Stopped at a sporting goods store today and picked up this- Taurus 85CH in 38 special, all high-polish stainless steel finish (steel frame 5 shot- 22 oz weight unloaded), wood grips. The snubby is in very very good condition; not a scratch or mar on the metal, barrel is great. It's a concealed hammer model - while it is basically the same size as a S&W 442 and looks like the same profile, the hammer on the 85CH is not an internal covered hammer; it is actually a completely bobbed hammer that sits flush with the frame. It's a DAO revolver. The trigger is a tad heavier than my S&W j-frame, and has a very strong reset. Cylinder gap is very very small and there is zero end shake. Fired 50 rounds of 130 gr standard FMJ loads through it today; put them all in good groups at 5 and 7 yards; hits point of aim. The wood grips look great, and are a bit thicker than typical polymer grips, and the wood grips actually come down about a half inch lower past the grip frame so that I can get a 3 finger grip on the Taurus. Still, the wood is slick-smooth and tends to rock back in the hand. Got it for $320. If feels very solid and looks great. Had wanted a full-weight all steel 38 snubby and had considered the current Taurus 6-shot model 856, but this 85CH has a better finish (polished vs the brushed stainless), I like the 5 shot size, and I actually like the bobbed hammer better for CCW. The barrel on the Taurus is noticeably thicker in profile than a S&W 442- and not just because of the extractor shroud. Mirror polish on the muzzle crown.