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Old 01-21-2019, 11:50 PM
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I'd like to carry the S&W 18 or 48 with 4" barrels, but I live where it is humid for much of the summer, so blued CM requires constant maintenance to avoid rust. I don't care for the full lug on the 617, so my preferred stainless rimfire carry/hunt revolvers are the Rossi 515 and 518.
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Old 01-22-2019, 08:42 AM
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For a carry hunting revolver in .22, I love my Mod.18-4. I carry it in a Diamond D chest holster. This holster will accommodate my mod.18, 19, and 48. I like the chest rig as it leaves the hands free for driving, boating, carrying a long gun, and has instant easy access.
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Old 01-22-2019, 11:59 AM
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Revolvers

I have a S&W Model 63 with a 3 inch barrel and a 617 with a 6 inch barrel. Both are fairly new to me. I really like them both; don't hunt, just shoot paper. It has occurred to me that, if I was to carry, I would consider the 63.

They both shoot better than I do.

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Old 01-23-2019, 04:45 PM
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I have small hands, so I can relate to how a S&W model 617 might not be the best fit.

I have one of the newer model SP-101 guns, which I like fine. It gets a bad rep on the internet, though. A little lighter and trimmer than the 617 at 30 ounces, and may fit your hand better also.

A S&W model 63 seems like a logical recommendation. Only trouble is that a 3" barrel might require you to get closer than small game will normally allow. At least until you have mastered the gun...

They also made 4" and 5" versions of the model 63 in years past, and they may be somewhat easier to hit with if you can find one at a good price.




Really most any DA revolver in good working order should do, as long as you get good with it and don't mind carrying it around.
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Old 01-26-2019, 11:23 PM
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My nickel 4" mdl 18. I put on RR/WO sights. A target hammer and smooth ranger trigger.
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Old 01-27-2019, 04:20 AM
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I have small hands, me being only 5'5" tall,

My favorite 22lr revolver is the Single Six Hunter. It has good sight radius and comes with scope rings that can be put on and off the revolver very easily and quickly if needed. But the best thing about the Single Six Hunter, is that I bought an old set of grips for it and sanded them really thin and they fit my small hands really well.



I also have a S&W 617 6" barrel model. When I first purchased this revolver I sent it back to S&W because the revolver was spitting lead terribly. They fixed it on their dime and it has shot great ever since. I have very small grips on it that I had purchased for a 686 at one point. These grips are very small and also fit my small hands very well. I can get a very strong grip on these.



Out of both of these revolvers I am much more accurate with the single six.
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Old 01-27-2019, 05:18 PM
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l have both the 4" and 6" Model 617. They have been back to the S&W Custom Shop for complete action jobs and target trigger, hammer and sights upgrades. The 6" is a bit slicker than the 4", but the 6" is at least 15 years old. I haven't shot my Single Sixes in years.
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I currently use a 5-1/2" Single Six for a carry gun. I have a new 4" 617, it may be a tad heavy. I'd like to have an 18 but the price are too steep for me. If I eer run into one at a decent price I may buy it.
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Old 04-18-2019, 08:30 PM
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I have small hands and like my 617 with the 4" barrel. I switched the factory grips for Hogue Monogrips. They have an exposed rear grip strap which gives you about a 1/4" less distance to the trigger compared to the factory grips which cover the rear strap.
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:33 PM
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My favorite all-around hand gun

My favorite hand gun for any purpose, after a tough day at the office. OK, still working on attachments.
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Only have one S&W model 18 bought new in box( safe queen),came from factory with 3 t's

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Only have one S&W model 18 bought new in box( safe queen),came from factory with 3 t's
I have one just like it, NIB. I won’t shoot it because of its value, as a collector piece.

For a shooter, I would take a 617, 4” any day. They will look good forever.
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Old 03-23-2020, 09:29 PM
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Hard to beat a new S&W 63 for carry and decent accuracy but that said if I wanted to make sure I hit something I would reach for the S&W 617 6" as it's at another lever accuracy wise.
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Old 03-23-2020, 10:44 PM
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My 2 favorite carry/hunting revolvers

Colt new frontier 6" and the Smith 63-4 with 5" barrel. Both are near match target accuracy but easier carry and fit my hands great. Th colt 4.5" barrel is shown but the barrel got bulged with a squib load. So I changed it out for a 6" .
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Old 03-23-2020, 10:57 PM
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S&W 17-2 6". Shoots very nice. But lately I have a desire for a Ruger stainless single action.
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