Well, at the last gun show I had pretty low expectations. I was really just looking for something different. I narrowed it down to a handgun for $200 or less, making this a good example of buying a handgun on a budget. Really, I came to discover that "cheap" handguns are getting harder to find, at least around here. I ran across several .25 autos, most going for $200 or more. They looked like real jam-omatics, too. High Points were selling new for around $147. Even the average .22 pistol seemed to average well over $250. Hm... maybe it's just the gun show but most gun shops and pawn shops are about the same. I did see a decent CZ52 right at $200 but I turned it down. It just didn't feel right and the grips were ugly. I'll just pick out my own later on somewhere else. I was really just wanting one of those normal... inexpensive handguns! So, the closest I found was the Rossi. It was small, shiney, and sort of charming with it's old nickel finish. It's the sort of handgun that makes half of you feel like a undercover detective in some old 1950's mystery movie, and the other half feel like you're about to pull a balaclava over your head and run off to the 7-11 to "pick up a few things." >_> ImageShack - Hosting :: rossipicqs1.jpg Anyways, it's not particularly impressive but it's little grips fit perfectly in my girlfriend's small hand and is very tight and secure in my own. It's a 5-shot revolver, keeping the cylinder more compact so that the barrel is set deeper in relation to your hand. It's a very quaint design with the firing pin mounted directly to the hammer. The guy said these were copied after Colt's but it cosmetically reminds me of an old Smith. I find myself looking at it a lot because it fascinates me for some reason. I think it's the simple style of the revolver and it's nickel finish. I'd always wanted a nickel gun. But overall, I like the gun and I consider it a decent gun to get my girlfriend and my sister more comfortable with shooting revolvers. I told them that I wanted them to experience the .38 in the way that I did the first time I fired one. The recoil is surely more fun with a small gun like this. My heavy 6-inch L-frame .357 turns the .38 into a rather puny fart... xD So anyways, any thoughts on the Rossi? I believe it's the model 68, although I can't find it marked anywhere.