I walked into my one of my favorite local gun shops yesterday and spied a 342 pre frame lock in the used gun case. I just glared at the little Ti through the glass and as I was looking at the release, I could not belive it was sans the lock. I asked to put it in my paws, and it was clean and lean as it should be. The previous owner had never carried it, but upon firing some +P ammo through found it to be too brutal to his delicate hands. I just happened to have a well carried frame lock 340 with me I bought off a fellow officer needing money a few months back. I began to barter a deal and swapped it in on this 342. A trip to the range and 120 rounds later it has a place in my protection collection. I fired some PMC standard velocity, some Wal Mart white box, and 20 of the CCI short barrel loads through it. It was as accurate as I expected, and has a great little trigger. The added plus is the nice little box it came in, have not seen one of the kind in quite a while.