Right up front, I think that the price was quite reasonable for the SS version of this revolver. Currently, the MSRP is $459.00 (who pays that?) AND it's only being offered in that ugly matte black finish with a 2" barrel. You might be right about the barrel length but that doesn't really matter as it is what it is. Since it is a refurb, I would have asked for a price reduction (on general principles) but in reality, it is probably in better condition than most firearms coming straight off the production line! So, I guess, kind of a bonus. I don't really care for the DAO/hammer-less revolvers but I do see the advantage from a CC standpoint. Overall, I think you did great! RE: what you should add next, I'd have to say an exposed hammer but that wouldn't be possible with this model.I found this Taurus 850 CIA Ultra-Lite from 2014 at my LGS today. Seemed like a steal. As they were filling out the paperwork for me, they noted that they've had this revolver in the back room since 2014. It is refurbished (as indicated by the added X in the serial number), but it looked to be in great condition to me. With a hidden hammer, it's DAO, and with the trigger pulled, the cylinder locks up about as tight as it can be. Very happy with this one.
The tag says it's 3-inch, but I think it's a 2.5-inch barrel. I've been looking for one of these for awhile now. Marking one more off on the list! This makes 16 Taurus revolvers in my collection now. What should I add next?