Taurus M 817 B2 UL (top)
Taurus M 817 SS2 UL (below)
In late 1990s, the Brazilian firm «Forjas Taurus S. A. »released on the arms market compact revolver Model 817, which is a modification of the Model 617.
By design revolver Taurus M 817 is completely analogous to the base model M 617 revolver from which differs only used cartridge - .38 Special and frame made of light alloy, as well as the ability to use high-power cartridge - .38 Special + P. < / p>
revolver 817 is assembled on a frame integral with the small dimensions and is provided with a shortened barrel handle, the left side reclining.
Taurus M 817 SS2 UL
Drum capacity 7 rounds fixed with ejector latch rod. While reloading revolver drum leans to the left side and extractor located inside the drum axis, when pressed simultaneously removes immediately all spent cartridges.
revolver equipped with a reinforced barrel length 51 mm (2 ") and may have a built-in equalizer with three gas escape hole on each side of the front sight. In the bottom of the barrel is a container for the extractor rod.
hammer-type firing mechanism with open trigger, double action allows shooting as self-cocking, and with pre-cocking the hammer manually.
The design provides for a trigger automatic trigger safety. Also equipped with a safety lock arms, locking the trigger in the frame - this security system TSS (Taurus Security System), patented by «Taurus» like a normal door lock and operates a miniature key.
open sights consist of sight and a back sloped pillar as longitudinal grooves on the upper surface of the frame.
shortened lever is equipped with rubber cheeks wraparound type.
Taurus M 817 SS2 UL
revolvers proposed in embodiments of coated blue burnished and stainless steel.
| Caliber, mm || 9x29 R |
| Length mm || 168 |
| Height, mm || 130 |
| Width || 39 |
| Barrel length, mm || 51 |
| Weight empty, kg || 0.594 |
| Drum, count . cartridges || 7 |
Depending on the materials used, the length of the barrel and design for revolvers Taurus M 617 adopted certain indexing, where «SS» means that the gun is made of stainless steel (STAINLESS STEEL), «B» - blue and burnished, «UL» - using light alloys (ULTRA-LITE); figure after model means a barrel length in inches.
marking weapon consists of TAURUS inscription on the trunk, the company's trademark on the frame and the words TAURUS with a bull's head on the handle medallion cheeks.
Due to its small size
revolvers Taurus M 817 suitable for concealed carry, can be used by police officers and individuals for self-defense. This weapon is characterized by high quality, reliability and excellent surface finish at a relatively low price. Shortened handle, made in the style «combat», convenient for concealed carry and provides a secure grip when firing weapons. The use of lightweight alloys to reduce weight allowed several weapons that increased ease of concealed carry, but because of the low weight at a powerful cartridge rebound felt stronger and sharper.
Taurus M 817 SS2 UL (top)
Taurus M 817 SS2 UL C with compensator (bottom)