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RaidenArmstrong 12-12-2012 01:20 PM

Choosing a new revolver
 
Hi,
I'm looking for my very first revolver and just wanted to know what you guys think is a very good and reliable firearm.
I want a revolver that is .22LR and i do not have a budget right now, so any really good revolver regardless of the price, please let me know what it is :)
Thanks,

Colby 12-12-2012 01:36 PM

Smith and Wesson or Ruger revolver.
Double action with a full hammer. Full hammer gives you nice single action capability.
3 to 5 inch barrel.
Stainless steel, maybe... stays nice easier.. longer.
It'll last forever...

Get on the websites and find one that looks good to you.

Donn 12-12-2012 01:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Colby (Post 1048886)
Smith and Wesson or Ruger revolver.
Double action with a full hammer. Full hammer gives you nice single action capability.
3 to 5 inch barrel.

I've got both and although I prefer S&W, my Rugers are as good a wheelgun as you can put in your hand. Which is better? That's like asking what's the best pick-up, F-150, Ram or Silverado. Nine times out of ten, it boils down to personal preference.

RaidenArmstrong 12-12-2012 02:10 PM

I really like the Smith & Wesson 617 but I've heard that it isn't very reliable :/

silverado113 12-12-2012 02:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Donn (Post 1048900)
I've got both and although I prefer S&W, my Rugers are as good a wheelgun as you can put in your hand. Which is better? That's like asking what's the best pick-up, F-150, Ram or Silverado. Nine times out of ten, it boils down to personal preference.

Silverado ;)

Colby 12-12-2012 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by RaidenArmstrong (Post 1048914)
I really like the Smith & Wesson 617 but I've heard that it isn't very reliable :/

Not understanding how a revolver can be unreliable. It's inherent in their design.
Unless it is some sort of cheap Saturday night special foreign crap gun.

HOSSFLY 12-12-2012 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by RaidenArmstrong (Post 1048914)
I really like the Smith & Wesson 617 but I've heard that it isn't very reliable :/

You need new folks to listen to ;)

texhpcpro 12-12-2012 05:47 PM

There are still dozens of awesome S&W model 10-x and Ruger Security 6 models all over the place. The ones with a lot of holster wear start around $130 and then based on condition go up from there. These models were favored by PD everywhere and are plentiful. They are great to shot with great for the range. You can even compete in IDPA with them. They are work horses and you can get a really beat up one that has seen years of holster wear for a great price.

As long as you make sure it is in good mechanical shape the blueing does not make a stitch of difference. 38 special is also a great round to start reloading with. Easy to reload and forgiving as long as you pay attention and never double charge. If you then come up with another 200 or so you can ship out your Model 10 back to S&W and have them refinish it like the day it came out of the factory.

BlackWidow 12-12-2012 09:04 PM

S&W Model 617 is a full-size .22 revolver, available with 6-round or 10-round cylinder and 4" or 6" barrel.
or
S&W Model 63 is a small-frame .22 revolver with 3" barrel, fiber-optic front sight, and 8-round cylinder.

They will run you between $600 and $700 each, but are high quality revolvers suitable for a lifetime of shooting.

HOSSFLY 12-12-2012 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by BlackWidow (Post 1049284)
S&W Model 617 is a full-size .22 revolver, available with 6-round or 10-round cylinder and 4" or 6" barrel.
or
Quote:

S&W Model 63 is a small-frame .22 revolver with 3" barrel, fiber-optic front sight, and 8-round cylinder.
They will run you between $600 and $700 each, but are high quality revolvers suitable for a lifetime of shooting.

Thats the new junk with a lock-
The original Model 63 was discontinued in 1998 sadly- A "J" frame with 2" or 4" barrel & gud ole S&W red ramp front site :) Still some around but not a every day item :(


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