I got one for my ex (yes, I would call it a good trade). She only had it out one time but it ran fine. The thing has 2 safety type levers (I couldn't tell you what they each do without getting the manual). The owner can shift between the 3" & 5" barrels. If you only have one, you can order the other. I think I paid $130 new in Dec. of 06 for it (3" tube, no spare mag). I'd say that they're worth that as a cheap plinker pistol that will work for someone with small hands.