Gun Report

S&W M317-2 Air Lite Hiviz No. 160221

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The long flutes and other cuts make for a very light revolver. The grips were more to our liking, but the sights were not. Workmanship and SA trigger were superb.

S&W M317-2 Air Lite Hiviz No. 160221

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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Here's the whole problem with this gun. There is no distinct top to the front sight, and all our shooters had a hard time holding elevation. A square notch in the rear would help, and a flat top on the front sight would complete the job.
Eight shots were available, and note the recessed chambers on the 3-inch gun to help keep junk out of the works. This gun gave full ejection to spend .22 LR cases. There were no operational problems with this S&W gun.

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