We looked at and compared some different snubbies to replace a well used RG .38 Spl and decided the Taurus 605 SS was the right choice. After the required 10 day wait, it came home with me and was well received by my wife, the primary shooter. She's had the RG for 40 yrs. and it's showing it's age. There's a range day in the near future and I may polish out the matte finish.