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Old 08-25-2009, 09:43 PM   #41
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k, will do. What kind of .22 would you guys suggest that wouldnt be too much?
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Stop the weight lifting, the muscles are cutting off the blood supply to your head. (Certainly the big head.)

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Get a Taurus Model 94 .22LR Revolver. It does not cost too much, and it is a solid revolver that will last for a long time with proper care.

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Good Recommendation Sargent!!

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Get a Taurus Model 94 .22LR Revolver. It does not cost too much, and it is a solid revolver that will last for a long time with proper care.

Thanks, thats the one I was actually looking at.
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The average price is usually around 200 to 220 dollars (depending on area). For 300 dollars or less, you should be able to get the revolver, and at least 2 five hundred round bricks of bulk .22LR ammunition.

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The average price is usually around 200 to 220 dollars (depending on area). For 300 dollars or less, you should be able to get the revolver, and at least 2 five hundred round bricks of bulk .22LR ammunition.
Sounds great bro. Any links?
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gunbroker.com

actionarms.com

gunsamerica.com

Browse those websites, register, and follow the bidding/purchasing directions closely. If you choose, you can also go to your gun dealer and have them order this revolver for you (make sure you get a price quote to include shipping and all other charges before they lock you in on a purchase).

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Welcome, and may I suggest you pop in to the introductions area and do the honors when you next visit.

As for your question, I'm a bit picky about revolvers and I only recommend the big 3 - Colt, S&W, and Ruger (Dan Wesson as well but these are all used).

I personally have 2 S&W 686 .357s, a 3 inch and a 4 inch. I've owned a S&W .44 Mag and .45 ACP revolver before but I prefer shooting the .357 more. It's hard to go wrong with a K or N frame S&W as these are truly great revolvers. A 3 inch barrel gun is a great compromise between a shooter and a convenient defense gun. This one does nightstand duty at my house...

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I would agree with starting with a 22LR, either a single or a double action. A Ruger Single Six, either new or used, is pretty hard to beat for the best gun for the money. In double action you are looking at pretty decent dollars for a real good one. Any of the K frame Smiths, or an old Colt Officer's Model are going to set you back a bit, but they are great guns. As far as current new less expensive models, I think the Taurus model 94 is about the best bet, but if you plan to shoot it double action you had better get a Wolff spring kit.
Once you are ready to move up, I don't see a problem going to the 44 Magnum, but you would probably be well served to start out shooting 44 Specials. A 44 Special doesn't kick any more than a 38 Special in a smaller gun.
I would go on Guns - Online Gun Auction - Guns at GunBroker.com and look at all there is, and pricing, and then try to get to some shows and dealers and handle a few.
A lot of people will tell you they have an Acme special or whatever, and it is cheap and fantastic, but try convincing someone else of that when you want to sell it. If you get a good name brand gun, especially a used one in good shape, if you take decent care of it you shouldn't lose a dime when you go to sell it. Something to keep in mind if you are not sure what you want to commit to forever.
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I just turned 19 the other day.I want a revolver pretty badly.
Sounds like you're in a much better gun state than yours truly. I made a thread around 2 months ago. It was asking what 357 revolver to get. They said Ruger GP100. So, if you end up deciding wanting a 357, check the Ruger GP100 out. Reasonably priced, too.

But to start out with, look into 22LR's. Guns arent just "point and shoot". You need practice with aim while dealing with recoil.

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Taurus is a good company and talked to many people who own taurus revolvers. They are a cheaper than some companies. I looked into the Taurus 66 357 with 6" barrel. It was in the 300-350 dollar range. Maybe more now, but the ruger GP100 is up in the $500's.

I'd say..try different calibers. See what feels best for you. Then once you find a caliber, work on different models in your price range. Good luck.

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Sadly a good DA .22 revolver can be just as pricey as a big bore. Here is a S&W 617 which is exactly the same size as my K frame .357 - and it's a blast to shoot. The only problem is they cost > $600...
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Taurus is making some fine revolvers. I'm a S&W fan, and I used to think that Taurus wheelguns were just cheap weapons, maybe good enough for the tackle box and not much else. But I was wrong, I tried several and found them to be quite good. The price/performance ratio is excellent.

