Gun Report

Taurus 2-617021 .357 Magnum

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We experienced some binding with some ammos. Porting wasn't much of a factor in these heavy guns.

Taurus 2-617021 .357 Magnum

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Home Defense
Concealed Carry
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Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The .357s had a squared front-sight profile. Note the long ejector rod.
The 617 has seven big chambers and seven ratchets.
We didn't like the hard grips on the .357s and .44s (shown as much as the ribbed grips on the .38s.

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