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i stumbled across this gun today and nearly did a back flip. gun feels nice in my hands, rather smooth trigger, and i never knew they had a 7 shot revolver in a 38.

i was soo caught up in everything that i didnt bother to ask about a haggling price since i cant purchase one for a few months, and i didnt bother asking if they made one similar in size but in 22lr. its not a big deal but i think it would be fun to have both. so does anyone know of the 22lr style/size out there ?


along with this, does anyone have the ported 617? buds guns offers one and its a very attractive thought. more then likely this will be a pocket gun so im not too sure about hammerless or not.

so who loves their 617 ?
 

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I have a 617 and love it. The gun handles recoils so well even with 110g .357 I see no need to get a ported one. It's loud enough without it. The gun has been good to me. It's SA trigger is light and crisp and I have a 1000 rounds of mixed .357 and .38 through it. It's a great gun.
 

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thanks RB69, ported isnt too big-ole deal to me but i thought it would be nice. more then likely, ill get what i can find since the gun scare and all that jazz. the shop had one at $500 used so ill have to shop around, man, i cant believe how sweet that thing felt :)
 

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i cant believe all the people having issues with taurus guns. they claims are soo crazy its almost humorous, or sick, not sure yett. people claim barrels fly down range and parts turn to dust in your hands... crazy.i cant see 90% of this being true.
 

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Here's another thumbs up to the Model 617! I bought mine a couple of years ago and
it is nice to have a concealed carry revolver that holds seven rounds. It is heavy
for a concealed carry gun but having the extra rounds in the cylinder and the solid
build that it has makes up for the extra weight you carry around versus the other
snubnose revolvers out there. After looking around for months for one, I lucked up
at a gun show, I paid $ 360.00 plus tax and got a pretty good deal on it.
 

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Any gun can explode. Not just Taurus. When you accidently doubble charge a realod, bad things are going to happen. I don't care if it's a smith, colt, ruger or taurus.
 

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yeah i know many people love taurus and i just love the design of 90% of their stuff. my friend has a 357 and loves it, it feels nice too. im not sure where ill be getting mine from yet, probably online. i also want to buy a reloading station right off the bat aswell.
 

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I got my son a 617 for Christmas and he loves it! It is fun to shoot 38's and 357's let you know you're shooting a magnum.It's really accurate for a 2" barrel.He's even let me shoot it! morayman..........
 

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I've carried a Mdl 617SS2 for the last 10 years; it is an awesome gun. Fiocchi® 357 Magnum 158gr XTP®/JHP (#357XTP) shoots to POA in my gun.
 

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Glad you like yours, mine had a small issue when it was new and after a short vacation in Miami, it has performed flawlessly with near 1000 rounds of mostly 357 through it.
 

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I bought mine about four years ago and I too had an issue with the B/C gap being too tight ( .001" + ) and wanting to bind if it got the least bit dirty. A short vacation to sunny Florida at the companies expense both ways and it has not had any problems since. They are not the lightest revolvers on the market, but they do manage recoil very well even with magnum loads.

Do check the revolver section for a checklist to inspect when buying a revolver, it has many good tips!
 
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