Gun Report

S&W M317 Air Lite No. 160222 22 LR, $535

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Gun Tests Grade: B. We liked this gun’s fit and finish, accuracy, single-action trigger, and light carry weight. But the heavy double-action pull was too stiff for some of our femaie shooters, and the hammer spur was sharp enough to gouge the thumb.

S&W M317 Air Lite No. 160222 22 LR, $535

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 center of impact was high. There's no easy way to fix that because the sight blade was integral with the barrel shroud.

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