. Cabela's has a 2 week bring-it-back warranty if there's any problems. So far so good!