With many years in holster business, our portfolio grew up and today we can offer wide range of leather and cordura holsters for Smith & Wesson Model 17 based on years of experience in professional and regular concealment gun wearing. We offer also holsters for S&W 22A, S&W 642, S&W 686, S&W Bodyguard 38, S&W M&Pand others. Take a look at our best selling Smith & Wesson Model 17 holsters below:
Smith & Wesson Model 17 holsters can be divided into four categories by use: Duty holsters (worn by police uniformed officers and security), Tactical holsters (worn by military, security and law enforcement), Concealment holsters (worn by peace officers, private persons) and Sporting holsters (worn for shooting sports, hunting). Choosing the proper Smith & Wesson Model 17 holster for your handgun is just as important as choosing the right handgun to fit your needs. Now is not time to get cheap, your Smith & Wesson Model 17 is only as good as the ability to bring it into action when necessary. Just as in handguns, all Smith & Wesson Model 17 holsters will not fit every need or situation that may come up.
Smith & Wesson Model 17 holsters are manufactured in a variety of materials including leather, nylon, kydex and in a variety of combinations. Carrying on the strong side hip is considered to tactically be the best way to carry your handgun. Carrying strong side on the outside although is the fastest to acquire it may not be as concealable as an IWB (in the waistband) strong side carry. Other popular choices of Smith & Wesson Model 17 holster are: shoulder holster, ankle holster, small of the back, fanny packs and other off-body carry options. It is also advied to check available holster options when you plan to purchase a new handgun. No matter what kind of Smith & Wesson Model 17 holster you are looking for, we will help you find it in best quality and reliable price here.
Smith & Wesson launched the Model K-22 Masterpiece in 1946. This is a 6-shot revolver with a 152 mm (6in) barrel in .22 LR caliber. A small production series were manufactured with a 127 mm (5 in) barrel. This revolver ha san adjustable micrometer sight and a walnut grip. In 1959, it was renamed the Model 17 K-22 Masterpeiece. This steel revolver has counter bored cylinder chambers, allowing deeper seating for the .22 LR cartridges. As of 1960, this version was also available with a 213 mm (8 ½ in) barrel. In 1986, a version with a heavier 102 mm (4 in) barrel was added. In 1990, Smith & Wesson introduced a new model 17 Masterpiece. The type has a continuous ejector shroud running through to the muzzle. The new model had barrel lengths of 102 mm (4in), 152 mm (6 in) and 204 mm ( 8 ½ in). The barrel has a raised barrel rib. This new model also deepened cylinder chambers, an adjustable micrometer sight and walnut grip. In 1993, the production of this revolver with the 213 mm (8 ½ in) barrel was stopped. In the course of time, a number of different modifications have been made both to the old and new Model 17:
1959 Model 17-1, modification of the ejector bar
1961: Model 17-2, changes to the trigger guard and the cylinder stop
1967: Model 17-3, modification of the adjusting screw on the rear sight
1977: Model 17-4, modification of the cylinder arm catch
1988: Model 17-5, modification of the cylinder arm
1990: Model 17-6, a continuous ejector shroud
1994: Model 17-7, modification of the rear sight and the ejector star The last change was made in 1996, when the Model 17 became available with a 10 shot cylinder. The production of this model was stopped in 1999. The successor of this revolver was the Model 617.
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