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7 shot snubbie question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by kgpcr, Aug 28, 2016.

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  1. kgpcr

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    I have a 617ss Taurus that my wife has confiscated as she loves it and is going to use it as her CCW. I really liked it as it was a great pocket carry gun. I loved the fact it was a 7 shot .357 in a very small package. I see Taurus does not make it any more. Any else make a 7shot snubbie? It can even be a .38 as that will work just fine for her.
     
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    Taurus® still makes the 617: http://www.taurususa.com/product-details.cfm?id=260&category=Revolver&toggle=&breadcrumbseries=
    Additionally Taurus® offers a similar 7 shot in 38 Special you can consider: http://www.taurususa.com/product-details.cfm?id=289&category=Revolver&toggle=&breadcrumbseries=

    The 817 38 is several ounces lighter.
     
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    I think dawei is right. I don't check the Taurus sight often, but I remember seeing 7 and 8 shot Tauruses recently...new ones, I believe. Check gunbroker for used versions. Best wishes.
     
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    I had a 617 "tracker" for a while. I liked the gun, but it developed timing issues. I thought that the lugs were smaller and closer together in the 7 shot compared to a six shooter. I thought it made made the timing more complicated.
     
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    It is a little bigger than the Taurus, but I wouldn't call the Taurus 617 a pocket gun either. But the OP did, so he must have big pockets.
     
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    I'll stick with my 11-oz S&W 7-shooter.
     
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    BodyGuard 380? Do I win? :D
     
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    S&w 351c 22magnum.
     
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    I carry my S&W 686 Plus 2.5" OWB, in a high-riding pancake holster. Awesome!
     
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    Bingo.
     
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    242-box.jpg The the S&W 242TI is another 7 shot 38 special +P.

    It's an L frame, but is Aluminum and Titanium and weights about 19 oz.
     
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    Funny, I have a 617 I was considering selling...
     

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