I finally got to run by the store, a Ruger SS GP100 with a 4 or 6 inch barrel is $500. The Scandium S&W is $580. Taurus's .357 was about $430. I also looked at a Ruger Single-Six, SS, 6.5 inch barrel $400. Are these prices too much? I liked the Rugers, but man, are they heavy. The S&W had pretty good balance but I would have to replace the grips quick. Should I think about looking at pawn shop guns or stick with the new ones?