Taurus snub question

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    Taurus snub question

    Anyone in here have one of these?

    Ultra-lite model 817 .38 spl. Revolver

    7 shot .38 +P
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    No, are you looking for a new or used to add to the collection?
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    Open to either.

    Would like feed back from owners or those who have tried them out.

    Will be checking out sportsmans warehouse to see if they have it on the wall.

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    I have a 5 shot Taurus .38 special, similar to yours. Mine has the internal hammer tho. I took it to the range once, and I haven't had a problem with it since I bought it. Taurus is a pretty reliable firearm.

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    I have the Taurus 910 in 9mm that they aparently do not make any longer. It is a slick BUG.

    I don't think you can go wrong with the 817 at all. I can't remember the exact model number but I believe that my brother has that Taurus but hammerless, if that model is available hammerless, if not it's another model number but the same basic gun and it is a sweet shooter also, at little stout with the +P but manageable with standard .38's.

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    i have one, good little shooter. im going to shave the hammer for pocket carry

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    My grandmother has one w/ the internal hammer. It shoots great. She carries it and I've shot the dog snot out of it. I'm buying one for my wife here shortly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derrin33 View Post
    My grandmother has one w/ the internal hammer. It shoots great. She carries it and I've shot the dog snot out of it. I'm buying one for my wife here shortly.
    Internal hammer with 7 shot?

    I only see the one with hammer on their site.

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    Wife has the 605 .357 5 shot 2". Her purse gun. It is plenty for close fire.

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    <==== I have the .45LC ULTRALIGHT version.. 5 shot.. works dandy
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    i have one of these - 32 H&R Mag - I like it. About to start reloading for it. I think a 60 grain Gold Dot or XTP. It should get around 1100 feet per sec out of the snubby. That would be around 290+ foot pound energy.
    I would like to add. This is a great front pocket gun with a cheap uncle mikes pocket holster. I forget that it is there.

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    Thanks for all the input. Iíve heard good things about Taurus revolvers for awhile now. Not too concerned about that.

    What interests me about this model is the 7 rounds of .38. The local big box store doesnít carry them. I need to look around more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zero View Post

    What interests me about this model is the 7 rounds of .38. The local big box store doesnít carry them. I need to look around more.
    I have a model 617. 7 rounds of .357 mag. Does your local store have that one? Mine has porting which seems to tame that 357 kick a bit. Mostly though I use 38spl +p in it. Nice little gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zero View Post
    What interests me about this model is the 7 rounds of .38. The local big box store doesnít carry them. I need to look around more.
    Try here: http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...ducts_id/31386

    http://www.gunsamerica.com/976933073..._817_38spl.htm

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...?Item=87934970
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    Thanks Don.

    I saw one on gunbroker and it got me thinking.

    Still want to get my hands on one to check out the grip and see how it feels overall.

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