History of the gun: A doctor from New England special ordered this pistol from the SW Performance Center. He claimed he had an inside connection and was able to order it with the 3" V-comp barrel and the regular 5" barrel and NO LOCK! That makes this pistol a one-off since you cannot buy it off-the-shelf with a 3" barrel. I bought it from him in an unfired condition. I have shot 50 rds 38 spl FMJ and 50 rds 38 spl hollow point since I bought it. I know this is a .357 but 38 spl is more pleasant to shoot. I was not a revolver person until I experienced the double action trigger pull on this one. This is the same model that Jerry Miculec used to set the speed record (although he used the one with 5" barrel). Price is $1500 cash or USPS money order and not in a hurry to sell. No trades, I just bought another pistol and trying to recoup some of the $$. I am in Kitsap County, Washington and would like to do an FFL transfer even for local sale. My FFL will ship to your FFL for non-local and out of state buyers.