I handled a Ruger SP101 .327 Federal Magnum yesterday. While it was "nice", I didn't get that un-controllable urge to buy it. It was a stainless steel frame with a 3 1/16" barrel. Personally, I believe it's grossly over-rated. The salesman was putting some sales pitch BS on me about how the .327 compares to a .357 Magnum. There IS NO comparision, PERIOD. The salesman would have gotten a better responce from me IF he would have expounded on the MERITS of the .327 itself, instead of comparing it to something it isn't. He told me... it (the 327) has 85% the power, and 20% less recoil than a .357 Magnum. I told him... Gee, MY .357 Magnum has 100% the power of a .357 Magnum, and it has 20% less felt recoil with my Hogue Soft Grips. That shut down the "salesman". He just didn't know enough about the actual .327 Federal Magnum capabilities. There are times I really dislike salesmen... This was one of those times. OK, I'm sure this is a very nice wheelgun. And Ruger certainly makes quality stuff. But for $489.00?... thanks, I'd rather spend that money on something else.