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Old 07-20-2013, 02:31 PM   #11
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I would like to purchase a 22lr pistol to practice with my accuracy but i want a 22lr revolver. i have semi autos in 9mm 40, and 45. Ammo is pretty expensive i want to keep my skills in tune. So i want the 22 lr revolver over a semi auto 22 because bulk ammo in a semi auto consists of lots of cleaning, jaming, and maintanace and there really isnt any semi auto 22s i like im sure there are som nice ones out there but not my taste. when i switch back to a semi auto in the higher calibers will it be completly diffrent? Or should i expect, not much diffrence?
Oddly enough that has not been my experience. I have a Ruger MK3, an AMT Lightning & a CZ Kadet Kit for my CZ75BD. I've never had an actual jam on either. Malfunctions, in general are actually quite rare. Dud ammo has been my only difficulty...ever. I prefer CCI Blazers, but in recent months, I've run what I can get...without drama I might add. I'm not sure what guns your experience has been with, but most modern .22 semi autos are fairly reliable if the operator does their part.
Cleaning and maintenance are part of the cost of doing business. If cleaning and maintenance are going to be too much of a burden, I would recommend air pistols or soft air. Even revolvers need cleaning.
FWIW, any handgun practice is going to be helpful. However revolvers and Semi-autos are apples & oranges after a certain point. For instance, it's been my experience that SA triggers on a revolver are typically superior to those on most semi-autos (1911s excepted), & limp-wristing a revolver won't affect function. Differences in safeties (& lack thereof) come into play as well. Any practice is good. Practice with a similar design is probably better. If you can find a decent .22 adapter kit for your carry/SD gun, that would probably be ideal.
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You owe it to yourself to get a revolver. I recommend a Ruger if you can afford it. Make sure you get a DA/SA so you can practice with both triggers.
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There are a few nice name brand 22LR pistols out there.

I won't waste time advocating a particular brand, just

get a good name brand. Many firearms experts agree

a great way to practice is to get a 22LR very similar

to your larger caliber gun.

I have a nine-shot 22LR revolver, and I'll tell you this, you

better expect to clean it regularly.
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Oddly enough that has not been my experience. I have a Ruger MK3, an AMT Lightning & a CZ Kadet Kit for my CZ75BD. I've never had an actual jam on either. Malfunctions, in general are actually quite rare. Dud ammo has been my only difficulty...ever. I prefer CCI Blazers, but in recent months, I've run what I can get...without drama I might add. I'm not sure what guns your experience has been with, but most modern .22 semi autos are fairly reliable if the operator does their part.
HA! You ever dealt with a Walther P22?
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I picked up a s&w 681 on the cheap. My dad is a police officer and I remember long ago shooting his issued revolver. I love this thing it's got a butter smooth trigger and is very very accurate. Pick one up you won't look back. Most used s&w you can nab for $350 or so.
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My basic hold works for revolvers and pistols.

Form the "V" between thumb and fore-finger.
grab as high as possible.
Thumbs forward.
I have to disagree to a certain point, grant it your far more qualified than I am. I really started getting reluctant when I purchased my 460xvr and seen all the horror stories of what could happen if you held it like a semi auto. I shoot my semi auto like you stated, but changed up my revolver hold to make sure my thumbs were nowhere near the cylinder gap when I pulled the trigger.

http://yorkpistol.blogspot.com/2008/02/460-xvr-accident.html?m=1
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HA! You ever dealt with a Walther P22?
No, sorry.
Be fair, I said "most."
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I have a nice copy of a Taurus 922. It was field and streams handgun of the year 2012.

Mag and any rimfire 22. Well made, lifetime warranty.
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I have to disagree to a certain point, grant it your far more qualified than I am. I really started getting reluctant when I purchased my 460xvr and seen all the horror stories of what could happen if you held it like a semi auto. I shoot my semi auto like you stated, but changed up my revolver hold to make sure my thumbs were nowhere near the cylinder gap when I pulled the trigger.

http://yorkpistol.blogspot.com/2008/02/460-xvr-accident.html?m=1
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I was going to say something about the thumbs forward method on a revolver. Always a bad idea.
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