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S&W M617 10RD 22LR 4" Reviews

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55 Reviews. Average Rating:    4.5 of 5 Stars!
5 stars:
75% (41 of 55)
4 stars:
11% (6 of 55)
3 stars:
5% (3 of 55)
2 stars:
7% (4 of 55)
1 star:
1% (1 of 55)
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by John S Sunday 17 September, 2017
Re: Smith & Wesson Model 617-6, 4" barrel. Having now owned this S&W Model 617-6 for about a year and having fired an estimated 2500 rounds I give this revolver a very high grade and would highly recommend it. Comparing it to 4 older S&W .22 caliber revolvers dating from the 1940's, 1950's, 1960's, and the 1970's this newer Model 617-6 is every bit as good and in some ways better. It's better in that the chambers are slightly bigger. The older S&W .22 caliber chambers would become inconveniently tight after about 50 rounds whereas this new Model 617-6 can easily go 200 or more rounds before the chamber start to get tight from being dirty. Overall the fit and finish is very good. After getting the trigger broken-in the trigger/trigger pull is very good. It appears to shoot reliably accurately. I have no issues with this revolver. Although I have not tried the 6" barrel I suspect it might be a bit front heavy and not balance as well as the 4' barrel but that's just supposition. The factory sights are excellent. Some people complain about the rubber grips not being as attractive as wood grips but, at least for me, they are very comfortable and function well. Some people complain about the internal safety (internal lock) not being necessary or not being aesthetically pleasing but I don't mind it as I'm not looking at it while I'm shooting, I don't use it, and it's never caused a problem for me. Another advantage of this Model 617-6 over older S&W .22 caliber revolvers is the top strap is drilled and tapped and easily accepts a mount for optics. Even though the standard factory sights are excellent my older eyes prefer the infinite focus of a red-dot optic. I use a Raptor Engineering mount for a Burris Fastfire III optic. I highly recommend the Raptor Engineering mount for S&W revolvers which I have used on both this revolver (K-frame) and a Model 686 (L-frame) and I am about to try one on a N-frame. The Raptor Engineering mount is very low profile, well-made, comes with all hardware, and is reasonably priced.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Boyd P Thursday 07 September, 2017
I received the model 617 on Sept 1 though trading another firearm,the transaction went smooth I'm well pleased with the trade. I had seen a lot of bad reviews on utube and good reviews about the model 617 ,so I was concerned, My 617 was perfect as all my S&W models have always been,I cleaned it even though it didn't need it ,then shot 50 rounds threw it.adjusted down two clicks. Dead on. Thanks Buds again!

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by David S Sunday 13 August, 2017
Well built and very accurate.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by DOUGLAS T Sunday 02 July, 2017
WOW ! Beautiful Pistol. Very well made - Bud's prices are hard to beat - fast shipping. Glad I bought another gun from Bud's.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Michael T Wednesday 21 June, 2017
Buds was great with pricing and shipping! The S&W 617 is exactly what I expected. Super shooter, accurate and looks good too! Great training revolver for new shooters. Thanks Buds!

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Patrick M Thursday 25 May, 2017
This gun is already infamous. Hold 10 rounds, awesome, is accurate (as accurate as I can be anyway) and has a smooth functioning trigger in single and double action. I'd ditch the lock to make the trigger even better, but don't let that affect your decision. This is a great wheel gun for plinking and training.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
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