Smith & Wesson’s unique Scandium Alloy high strength frames allow for the lightest revolvers capable of firing .357 S&W Magnum®, or .44 Magnum. The Smith & Wesson J-Frame has become the most popular small frame personal defense revolver on the market. With decades of reliable performance to its credit, the J-frame line offers models capable of firing .22 LR, .22 Magnum®, .38 S&W Special and the more powerful .357 Magnum® loads. Smith & Wesson offers these revolvers from their production, M&P, Pro Series, and Classics lines in three diverse hammer designs; internal, exposed and shrouded.
Great gun heavyish trigger great front big dot night sight. Lighter than Airweight J Frames. Spend half the money and buy the 442. I own both. Used Sportsman's for my M&P 357. Great service and price. BTW, if you're deciding between this and the 340PD model, buy this one.