Hi guys. Remember me? I'm the guy with the weak-springed .357 and the, "slipped disc," OP? Well, Sir, I'm not sure why the wise man said, "It's not enough for me to be successful but my enemy must also be unsuccessful!" But there is some comfort in it. Read a piece today at another site dealing with the Lew Horton/S&W .44 special. The writer described its 6 pound plus trigger pull and 12 double pull and how he was delighted - after he snipped a coil from the mainspring! Well, I HAD been looking at the .38 version and the .22 ... They cost a whale of alot more than my .357 did - AND they're ugly. My Colt can beat up his Smith & Wesson, ja sure, youbetcha! I may have gotten bit on the butt by the mosquito but the poor bugger that paid $1,000+ for this S&W PERFORMANCE CENTER piece got sat on by the elephant of bad luck. Too bad, too ... I really did like the looks of the thing ... it's got a non-he-man grip that I think I could learn to love and a McGivern ridiculously high front sight blade. But, now we'll NEVER know!