Ok folks I have a question of what you folks think of the Taurus 617. My wife picked it out a few years ago and hs only shot it a few times. She is starting to take a intrest in shooting now. The 617 is a 7 shot 357. She normally shoots 38 in it as the recoil from the 617 is alot even for me and she is half my size. This is her "house gun" when I'm away. My concern is that I have herd very mixed reports on the taurus and hate the thought of it going down at the worse possible time. It is not the only gun in the house but the other 2 hand guns are a gp100 with 5 inch barrel which she feels is to large and a sp101 that usually travels with me in bag/luggage as cant cc here. I'm really considering getting her something else. Of course I realize she needs to pick it out, but I geuss I'm asking if it was you would you trust a Taurus. Please dont think that I'm trying to start a brand war. Just with as bad as things are getting this has been weighing on my mind the past few days.