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Gun Reviews by Women – Smith and Wesson Airlite 317 – Angela

Gun Review S&W Airlite 317 Gun Review

By Angela


Smith and Wesson Airlite 317 Specifications

Gun Manufacturer: Smith and Wesson

Model: Airlite 317 Revolver

Caliber: 22LR

Barrel Length: 4 inches

Ammunition Capacity: 8

Price: $700


Smith and Wesson Airlite 317 Usage and Features

Primary Use      

Target Shooting/Training

Are You Right or Left Handed? 


What features does this gun have that appealed to you?             

Light weight good ergonomics. Felt good in my hand.

Tell us about shooting this gun.

No recoil very good beginner gun especially for someone who may be gun shy. Quiet to shoot. Easy to aim.

How does it fit your hand, how do you like the sights, how difficult is it to rack the slide, how would you describe the trigger pull, and how would you describe the recoil?             

Fits like a glove, made for small hands.

How reliable is it?           

Haven’t had a problem.

Any problems with any type of ammunition?    

Not yet.

Does the gun have any specific ammunition requirements? If so, please explain:             


What do you dislike about shooting this gun, if anything?           


Was it easy to take down and clean?     


Would you recommend this gun?            


For someone considering this gun, what would you tell them? 

Good beginner shooting gun. Super fun to shoot and lost cost ammo.

Anything else you would like to share about the gun?

Not ideal for self defense but this gun is better than no gun.

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2 thoughts on “Gun Reviews by Women – Smith and Wesson Airlite 317 – Angela

  1. Dennis Floyd says:

    I am an NRA pistol instructor and I instruct far more ladies than men.
    I purchased the 317 aluminum as well as the M&P EZ n .380. These r great little guns n a well placed shot will drop any bad guy. I have had 7 ladies as to date purchase the EZ at about half the price of the 317. I would always rather see ladies carry a 9mm but the ability to rack the slide, handle the increased recoil and place shots accurately is always a concern under pressure. The simplicity of the 317 is a real asset but I felt the factory trigger was horrible for a $650. pistol.
    It is no longer a problem n was a simply fix. Just remember shoot until the threat has ceased to be a threat.

  2. William Ginn says:

    My wife will not even think of trading her 317.
    Hers is 2”. (There is a 3” but no 4”)
    Reduced power main & rebound springs made a world of difference. Easy and cheap by any gunsmith.
    Good site! Many Thanks

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