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Old 01-11-2012, 7:28 AM
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Default Double Action .22LR Revolver

So how hard is it to find a double action .22 revolver with a 4" barrel and adjustable sights for under $500? I love Ruger revolvers, but I'm not about to spend $200 more for a .22 than I would for a .357.

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Old 01-11-2012, 8:17 AM
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I just got the Ruger and it's a great little revolver.
I think the only one near you price is the Taurus.
I almost bought the Smith and Wesson but could not hack the $800.00 out the door price.
My Ruger shoots fine even if the trigger is heavy [because it's a .22].
Good luck on your search.
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Old 01-11-2012, 8:54 AM
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I'm not a fan of that Ruger frame so I passed on the idea of that one. I own a Dan Wesson from the 1970's that's got the weight and feel of a 38/357. It's a terrific hand gun with close to 10k rnds by me and I got it used. I have been searching for a replacement, but Smith seems like the only full size option and so expensive
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If a snubby interests you, Ruger LCR has come
out with a 22lr variant. Supposedly its going to
be on list in a few months. Figure I will
pick one of those up to go with my 38SP version.

Another idea, poke around for older consignment guns, there
are a bunch of older 22 revolvers out there. I found a German
Burgo made in the 60's at a shop. It was from back before
they tightened import laws and also you could buy handguns through
the mail.

That was the classic cheap junk gun, but it seemed in good shape,
and after I tore it down and reworked the trigger action, its a
pretty good little plinker. Great gun to start somebody
shooting with, no recoil, and simplicity of a revolver.

Ripon - why no like the Ruger Sp101 22lr?

I was thinking of buying one when the
availability gets better and the price drops a bit.
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There is just something about the SP frame I don't care for; its probably fine. Maybe if I could put my hands on one it'd be all right, but I prefer the GP model they make and its not in 22LR. My only revolver (other than a 22) is a S&W Model 27 so I'm kind of use to big and heavy.
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There is just something about the SP frame I don't care for; its probably fine. Maybe if I could put my hands on one it'd be all right, but I prefer the GP model they make and its not in 22LR. My only revolver (other than a 22) is a S&W Model 27 so I'm kind of use to big and heavy.
Thats like me with 1911's I don't like the grips - most of them are too narrow for my tastes. My double stack 9mm's the 92SF and the P226 grips fit me better. I get tighter groups as well.

One shop told me the price on the SP101 22LR should drop after the SHOT show in Nevada and to wait till then to buy. We shall see.
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Old 03-03-2012, 3:06 PM
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I ended up ordering a Taurus (too cheap not to give it a try) and it was a piece of crap! misfired more than it shot on the first day. Needless to say, I packed it up and mailed it to Taurus on day two; it was back in a few weeks and shot fine. My only complaint now is that it has the heaviest trigger of any revolver I have ever seen! I'm working on it...
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I have an older 6 shot Rossi .22lr M511 in stainless w/4" barrel. I also just purchased a 9 shot Taurus model 94 in black w/5" barrel. My thought was to sell the Rossi once I got the Taurus, but, honestly, the Rossi feels like a better quality revolver.......lighter/smoother trigger, better balance, etc. But, to be fair the Taurus is brand new, so it is not even broken in.......for now, the Rossi isn't going anywhere.
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There are a lot of used 22LR H&R revolvers in the $200-300 range. I shot the heck out of one when I was a kid. My Dad still has it.

And yes, a 617 is the same price as a 686. Go figure.

I ended up buying a 22LR slide for my Beretta and it rocks. I really didn't expect it to eat most ammo, but it does...



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Model 317 Kit Gun

$600 + for a new one and I have not seen a used 317 up for sale. I love this pistol, super light weight, very accurate with the right ammo and lots of fun to shoot.
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I have several .22 revolvers. I had a Smith & Wesson Model 17 and sold it a while back. I now have a Taurus 94 and the DA trigger seems impossible to improve. Otherwise I think the revolver is a great design. The H&R 922 I have-made 1955-has a better trigger than the 94 but removing the cylinder to load is a bit annoying.

My current favorite is another S&W K-22, a 4" combat masterpiece made in 1952 (I think) -- it has a great DA trigger and is a joy to shoot. I just wish it was lighter.

I need to try a 317.
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it has a great DA trigger and is a joy to shoot. I just wish it was lighter.
Sounds like the gun for me, now I just have to find one...
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The Glendale gun show has a nice Taurus 6" in .22LR right now for $350.
Otherwise you might look for a used Hi Standard.
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Thanks ojisan, I actually just got a Taurus M94.
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