I've been looking at the S&W 396 Night Guard revolver. A Scandium frame five shot 44 special with 2 1/2" barrel. I am a fan of the 44 special and it's performance in the short barrels is quite effective with minimal muzzle flash. This number has a set of C&S tritium sights and weighs in at 24 ounces. It is the steel cylinder version, not the titanium cylinder so slightly heavier and possible more durable. I have always liked the 3" s/s 696 five shooter but it is long discontinued, given the lack of popularity of the cartridge, I'd say and I expect this 396 to be a short run because of that. Has anyone seen one of these, got their hands on one? Just wonder what the feel is for this size of gun for social use.