I currently have a Taurus 992. I like everything about it, except the weight. It's 9 shots and has a .22 Mag conversion cylinder, great grips, good sights. It is fairly chunky with a 4" barrel coming in around 36 oz. I'm considering Ruger SP101 and the S&W 63 kit gun (or 317 AirLite). It seems like the 63, with a 3" barrel and around 26 oz, is the best option out there. I saw one at the gun show this weekend and it came in about $670 if I remember right. I haven't come across a 317, but I hear they cost the same if not more, and some say they are too light to the point it affects accuracy, at 12 oz. The Ruger comes in a little over $500. By all accounts it is a quality gun, with biggest complaint the heavy trigger pull. Its also a little heavier at 30 oz. Both seem to have great HiViz sights. The grip is nicer on the Smith, though this is easily modified on either. My priority is weight, with accuracy being a must. The trigger pull matters, but mostly worried about the single action. I like that both hold 8 rounds. It will be mostly for plinking but with the option of using for small game if need be. By all accounts the Smith seems to be superior, but the big question is: Is it $160+ better? Open to other suggestions for models that are readily available. No single action models though.