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Hectocotylus 01-15-2012 06:45 AM

9 shot .22 revolvers
What are people's experienced with 9 shot .22 revolvers? I am thinking about getting one because they look like a lot of fun to shoot but I am interested in your opinions of best models, prices, and quality

c3shooter 01-15-2012 12:20 PM

First, welcome to the forum. When you get a minute, drop by the intro thread, say howdy, and tell us a bit about yourself.

The 9 shooters are a heck of a lot of fun. Only drawback- price on good quality modern 22 revolver is a heartbreaker. Any of the top names will do good for you- partial to S&W myself, but they are not the only ones.

Still have the H&R Target Special top break that Mom gave Dad back before WW 2, and it is still plinking away.

aandabooks 01-15-2012 03:26 PM

I've got a Taurus 92 small frame. Really like the gun. Bought it used for right around $300. Nice sights and it has been flawless. My 11 year old shoots it better than the Colt/Walther 1911 that I also have. Mainly because of the better sights.

With double action it has a long heavy trigger pull. In single action, it is almost too light.

jamesjo 01-15-2012 04:43 PM

Are you after a new revolver, or would you be interested in brands no longer in business?

m72law 01-15-2012 06:21 PM

I have a iver johnson mod 66 trailsman 8shot revolver that i purchased off for 50bucks a year or so shoots & functions great,wish i could find a few more like it for the same price:D

as for the newer 22lr revolvers,i cant see paying over 200bucks for any 22lr revolver,but thats just my each his own;)

good luck with your handgun purchase's.

Hectocotylus 01-15-2012 11:24 PM

Thanks for the responses already I would be open to a used gun but I think it might be a good idea for me to look into a regular six shot weapon as there are so many of those. Unfortunately money doesn't grow on trees...

Paladin201 01-16-2012 02:46 AM

My first gun purchase when I turned 21 was a Harrington and Richardson 9 shot revolver. It broke open like a Webley. Wish I still had it. Reliable and quite accurate.

jamesjo 01-17-2012 12:52 AM

Since you are not against out of production models, you just can't beat the H&R Sportsman.
9 shot, break top.
Made from the 30's to the 90's.
An iconic handgun.
Most are great shooters.
You can still pick them up for a reasonable price.
But, the really nice examples are increasing in value rapidly
I have several, from 1939 - 1980, and love them all!!

1939-1940 Model 196 Eureka Sportsman

1939 Model 777 Ultra Sportsman

1955 Model 999 Sportsman
1 blue, 1 chrome

Set of 4, 1980 Model 999 Sportsman
2 4" models.
2 6" models
All wearing Jay Scott aftermarket grips

A couple more pics of Sportsman with Jay Scott grips.

Pair of 1980 Model 999 4"

donthav1 01-17-2012 01:43 AM

my opinion may be a bit biased because i love H&R/NEF firearms, but they really are great affordable, durable guns. if you keep your eyes open on the auction sites you can get a nice 9 shot revolver for easily less than $200.

this is my New England R92 ultra, which was the same as the H&R 904.
nice smooth trigger, good sights, great accuracy. the gun shoots better than i do.

there are a couple dozen different models that they put out & almost each one has a different look & barrel than the others, so there should be no shortage of style choices once you start lookin

Jsnakehouse 01-18-2012 12:59 PM

I bought a Taurus 9 shot revolver (not sure what model it is) But i think i paid about $400. It is a really fun and accurate gun. I will post pictures when i get home tonight. (I am suppose to be working now). lol.

BTW.. Mine i bought new.


Any of the top names will do good for you- partial to S&W myself, but they are not the only ones.
I was told by a friend of my fathers that S&W and Taurus were good ones to look at. I think the only reason i got the Taurus was that it was a little cheaper in price than the S&W.

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