Recently a friend and I went 50/50 on a pair of stainless for 800.00. A 2 3/4" and a 4" in excellent condition plus an extra set of Ruger target grips. Being his 1st revolver he wanted the 4" so I gladly took the 2 3/4".
I bought my 6" barrel stainless for $350 about 3-4 years ago here in SoCal.
That was a really good price for one here, because they are few and far between in these parts.
So didn't waste much time trying buy it............just said "I take that one"!