I have had my Smith & Wesson Model 617 Revolver for a little over two years and have put over 17,000 round thought it with no real problems (except once as noted below). This gun will shoot practically any brand of 22lr ammunition and will shoot it all day long without problems. The revolver is extremely accurate and the grip feels good in your hand.
I probably won’t be the first one to say that Smith & Wesson knows how to make a revolver. And a beautiful one at that. The Model 617 happens to be one that shoots .22LR, looks sexy while doing it and gives you 10 shots in the cylinder. Its K frame is about the same size as a .357 Ruger GP100 and it may be the highest priced .22LR revolvers on the market today. But it’s worth every penny . . .
An affordable exercise ‒ or how to have fun and still spend less. This is what the Smith & Wesson model 617 revolver in .22 Long Rifle caliber can offer