By far the best buy of the year so far for me. A new Smith and Wesson Model 686 Plus .357 with 3" barrel, something I've been trying to get my hands on for a while now. I peruse Budsgunshop.com's Qualified Professional Program listings from time to time, since I'm retired military and qualify. The advantages are that the prices are great or the firearms come with an additional mag or night sights or something to make them a better value. They never have any 686s there. Except last week on the day I checked. There it was. And the price? $588.00, which is about $150 below the normal retail price and about $250 below the MSRP. So I bought it on the spot. I'm taking it out to shoot either tomorrow or early next week, but it feels amazing in the hand. Just had to share my good fortune. Not the greatest picture (cell phone), but you can get the idea.