I bought a Smith & Wesson Model 617 10-round 22LR revolver with a 6-inch barrel from Bud's, primarily for plinking and use at a gun range (with inexpensive ammunition).
The Bud's purchase experience and FFL transfer were easy without issue.
I made a small adjustment to the sights on the M617 after the first 200 rounds fired, and have been very happy with the revolver since. This is my go-to gun on the local gun range because of the low cost of the 22LR ammo.
I like the feel, size, weight, barrel length, and looks of this revolver. It is very easy for me to load and shoot, and I am "comfortably" accurate with the gun.
I will say that my wife did not like this revolver because of the weight and size. We ended up buying her a smaller model S&W 22LR revolver for use at the range.
For a long-term investment and a solid, fun-to-shoot revolver, I can highly recommend this model.
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!