Feel free to convince that I've made the right or the wrong choice.
What exact model of 617 do you have? Is it the discontinued 19oz Titanium model? If so I bet it's a real handful with 357 Magnum ammunition!I just got a 617 UL...very nice! Shoots good groups at 15yds. Have not tried it at 25yd yet, but will be interesting to see how it does. Very nice to carry and always nice to have 7rds. Be nice if I could find some grips for it....don't really like the ribber grips. One fellow gave me a link to where I may be able to get some wood ones...pricey.
Unfortunately Pachmayr® makes no grips for the Taurus® Compact frame guns. For a 415/425/445/617/627/817 gun you have three choices..........I too believe you will enjoy it. However, I would likely put a set of Pachmayrs on it to help w/ control when shooting the heavy loads.......