The Outrider

“Man is a machine, but a very peculiar machine. He is a machine which, in the right circumstances, and with the right treatment, can know that he is a machine, and having fully realized this, he may find the ways to cease to be a machine.” — P.D. Ouspensky

Help a Brother Out


taurus 357 (2)

New addition

Well, since I can’t see to pass up a good deal, I came into possession of this little Taurus 617 7 shot .357 revolver.  I was holding out for a S&W, but the price was right on this little guy. I normally   carry a Glock 23 when I conceal carry, but I figure this may be a good side-kick when wandering around the undisclosed location downstate in case I run into some nuisances. I have never carried a wheel gun before and wonder if anyone has any experience buying a holster for one of these. It is a seven shot, so much what I see may not work because of the difference in cylinders.  I am looking for a leather, OWB, but would settle for kydex.  Any advice would be really helpful.  I hope to have a range report when the crowds die down.

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9 thoughts on “Help a Brother Out

  1. hiswiserangel on said:

    I carry my .38 S&W in a galco ankle glove. You didn’t say where you were thinking of carrying it.

  2. Chaplain Tim on said:

    I have the titanium version, ported barrel and “ribber” grips. I have not found a good leather holster yet, so it rides in a cheap nylon belt slide with retention strap. Accurate, light, and 7 rounds of. 357mag makes for a good carry gun. Recoil is less than expected, so I use it to teach newbies as well.

  3. I carry my .357 LCR in a DeSantis pocket holster, but it is only a 5 shot and weighs just 17 ounces empty.

    • I was looking at one of those. How is the recoil?

      • It’s manageable, the only thing that is really noticeable is the fact that it stings your hand, not that this makes a hill of beans. I also use max commercial loads. I had the .38 before the .357 came out. I bought a lot of different holsters trying to find a way that I would carry 100% of the time with either my Glock 21 or 30, but found that this is the best I will CCW all the time.

      • I will stick to the Glock 23 while I can. If ammo becomes scarce and I have to start carrying reloads it’s time to switch to the wheel gun. I was able to take the Taurus into the woods and shoot at some cans. It is heavy enough the recoil is definitely not too bad even with Hornaday 140 gr.

      • I use Speer Gold Dot 158 grain.

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