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Just picked it up today. ;D



My friend bought one a few months ago and let me shoot it, I fell in love with it, had to get one for my very own.
I absolutely love the way this gun feels in my hand. Lock up is tight, trigger is smooth, and it's accurate. Can't ask for anything more.

Here's my target from the first range test. Ammo: Magtech 38spl, 158gr fmj. From about 20yds. 4" group.

Did I mention I love this gun? Haven't shot 357 out of it yet, but can't wait to.
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Now I need to find a good IWB holster, which I've heard can be difficult.
Looking for leather or suede, open top, adjustable cant. Any suggestions?
 

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Congrats on the new gun. I was originally wanting one of these but found a good deal on a 605, (earlier thread). Like the idea of 7 shots but the 605 conceals easy. I guess the only answer to is to get both!

Keep us up to date on this.
 

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Very nice and congrats on your new revolver; the 617 is my go-to gun... sounds like you're discovering why.
 

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Congrats on a fine revolver!

I just got ahold of its little brother the M817 Ultra Lite. Haven't taken it to the range yet. Very soon. I like the trigger on mine as well, very smooth.

I agree with Anker on this as I am looking for an M605.
 

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IWB for a 617? Holy heck. Doable, but hope you've got big pants!
 
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Congrats on your new revolver, nice one.
 
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IWB for a 617? Holy heck. Doable, but hope you've got big pants!
I carry my circa 2003 Mdl 617SS2 IWB in a Theis Holster®; it is amazingly comfortable. I highly recommend this holster!
 
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Niiiiice!! :)
 
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Just found out that Ross Leather makes holsters for the 617.
I really like this one: CCWSUPPLY.BIZ - Ross M18S Southern Comfort IWB Holster

I don't think I'll have any problems carrying the 617 IWB. I started buying my pants a size larger when I started carrying my full size Beretta PX4 years ago.

I couldn't find if the 617 is +P rated, anybody know if it is? I figure since it's a 357, shooting 38spl +P would be ok.
 

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Congratulations on your new revolver.
 

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That is on my "want" list now. Great picture.
Funny how that works, huh?I was lucky enough to find one of these in the local gun classifieds a couple of years ago. It's a sweet revolver, for sure. A bit heavy for me for concealed carry, though.
 

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my wife has its little brother the 817 and loves it as her nightstand gun and I enjoyed shooting it so much went and found a 2001 year 817ss that has been excellent and I really like the 7 rounds. im sure you will enjoy yours!
 

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It's cold but I still took my 617 out to my range again.

This time from 15yds. Ammo is still the Magtech, 38spl, 158gr FMC. Shot in DA.



I'm amazed that a snubbie would be this accurate at these ranges.
 
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Congrats on your new 617.
 
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