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Old 06-24-2013, 07:09 AM   #11
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I know you're a revolver kinda guy. I'm betting you'd have more fun with a revolver. In your price range for revolvers, I bet you can find a Hi-Standard Sentinel for around $200 (9 rounds), a Taurus model 94 for $300 (9 rounds), an EAA Bounty Hunter for $300 (single action, 8 rounds), a Rexio Comanche I for $250-300 (7 rounds), a Taurus model 970 Tracker for $300 (7 rounds), a Charter Arms Target Pathfinder for $300 (6 rounds), Ruger Bisley $325 (SA, 6 rounds), Ruger New Bearcat $365 (SA, 6 rounds), Ruger New Model Single-Six $350 (SA, 6 rounds), Ruger SP101 $500 (6 rounds, I only say that cuz I know you like your SP101 in 357), or a Uberti 1873 Stallion $330 (SA, 6 rounds).

I'm sure all those manufacturers have various models they offer, those are just the ones I happened to click on. I really couldn't tell you anything aut any of them as I've never owned any or shot any of them. But we all know Ruger and Uberti are good brands. Taurus and Charter are supposedly good too.

For semi autos in your price range, look for Kel-Tec PLR-22 $300 (26 rounds! Not "traditional" looking), S&W M&P22 $315 (12 rounds), Beretta U22 Neos $200 (10 rounds), Bersa Tunder 22 $200 (10 rounds), Browning Buckmark 5.5 Field $350 (10 rounds), Chiappa 1911-22 $225 (10 rounds, 1911 style), Firestorm 22LR DA $230 (10 rounds), Norninco M-93 $200 (10 rounds), Olympic Arms Whitney Wolverine $230 (10 rounds), Phoenix Arms HP22 $100-150!!! (10 rounds), Ruger Mark III or 22/45 about $230 (10 rounds both), Sig 1911-22 $325 (10 rounds, 1911 style), Sig Mosquito $300 (10 rounds), S&W 22A $200 (10 rounds), Walther P22 $270 (10 rounds), Taurus PT-22 $200 (8 rounds).

I mean the list is endless. There are hundreds of affordable 22 pistols. I recommend just go to some LGSes or gun shows and hold some. Try them it. See what feels good.

I will say I have the Bersa Tunder 22. Not a terrible gun. Definitely fun. Get some failures sometimes but that's expected with a 22 semi auto. Right now the extractor is actually broken so we sent it in for some repair work. Lifetime warranty, always a good thing. I've heard that in budget 22 semi autos the extractor breaking is really common. You won't have that issue in a revolver, of course. I recommend the revolver route.
My issue with the old H&R was pulling that damn pin out to release the cylinder to load and unload!! Plus the dimple on the case was not center it was off to one side of the jacket!! I looked at my sp101 38 rounds and they was right on center!! I'm not an expert but that shows either wear or something needs adjusted!! Yes I'll probably stay with a revolver!! Just a simple 8 cylinder SA/DA revolver!! 5 to 8 " inch barrel not looking to carry!! Just cheap range fun!! Thinks for all the info, feel free to narrow my choices in the revolver family-
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FWIW... I'm of the opinion that every handgun owner should have a Ruger Single Six 22lr/22wmr (single action) revolver in their collection. Mine goes with me to the range every time I go, and when I'm out in the Jeep in the desert.

New or used market for semi auto a Browning Buck mark, or a Ruger 22/45, a Colt Woodsman. Walther P-22 However many dislike the Walther but mine functions flawlessly.

Not sure what you can find in your price range, but as always if you look hardenough and or trade wisely you can do well.

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My issue with the old H&R was pulling that damn pin out to release the cylinder to load and unload!! Plus the dimple on the case was not center it was off to one side of the jacket!! I looked at my sp101 38 rounds and they was right on center!! I'm not an expert but that shows either wear or something needs adjusted!! Yes I'll probably stay with a revolver!! Just a simple 8 cylinder SA/DA revolver!! 5 to 8 " inch barrel not looking to carry!! Just cheap range fun!! Thinks for all the info, feel free to narrow my choices in the revolver family-
Most of the revolvers I found are single action. Sounds like you want both options, with a cylinder that opens. If you can muster up a little more moolah, just get the SP101 in 22. Or I've heard the Taurus family of DA revolvers in 22 aren't bad a all. Ad I believe I read something positive about Charters the other day.
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Probably start looking around at Taurus!! For what I went and the money sounds like my only real option!! I'm no hurry, start looking online!! Love the cheap ammo and no recoil- thanks for the info!!

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I have probably had more fun with my Ruger MK I than anyother gun I own; second place would probaby go to my Ruger Single Six. You can probablyl get a new Ruger Mk III or 22/45 for under $300.00. To get a Single Six in that price range you will probably have to find a good used one.

Both would be my top recommendations.

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I have both revolvers and self loaders,, my Rugers shoot as well as a moderately priced piece you can find, but I picked up a Beretta Neo a few years ago and have been pleasantly surprised at it's accuracy and reliability, although I think it is ugly as sin with that weird curve I the barrel rib, but the price is very reasonable, I don't like the placement of the magazine release but it shoots great,, my wife went out and bought a 4" model and enjoys it a great deal. Get both,,, you'll have more fun.

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i have a ruger 22/45 4" bull barrel. reliable, accurate and eats most ammo pretty well. its a budget priced gun that delivers imo. bit of a pain to take apart and clean at first, but it gets easier. as far as semi auto goes....semi auto 22's are buckets of fun imo! imo with 22, semi auto is the way to go if you're just looking for a fun plinker!

bought a 10/22 and was so excited about it....only got to shoot it twice before the ammo disappeared. its been in the safe basically all of 2013.

imo, start looking for the ammo while you decide!

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I.have a ruger sr22 that works like a champ. If you go with a taurus look it over good first. The 992 tracker I got had to go back to the factory twice. The last time it went in it sat there for 2 months before they fixed it.

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I.have a ruger sr22 that works like a champ. If you go with a taurus look it over good first. The 992 tracker I got had to go back to the factory twice. The last time it went in it sat there for 2 months before they fixed it.
Yes ever time I get around to considering Taurus, I read about problems!! All I own is Ruger, probably be best to keep it that way!!
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I know they aren't sexy, but I just don't here very much about problems with Heritage Rough Rider DA revolvers. I've had one for several months, it came with both .22lr & .22wmr cylinders for just over $200. I haven't had it out much, but so far it has functioned flawlessly!

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