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Old 07-20-2013, 06:49 PM   #21
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This is the baby i plan to get what do you think? S&w 617!
Excellent gun. I rented one a few weeks ago. Heavy, but a fun shooter.
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This is the baby i plan to get what do you think? S&w 617!
I own one in a 4 inch barrel and it is very very smooth to pull and fun to shoot.
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:00 PM   #23
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The reason i prefer a 22 revolver over a 22 semi auto is because i have too many semis and no revolvers also this 22 lr revolver will be used with my ruger 10\22 takedown bag/ bugout kit and it will lstay in the bag i plan to take it hiking,camping,hunting, so i need the revolver to be super easy to clean with few parts as possible to be easier to clean in the field my stepdad has ruger mkiii 22/45 but when we run bulk ammo like remington gold dot jams quite often even after we cleaned and lubed it. its a good gun but the bulk ammo is just really dirty. with a revolver i can just chew thru bulk ammo and wont need to worry about those problems and i can clean it with just q tips and a few patches and a bore snake out in the field. no sitting down at a table so your parts dont go get lost. unless you get into the trigger assembly but i wont do that until ive fired about 2000 rounds this is why i prefer the revolver baby
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Having a good revolver is fine and learning to shoot it effectively is fine. But regarding a revolver assisting with shooting a semi auto pistol as far as feel, grip, trigger finger placement, and the very mechanics of the revolver as the ability to stage the trigger they are day and night. That is a fine revolver you are looking at there but if you want an excellent semi auto pistol in 22 cal. for practice with the semi pistols look at the Browning Buckmark or my favorite the Sig 1911 22 Cal. fantastic semi pistol.
But as said, nothing at all wrong with a good quality revolver just different issues when shooting them correctly.

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I can't disagree with you there on that philosophy. I have a Browning Buckmark and when it is clean it is a very nice to shoot gun. Once it has dined on a large meal of 22LRs, it will start to jam, often. My 617 Smith Revolver sometimes doesn't get cleaned for days but has never missed a beat. And if there is a misfire, just squeeze the trigger and rinse and repeat.
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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.
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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This is the ruger miii 22/45 my stepdad has its an excellent gun but when we run bulk ammo even after cleaning it, it still jams and gets dirty quickly and we have malfunctions, then you have to get in there and clean it out. its annoying. this is why i like the revolver
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This would go perfect in my 10/22 takedown bag!
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They are exactly the same!

Start shooting as many makes and models and action types as you can.

Soon it will be like cars, You jump in and drive any of them, because they are the same.
Sure there are differences, but they are more the same than they are different.

Try shooting a revolver, then trying shooting a banana, now there is a difference.

What you need is a Smith and Wesson, Model K17, 22lr, 6" barrel, blue. This is the right gun for you.
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This is the baby i plan to get what do you think? S&w 617!
Very nice. I think you'll like it.

And my Mark II doesn't get very dirty at all when I shoot it.
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This is the ruger miii 22/45 my stepdad has its an excellent gun but when we run bulk ammo even after cleaning it, it still jams and gets dirty quickly and we have malfunctions, then you have to get in there and clean it out. its annoying. this is why i like the revolver
My MK3 runs like a clock with everything it's fed. Perhaps others can chime in with their experiences. In my experience, Ruger's MK2 & 3 pistols are solid performers. I think yours is the exception to the rule. I've let mine get pretty cruddy now & again. I also tend to run it wet.
Don't forget to clean the mags. If/when the bolt stops locking back on an empty mag, it's time to pull it apart and clean it. Things will only get worse from there.
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