.22 double action revolver advise

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by jeepfxr, May 4, 2011.

  1. jeepfxr

    jeepfxr Member

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    Hi Guys, I want to get a .22 double action revolver for a plinker and would like to hear what you have or would recommend.
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Depends a lot on the caliber of your wallet. S&W and Colt have beautiful, wonderful, LOVELY DA revolvers- they only sell for a little more than I paid for my first car. :eek:

    Just for grins and giggles- shop around. Harrington & Richardson made some fairly snazzy top break target revolvers, and they do not seem to have the cult collector following that drives up the price of Colt/ S&W. I have a pre- WW II 9-shot H&R .22 Special that is a ball to shoot. They HAVE been out of production for a while, but the are out there- along with the 900 series revolvers.
     

  3. Scratchammo

    Scratchammo New Member

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    My vote is on the Taurus.
     
  4. fudo

    fudo New Member

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    I like the Charter Arms Pathfinder.
     
  5. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Smith & Wesson model 17... hands down. 617 works as well.
     
  6. Mr. Bluesky

    Mr. Bluesky New Member

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    If it has to be a revolver, go with an S&W 617. I'm sure NGIB will be along shortly to post that picture of his that makes me so painfully jealous...
     
  7. steve666

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    $$$$$ - S&W 17/617:
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    $$$ - Taurus 94:
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    $ - Charter Arms Pathfinder:

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  8. jeepfxr

    jeepfxr Member

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    Thanks guys for the input. With a .22 caliber wallet I'm going to check out the Taurus
     
  9. Biohazurd

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    Im quite partial to my S&W model 34-1. I think the model 63 is the nickel version and may be still in production. Not sure if the 63 is aluminum or steel framed though...
     
  10. jeepfxr

    jeepfxr Member

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    Thanks Biohazurd for the info. Big gunshow in Toledo OH this weekend. I'll see what I can find
     
  11. masterblasterk22

    masterblasterk22 New Member

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    I vote for the Smith & Wesson Model 617

    If you get a Smith & Wesson Model 617 10 shot 22 revolver you wont be sorry but get a speedloader from Speed Beez it makes the 10 shot easy to load! I found mine at Amazon.com I think they have a website at speedbeez.com plus get the largest loading block you can afford your be glad you did. My recommendation a 617, a Speed Bee, a loading block, and a brick of ammo it will put a grin on you from ear to ear.
     
  12. Ruzai

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    I'd actually like to get my hands on a H&R topbreak 22lr. Trade you for a 38s&w topbreak H&R :D How about it c3?

    If you do run across an old 22lr revolver that looks to be in good condition dont be afraid to give it a try, I've run across several that with a little hand work and polishing they can wonderful shooters. Personaly my vote is for the Taurus.
     
  13. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    I gotta get me some of those. Thanks for the site.
     
  14. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    I have a 7 shot Taurus Tracker.It has been a very good pistol.They also come in a 9 shot version.
     
  15. headhunter

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    A heavy duty choice ? I'd love a 617 Smith.. For a "carry- it- along-all day" gun, I've yet to find anything better than a Smith 63. I've found the all SS to be unbelievably accurate and after a little work the triggers can be smooth and light. I expect that they are presently a little more expensive than the $217 I paid for mine new (sorta ages me). I liked mine well enough I purchase one for my eldest daughter when she graduated.
    Faults? Tight chambers mean a little more frequent cleaning and the factory wood grips were too small.
    Owner satisfaction - it will be one of the very last firearms to leave this house!
     
  16. Hawg

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    An H&R 999 Sportsman is a great .22 and still pretty reasonable but they are going up.
     
  17. freefall

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    Taurus 94 4" is light and accurate.