I spotted this at my LGS last weekend and decided to buy it today. It's a Model 296 TI in 44 Special, and this one looks to be from 1999 although they were only made for a couple of years. It's a Centennial L frame with an alloy frame and a Titanium cylinder. I've shot it and with factory 44 Special ammo it's got a pretty good kick to it since it's so lightweight. It's not really much of a range gun but for defensive purposes it's pretty good. I plan to load my own and reduce the recoil a bit to make it more comfortable. I like the big bore idea though. I don't really need this gun but he gave me a good deal on it and I've always thought you can't have too many defensive guns around the house...