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    617ss2.

    I've never actually seen one of these. Anyone own one? I'm intrigued with 7 rounds in a snubby, that actually might just fit my XL meat hooks. 28oz, I'll bet it's a dream to shoot. I really would like to see one. And hear from anyone that has one / caries one concield. I'm an XL, so the extra bulk is fine. I'm carrying an 82B4 now.

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    1. Muzzle Controll: Always point in a safe direction
    2. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
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    4. Know your target and what is beyond.


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    1. Muzzle Controll: Always point in a safe direction
    2. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
    3. Keep it unloaded until ready to use.
    4. Know your target and what is beyond.


    There is nothing so rewarding as to make people realize that they are worthwhile in this world.

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    I don't have the 617, but I do have its little brother the 817. Same gun, but in .38 special. Mine is an Ultra Lite, but it is a pleasure to shoot. The trigger is good in DA and real crisp in SA.
    Having 7 rounds in a small package is always a good thing. It is a bit of a challenge to carry IWB, but with the right holster it is possible.
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    I've owned and carried a 617SS2 since 05/2003 and can attest to its value, accuracy, and dependability. While it comes with "Compact grips" (#31230920) buy the Taurus® Ribber™ grips (#5-20001). They will work better for your large meat hooks and really tame the recoil with 357 Magnum loads.
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    My list just just got a little longer, thanks Sixy...
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    A friend has one, and I think I remember shooting it. Nice gun. Not for those who are afraid of carrying around a few ounces, but I love carrying my 5" double stack 1911, so the weight of this revolver feels good to me. I bet you'd love it, Sixfalls!
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    I got one for winter carry approximately 3 months ago. Really liking this little revolver (on my hip as I type this). The trigger is very smooth and light (as light as I'm comfortable with for carry) out of the box in both DA and SA. There is enough heft to manage the .357 recoil and .38 is a hoot to shoot. If you have large hands I'd look into Badge's suggestion for grips. I did use finger nail polish on the sights for some contrast as the SS on SS was harder for me to pick up. It carries well in a Bianchi Black Widow slide holster OWB. The capacity is what drew me to the gun and it uses the same loaders as my 686. All in all, I'm very pleased with this revolver. Oh, got it through Davidson's.
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    If the barrel length of your 82 doesn't bother you I would look at a 4" Tracker for carry. One downfall in my opinion is that the Tracker is ported. I love my 6.5" Tracker.
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    I purchased one early this year. Very nice shooter. The heft absorbs recoil. In fact felt recoil reminds me of my 686 and Tracker. Both 4" models.

    I have a Masc paddle holster for CCW. Holster size is same as a 686 2.5" barrel.

    I own 3 85 UL's for car carry. The 617 was one of those "must have" wants. One of the better choices in my arsenal.

    Good luck with your decision and search.

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    617 or 817, I think I've found my 2017 gun. 😀

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    1. Muzzle Controll: Always point in a safe direction
    2. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
    3. Keep it unloaded until ready to use.
    4. Know your target and what is beyond.


    There is nothing so rewarding as to make people realize that they are worthwhile in this world.

 

 
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