with a covered back strap but then your defeating the purpose of the gun.
Exactly. I could also get boot grips for my Sp101 (something I want to do anyways, actually), but its very heavy in comparison.
I might trade it in on a 638 or 642 if I can find a good one. I like the idea of being able to fire single action, though I didn't think I would miss it. I'm thinking if I find the right deal it could be an even trade? I have the opportunity to get one without a lock too...
Value-wise, what's the 342-1 worth? Even trade for a new 638/642, or maybe a used one?