One shop had a well used 340PD for $525 (no laser), which seems like a good deal. Not sure if it's the best choice for me, but any concerns buying a used S&W? Seems like they have a pretty good warranty department and I wouldn't be buying it for the looks, anyway. How would you rate it's condition? S&W supposedly has great customer service. I'm not opposed to used firearms, for the most part, there's some great deals out there. However if you're stuck on the idea of picking up a snubby. A new 642/442 (with discount) would be more than adequate, especially when loaded with +P ammo. There are few things less fun than popping off full-house Magnum rounds from a lightweight compact handgun. Depending upon how you dress them, Snubby's can be rather attractive. All you need to do is search google for 'J-frame grip' images. I'm currently awaiting a set of Rosewood grips to arrive via UPS, however if I had the extra cash to blow, I would own me a set of Esmerelda's.