Back in the late 70s I purchased my first hand gun. A S&W Model 629 Classic 7-1/2” barrel (44 mag with an aim point site) I had to trade it off for some septic system work in the mid 90s. Darn I loved shooting that gun. What a rush. Not worth anything for self defense except if I could get 10 gad guys to line up in a row at my door. Great Deer gun though and just plain fun to shoot. Didn’t even have to clean up the mess when I hit those red squirrels in the yard. Just not much left to even pick up. I do miss that gun.