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Smith & Wesson 617 Stainless .22LR 160584
Smith & Wesson 617 Stainless .22LR (160584)


 
Smith & Wesson 617 Stainless .22LR (160584)
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The Quintessential Kit Gun. Without question, the highest quality double action .22LR revolver on the market today is the Smith & Wesson model 617. It is built on the company's renown mid size K-Frame and makes the perfect all around target or trails gun.

It is a solid wheel gun that balances well in the hand. A thick, full underlug barrel adds just the right amount of weight to the gun to balance nicely, and also help absorb recoil.

The gun is a little on the meaty side, tipping the scales at 38.9- ounces unloaded. The ten-round cylinder is fluted and the sights are exceptional.

It has excellent leverage for the size of the handgun and the average hand fits the revolver well, offering good purchase on the grips. With this design, the shooter's index finger reaches the trigger with a minimum of effort.

It has traditional style adjustable sights with a white outline rear and red ramp front. With the aid of a small flathead screwdriver, the rear sight is adjustable for both windage and elevation.

The 617 is equally at home firing high velocity CCI Stinger or Mini Mags, as it is reduced recoil value pack bricks of .22LR. The smooth organic contours make it a superb plinking gun.

Since the gun is designed around a heavy duty rimfire frame, it is capable of handling high volume shooting extremely well. It has a transfer bar safety mounted on the frame.

If you're unfamiliar with the function of a transfer bar, it is a thin strip of metal that rises once the trigger is squeezed, allowing the hammer's energy to be transferred to the firing pin and then on to the primer. The invention of the transfer bar safety allowed revolvers to be carried with a full six rounds in the cylinder without the chance of the hammer being snagged and / or being dropped, then inadvertently fired. In addition, the gun is equipped with a built in key lock to disable the gun for safe storage.


For those that question the practicality of a revolver, keep in mind they don't jam- up, stovepipe, fail to feed or extract. Compared to semi-autos, revolvers are not only more reliable mechanically, but they are also more forgiving with operator error, and are much simpler to operate under stress.

With revolvers, there’s no chance of limp-wristing or creating a stoppage. There's no magazine to accidentally release and no slide movement to impair the action (if blocked, if ejected shells bounce back into the ejection port, etc.).

Loading and unloading are much easier, and accomplished by using gravity to drop rounds directly into the cylinder, versus the wrestling match new shooter's often experience attempting to push rounds into a magazine under spring tension. In addition, revolvers aren't picky about the types of ammo they fire.


The Smith & Wesson Model 617 has a satin finish that provides an overall pleasing appearance, while the solid forged stainless steel chassis ensures longevity. Shots can be fired in either a double action mode, or for greater precision, the hammer can be easily cocked back and fired using a crisp single action trigger pull.

The hammer is checkered on the top side, making cocking sure and foolproof. The double action mode is long, but the trigger remains smooth throughout.

When cocking the hammer for single action, the trigger pull is almost imperceptible. The 4- inch barrel features an elegantly sculpted underlug that protects the ejector rod from being bent if the underside of the barrel were to violently strike against something, or even get dropped on the pavement.

An extremely smooth cylinder latch, combined with positive cartridge extraction, make reloading ridiculously easy. The rubber grip on the 617 accommodates all three of the shooter’s gripping fingers for a firm and secure hold, and also helps to absorb recoil.

Overall, the Smith & Wesson Model 617 is an excellent choice for any shooter looking for a fun, low recoil, versatile, simple to use, accurate, reliable and durable handgun that can just as easily spend all day on the range, or be thrown in a backpack to take as an emergency backup while camping.
Features
Solid Stainless Cylinder & Frame
10- Shot Cylinder
Built on the Venerable K- Frame
Caliber: .22LR
Barrel Length: 4" Full Underlug
Action: Traditional Double
Sights: Adjustable Rear, Patridge Front
Weight: 38.9 oz
Grips: Soft Rubber w/ Finger Grooves
Warranty: Lifetime


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