that Armscor owned Rock Island Armory and was selling several of their 38 spl under that name. They are offered in black or stainless. They compare in size to the Colt Detective as they are 6 shot. Reviews on Buds were mostly positives with some negatives thrown in by people expecting the gun to be a Smith or a Colt. Might be one to look at as a house gun to back up my others.