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    Quote Originally Posted by 9mmrevolver View Post
    I have one, just got it this year. Few 100, 38 and just 10 round's of 357. It's too powerful in 357 to be using all the time. I was at the range and was asked what gun I was using because the 357 power was shaking on the wall! Also couldn't hit the side of a barn with the 357 loads, never saw the target where they went..... The 38's went on target just fine.

    Did you set the target on fire also??
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickcarr View Post
    Buy the Wolff Taurus m85 spring pak. It's like $13 on ebay or thru various sites. I think it's $12 plus shipping from Wolff directly. Just FYI, I got my pulls from 12/5 to 8/2.75 but I changed after hearing reports saying the 9 lb hammer spring is too light and may cause issues with certain ammo. I love the lighter pull weights but it's a true hair trigger and it could be dangerous for inexperienced shooters. I went back to the factory hammer spring (which Wolff says is 11 lbs) and I can definitely hear a louder "slap" of the hammer hitting the transfer bar. Looking from the side of the cylinder the firing pin is reaching the dummy rounds with either hammer spring installed; however, I'd rather be safe and so I went back to the factory tension. My final pull weights are 8.75 and 2.75 lbs. (The hammer spring will not effect SA pull weight.)

    I may give the 9 lb hammer spring a try later but no rush.

    PS. Excellent video here on how to install springs:


    Thanks for the info. Right now I am planning on pulling the side plate, flushing out the mechanism and lubing it with some Slip2000 that I have a small tube received in some other shipment. Then working it over with a few thousand trigger pulls with the snap caps installed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickcarr View Post
    I felt stupid and only learned of the 617 after I bought the 605. I didn't feel so bad after seeing the price of the 617 however. The extra +2 rounds would be nice to have though. Do you have a picture of the two side by side? I'm just curious how much larger the cylinder is on the 617 compared to the 605? Are the overall dimensions the same?
    605 Specs: L - 6.5"; H- 4.4"; W - 1.4; WT - 24 oz.

    617 Specs: L - 6.625; H - 5.3"; W- 1.53 WT - 28.3 oz.

    For IWB or OWB specs wouldn't matter. For pocket carry I think the height, width, and weight would eliminate the 617. I know the 605 can be pocket carried because I do it. Want 10 rounds instead of 7? Carry a speed loader for the 605.
    A lot less expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHorse View Post
    Very solid, well made, versatile revolver. I think I'd carry .38+P in it, unless I was in bear/mountain lion country, then 158 grain HSM bear loads. Should last forever. Congratulations!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyP View Post
    Regarding the Hogue 67000? If it fit well? Good to know. I have a 605 in the works right now and if after the first range session I don't like the factory grips, the Hogue will get ordered ASAP.
    Picked up my new M605 matte black today and tried about 50 rounds of .38 reloads in it at the shop range. VERY comfortable to shoot, the stock grip felt fine so I think I'll just keep it. Quite accurate little snubbie, trigger is acceptable both SA and DA.

    I do believe it's a keeper and will go into my carry rotation soon.
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    Randy, I like the factory grip too. It works best for CCW and despite its size it's very comfortable. I have noticed during the warmer days that it can be a little slippery with sweaty hands but this is true for most pistol grips. If it was tackier then it would catch on clothing, so it's a fair trade-off.
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