Taurus 617 , 7 shot revolver – short review

This cute looking snubbie in .357 Magnum is one mean little monster. I have had many a wet dreams about owning one which thanks to my dear friend “Rotor” were realized just a few weeks ago, and has thus added to my subtle collection of handguns. Make no mistakes as the size and looks might be elusive, .357 Magnum carries a lot of stopping power and with 7 rounds is a very good choice for concealed carry. The side break revolver is basic in design and simple to operate, though I would always prefer a safety in a revolver (my preference only). Revolvers or wheelers as they are called make a good choice for SD. Notice the Bianchi IWB all leather holster. A small pictorial review follows…Enjoy!

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Pistol vs Revolver; the big debate

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So which one of the two is better? Pistol or revolver? There are those who love semi-auto pistols and then there are those who adore wheelers. It’s almost a never ending debate, they say carrying a pistol means having more capacity, and that wheelers are old fashioned. Then there’s talk of accuracy and speed and looks and safety and what not. The average Joe gets confused and in the end has a hard time deciding which one to go for. Interestingly in our part of the world (Pakistan) revolvers are considered old fashioned and out dated. Actually this isn’t so. Surf the web and you’ll come to know there’s a sizable population which prefers wheelers over semi-auto pistols. Here’s some points to consider before going for any one of them.

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