I'm going to have to agree with most in this thread about changing from a revolver to a semi-auto.....especially with the credentials the Ruger SP101 has going for it. I've long since got out of the revolver game even though that may be a downfall of sorts in ways we can't fully understand. There are however those landmarks in our lives that we depend on to let us know where we've come from and where we are going, and those that pretty much dictate we should never deviate far from those landmarks for good reasons. I traded a Colt Trooper MK IV 357mag in on one of my Glocks. That same Colt revolver seems rather rare now and fetching a premium price when it can be found. Thing is, I made a good trade for what I had in mind at the time and won't look back. Looking back only slows you down. The monetary value of a pistol should never dictate what's best for you at the time in the preservation of your life. It's what works best for you to extend your life in the face of despair that makes it or breaks it. If a $1000 firearm can't replace our life, then maybe a $500 is your best bet. Know where you are, and where you're going....and what you want out of life and your chosen carry pistol. Focus on what you really need and forget about what you want. It makes things a whole lot simpler.