Gun Report

S&W M317-2 Air Lite No. 160222 .22 LR

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The extremely light S&W snubby might have won our hearts if it had decent sights. Eight shots, but we had trouble putting them where we wanted.

S&W M317-2 Air Lite No. 160222 .22 LR

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The sight picture on the shorter 317 was sufficiently visible with the front post blackened, but we couldn't see the sights otherwise, which affected the gun's accuracy results.
We thought this lanyard-attach point was fitting. Or you could put the super-light revolver on your key ring. Note the cut in the aluminum back strap to help reduce weight.

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