Gun Report

Taurus 617 SSCH .357 Magnum

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Dollar for dollar, this gun is one of the better arguments for carrying a .357 Magnum revolver. It's more compact than the 686, particularly in terms of height. Its rear sight would also snag less, though that has a trade-off in terms of bullet impact. If this steel gun is produced in a lighter-weight alloy down the road, it will be even better.

Taurus 617 SSCH .357 Magnum

Gun Details

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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 Taurus's hammer has been "de-snagged," a carry plus.
Great grip: The Taurus filled the hand without too much height.

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