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My 396 Night Guard (steel cylinder) has a heat shield above the forcing cone to protect from flame cutting the frame. I do not see any such shield on the 296 or 396 which have the titanium cylinder.These are all .44 Special.
Why, and is it advisable to have Smith and Wesson cut the frame to install a shield in on my intended purchase of a 296? It seems like a trivial task. Thanks.