I'll still pick a Ruger or Smith over a Taurus, but I do admit they are quality guns. In fact, I ended up purchasing my very first one (A 4" stainless Judge) last week.

If you're just getting started with revolvers, I'd suggest getting a good .22 gun. Everyone should own a good .22 to pratice with. A S&W 617 would be my choice, I like the 6 shot one with a 6" barrel. Ammo is cheap, so you can really hone your skills.

The second revolver in your arsenal should be a 4" barrel .357 magnum. Either a Smith 686 or a Ruger GP100 would make a great sidearm for home defense and carry. You can shoot mild .38s at first and then move on to full house .357 loads.
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Doesn't matter how tall you are, how big you are, how strong you are, how tough you are.......blah blah blah. For all we know you have a napoleon complex...and tiny girly hands.......who cares, this is the internet.

Get something that fits YOUR hand and feels good to you. YOU choose the caliber, YOU choose the brand,etc......

All we can do is suggest some pistols for you to try and that means nothing more then OUR personal preference.

Ruger, S&W's, Colts....have a ball.
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The reason they are suggesting you start out with something like a .22 is this: I'm a big guy myself, and have several magnum revolvers of varying size, but I wind up shooting more .22 than anything else. The key (goal) to shooting is the ability to hit your target. It takes awhile to truly master sight alignment & trigger control, and ammo ain't cheap these days. With a .22 you can afford to practice enough to be a MUCH better shot than if you stick to only magnum loads-unless you're slightly wealthy. Also starting out with something like a .44 magnum MAY induce flinching. Don't get us wrong-there's nothing quite like shooting magnum revolvers, just that you need to get the basics down pat 1st with something you can afford to shoot-A LOT.
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Sky, if you were to buy this wheel gun as your first, I'd bet it would be your last.

Starting with a large frame hand cannon like that at your age would have you searching ski or bowling forums in a month!

You came here for an education and the ability to avoid mistakes made by members here at the FTF. Show your intelligence by continuing on that path.

In firearms, there is no instant-gratification, to do it right (safe) takes time. cane

Baby steps, start small and learn the way you should, with an accumulation of experience and the tutelage here of some of the finest pistolsmiths on earth.

Take my advice and by the time you are my age you will have amassed a small fortune by saving the money I've pissed away on firearm mistakes over the past six decades.

Want a great start? Take a look at this outstanding first firearm;



^ The American Tactical Imports (ATI) GSG 1911, GERG2210M1911, 22LR, Semi-Auto

A .22LR 1911 for <$300.

See if you like shooting cheap. I'll bet whatever guns you add to your arsenal in the future, this sweetheart will remain your favorite (and first) gun!
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I like the semi autos myself so no revolver recommend from me.

But as to the caliber, what do you want the gun for? If you want to target shoot get the 22lr. The cost of ammo makes the 22 a much more sensible choice. if you want the gun for home defense, then go with the larger calibers.

I have a 22 pistol and a few larger. I shoot the 22 the most because I can afford it.
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Get a Taurus Model 94 .22LR Revolver. It does not cost too much, and it is a solid revolver that will last for a long time with proper care.

Skyler - By my count, that is 12 posts with real, good, solid information in them for you.

I am going to be honest with you, I am finding it hard to take you seriously with your disregard for good advice and that avatar.

I mean, you do realize that this forum is 99% dudes, and most of them have military service and overseas credentials under their belts right??

We got one active female member and she is engaged.

I encourage diversity and if that is what you are into, well, so be it.

But around here, the guys, well, they have come to expect a certain level of interest in firearms and learning - not shameless self promotion.

As an offering, merely a suggestion: Maybe take a look around at some of the other entry level introductions.

Take a look at the litany of "What pistols for me" threads by people who in your exact same boat and get a "feel" for the forum.

It's entirely possible that you will grow to become a huge firearms enthusiast and someday be one of the people leading this forum forward.

But early on, know that the guys here take this site, and the information here, seriously and this is a passion that they all share.

I hope you end up fitting in here and becoming a regular member.

JD
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+1 on that post.

Props to Dillinger for taking the time to make that post. That's a lot of copying and pasting...lol.

The point has been made pretty clear.

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