or, so says gun-writer Patrick Sweeney in the Gun Digest Book of Smith & Wesson (2004), Chapter 14, pages 106-109. He writes, "The 386P is the perfect defensive revolver for concealed carry. Light in weight, it is accurate and reliable". Among the several photos there's one of a 386P and a Gunsite camo silhouette target showing a seven-shot clustered group measuring about 1 1/4 inches which he captions, "you wouldn't think a lightweight carry gun could shoot like a Bullseye or PPC gun, but this 386 does. A real sleeper for competition, too". Does any forum member have sufficient experience with the 386P that would prompt them to either agree or disagree with Mr. Sweeney???