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I recently traded for this Taurus model 617ss2 Stainless Steel 357Cal 7 shot 2 inch barrel Special Handmade Wood Grips Mfg Dec 04 2017.

I really do like this gun. After carrying it a while in a Barsony holster I've gotten use to the extra weight. Doesn't bother me anymore at all. Carry it all day.

I loaded it with 357 Magnum Remington Golden Saber 125 grain BJHP Ammo. I pray I will never have to use it but if I do it should do the job.

Trying to decide if I should take the Hammer Spur off or not.

How do you like my latest.
 

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I like it, I have a Blued Taurus 605, I've thought about removing the hammer spur for years but I haven't yet.
 
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Ohhhh- that's a beauty! Since we can't carry here in the crabby state, I'm not sure whether a hammer on a snubby would bother me or not, but perhaps look for a replacement hammer that you could crop rather than change the appearance of this beauty!
 

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Congrats on your new to you wheel gun.
 
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You have a beautiful revolver! Love the wood grips. When I think of not having a hammer spur I wonder, is there a chance that DA could fail and that cocking the hammer could advance the cylinder and allow you to fire it?
 
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I'd leave the stock hammer like it is and try to find another to de-horn.

Beautiful revolver. Nice find.

All the Best,
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Handsome pistola. :thumb: If it were mine, and I carried it, I'd leave the hammer alone, and draw it with my thumb covering the hammer. No snag that way.
 

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I really like your new revolver. I would leave the hammer as is. If you decide to "bob" it then I would look for another to replace this one. Then you could return it to original whenever you wanted to.
 

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Definite consensus here...very nice revolver! What did you trade for it? Like the rest, I'd leave the hammer as is. If you want a DAO buy one. If the hammer on your 617 is anything like the one on my 66 the one possible mod might be to knock the rear corners down a bit for comfort. I do like those custom grips! I may take a whack at making a set for one of my revolvers. The factory grips are fine IMHO, so if I don't get around to it, it won't be the end of the world. I don't know if it's just the photo but I like that "melted " look too. My daughter would say it was "sexy";). Again, nice revolver!
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Definite consensus here...very nice revolver! What did you trade for it? Like the rest, I'd leave the hammer as is. If you want a DAO buy one. If the hammer on your 617 is anything like the one on my 66 the one possible mod might be to knock the rear corners down a bit for comfort. I do like those custom grips! I may take a whack at making a set for one of my revolvers. The factory grips are fine IMHO, so if I don't get around to it, it won't be the end of the world. I don't know if it's just the photo but I like that "melted " look too. My daughter would say it was "sexy";). Again, nice revolver!
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I traded a model 455ss4 45ACP for it. The 455 with 4" barrel was just too big to carry.
I got the 617ss2 + some 357 ammo for the 455ss4.
I. consolidated my carry revolvers to 38 special and 357 calibers.
2ea. 85ss2 revolvers,
1ea. 605ss2
And now this 617ss2.
 

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When I think of not having a hammer spur I wonder, is there a chance that DA could fail and that cocking the hammer could advance the cylinder and allow you to fire it?
As a matter of fact, there is. That's actually one of the reasons why I prefer hammer-fired double/single action revolvers to striker-fired semiautomatic pistols. If you get a light strike/dud in double action or the action fails, you can still manually thumb back the hammer to advance to the next round and cock it into single action mode.
 
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I'm gonna go against the grain here a little bit and say Bob the hammer. I am more concerned with it snagging more than the need for, but with a little practice you can use the trigger to start cocking the hammer then pull it the rest of the way back with your thumb.
 

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I'm gonna go against the grain here a little bit and say Bob the hammer. I am more concerned with it snagging more than the need for, but with a little practice you can use the trigger to start cocking the hammer then pull it the rest of the way back with your thumb.
Before I significantly modified ANY part of a Taurus firearm, I'd make sure I had a back up of the part modified (i.e. the hammer) before doing so. In fact, I'd get the back up part first and modify IT and save the OEM part for putting it back in the gun when I decided that "bobbing" the hammer wasn't such a great idea:eek:.
RE: your trade, I think based on your desire for consolidation to .38SPL/.357MAG, it was a "win-win" deal. $$$ wise, I'm thinking the other guy came out ahead :(. Personally tho, I'm with you. That 455 Tracker is a pretty big firearm! Certainly so if you're thinking of it as a CC firearm. Also, I'm not a fan of the rimless cartridges for revolvers. I have nothing to base this on tho. I see the allure but don't feel the need to get sucked into it. Revolver design is based on rimmed cartridges. Auto loaders, for the most part, employ rimless cartridges. I can live with that!
Bottom line, you got an equitable trade. Don't "bob" the hammer. I'm just saying.
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That is a dang handsome revolver. And 7 rounds of .357 is a lot of persuasion.
 
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Looks great, I like it!
 
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Very nice revolver.:cool:
 
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Ohhhh- that's a beauty! Since we can't carry here in the crabby state, I'm not sure whether a hammer on a snubby would bother me or not, but perhaps look for a replacement hammer that you could crop rather than change the appearance of this beauty!
I'm with Sekol, I'd get a replacement either already bobbed or one to cut off instead of the original.
 

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Thanks to my buddies on the forum I got some great advice and comments.

I did find a hammer at Numrich but it is a little pricey $42.50 + shipping.
Your suggestion of keeping the original hammer as is would be the smart thing to do.
Thanks for that tip.

https://www.gunpartscorp.com/gun-manufacturer/taurus/revolvers-tau/617cp

Does anyone know what the CP on the end of 617 stands far? I've not seen that before.
 
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