IF the gun had been for me I would agree, but for the wife those few ounces COULD really be the difference between her carrying it all the time and leaving it at home when she needs it.I don't like airweights, a few extra ounces don't bother me so give me a solid SS firearm. I have the 649 and have pocket carried it in a Mika holster and she still cleans up and looks like new!!
I believe the OP is asking about our preferences between the 438 (Blue/Black) as opposed to the 638 (aluminum/stainless) finishes of the Airweight humpbacks.All "6" prefixed Smith's ARE stainless. Are you talking a refinish?