Hey all, still new to the site but thought I'd share what brought me here. I had been wanting a snubbie in a .357 but wasn't sure if I wanted to get a poly or not. As luck would have it I happen to go into my lgs just planning to window shop and there it sat, between an 82 service and a judge, I likely would have passed it up if not for the bobbed hammer, then I saw the ports on it and decided I had to have it. To be honest I haven't had time to get to the range yet but I suspect it will do just fine. So here is my new 2003 model 617 CIA with ported barrel. Oh, also just ordered a theis holster for it.