Just bought a new 605 on Friday, the one with the matte black finish. Got a great deal on a band-new one from the local pawn-shop, $250 with a free box of Rock River Arms .357 hollow-points thrown in to sweeten the deal. I have been toying with the idea of purchasing a Taurus product for years. Now that they have stepped up their quality control game I felt less inhibited. I took the .357 ammo and a box of brass-cased PPU hollow points I had at home (I have 2 other .38's) and headed to the public range in the National Forest. I only ended up shooting the .38 Specials because the friendly guy next to me on the line shooting the .22 rifle had no hearing protection. Thou shalt not destroy thy neighbor's ear drums. I placed my target at belly-gun range of about 20 feet or so and shot pretty well. I still have to get used to the trigger, but I was quite satisfied. Nice lock-up. Not too much play in the cylinder. Easy to stage. I have no criticisms of the piece. If it continues to perform well, this is going to be my cold-weather carry gun. I am carrying it now with Winchester Train and Defend jacketed hollow points, but I will look for some plus P hollow points when I get a chance.