I was in a local gun shop today and noticed a new 329PD in the case. The dealer said he ordered it for a customer, who later backed out of the deal after reading about its brutal recoil on the net.(here maybe?) He offered it to me for his cost of $790. I was very impressed with how light it was. I have .22's that weigh more!. It had the Hi-Viz front sight, which I like, but the rear sight was a "V" notch that I didn't really care for. It also had wooden grips that didn't look too comfortable. A gun with a reputation for recoil like this really should come with rubber grips from the factory. I thought it over for a few minutes and declined the offer. Realistically though, I already have a 29-6 (6") and a 629-5 (3") that I hardly ever use. I just don't need another .44 taking up space in the safe. I really wanted a 627, 8-shot, with the slab-side barrel, but they didn't have one in stock.