Forget cost, think function.
J-frame S&W (12 – 15 ounce) Scandium/Aluminum VS Stainless Steel (23 or so ounce) J-Frame
In one corner:
S & W 340 in .357 Mag or S & W 342 Centennial (or 638 Bodyguard) in .38+P
VS S & W 640 Centennial (or 649 Bodyguard) in .357 Mag or the S & W Stainless Steel.38 +P versions.
Are the lightweights too hard to practice with?
So weak they will crack in time?
Are the Stainless Steel revolvers too heavy for everyday carry?
I have a similar thread, but I could use help on this train of thought.