Picked up a S&W 642 today. A local shop had them on sale for $319. While I have owned many S&W products this is my first venture into the J frame. It shoots pretty good. It did well with some 125gr FMJ stuff I had, and it did good with the 110gr Remington Express semi-jacketed hollowpoint ammo the sales guy suggested. I tried some 158gr +P I had, and that stuff HURT.