Taurus 617

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by njsportsman, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. njsportsman

    njsportsman New Member

    Hi new to forum and wanted to get started right away and pick some of your brains about revolvers. I as looking for a .357 snubby to CCW. I have looked at and shot a couple the Ruger SP101 and the Taurus 605 both 5 shots. I did like the Ruger but, am in a $410 budget including tax and in New Jersey a $15 NICS charge. I like the Taurus 605 but, want the 617 which holds 7 rounds. Not much in weight difference. The 617 is about 2oz heavier that the 101 but you gain 2 more rounds with the 617 but, the 605 is 4.4 oz lighter then the 617 but, you lose 2 rounds. for you guys that carry revolvers what is your perspective on choosing a CCW revolver. Lighter less rounds or a few oz heavier and gain exta rounds? I fall into the price if I go blued and not SS.
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2009
  2. raveneap

    raveneap New Member

    While Taurus, contrary to many folks belief, makes an OK low-medium price gun, they're not in the same league as Ruger and Smith. The Smith & Wesson 617 is an excellent handgun and will probably out last you and your heirs. As will the Ruger. I'm partial to the Smith but either will give you a great weapon.

  3. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

    I have seen and read so much bad press about Taurus revolvers that I wouldn't take one for free. While some folks just like to bash products, there's just so much smoke about them there must be a fire also. On THR, a well respected fella posted his adventures with a new Taurus that came with a bent frame and the time it took for Taurus to resolve the issue.

    Read this thread all the way through before investing in a Taurus revolver:


    I'd buy a used S&W or Ruger myself...
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2009
  4. tiberius10721

    tiberius10721 New Member

    I own a titanium 617 357 magnum that I purchased used for 300 dollars and it is a great gun . I have never had any problems with it and it is very accurate out to about 17 yards. which is fine considering it has a two inch barrel. So far I have fired about two thousand rounds through it with no problems. Ruger makes great revolvers also at a good price. Personally I think smith and wesson is charging a little to much for their revolvers. They make a great product but is it really worth it to pay between 700 and 1400 dollars for a smith and wesson product.
  5. magnumman

    magnumman New Member

    5 shot. Hit'em in the chest with the 1st 1