I posted this as a reply on my 108284 thread then decided it should go in as a new thread also. After 2 weeks of questions and comparisions I finally bought the 108284. It was close because a local dealer almost sold me a colt gold cup yesterday, but I finally found the 108284 in stock at a dealer accross state lines. I went and paid for it today, I have to send them a local ffl's papers (from a guy I know). I should have it by midweek. I must say that the S&W owners on this sight made my mind up. I have never seen such positive comments without complaint from an owner group. I will report back as soon as I get it to the range. Thanks.