I'm 39 getting ready to turn 40. I had my first breech load 5 shot .32 Short S&W at 21 and still love them. I wish I could find one in real good (working order) at a fair price pre FFL. Most guys are trying to get $400 plus out of them. I don't know a lot about the values so maybe they are commanding these high of prices. I bought my last S&W .38 short for $125 and it need a little re-blue touch up.