.22 revolver for practice

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by argyle, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. argyle

    argyle New Member

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    I'm looking for an inexpensive .22 revolver to sharpen my shooting skills without breaking the bank in ammo costs. Does anyone know anything about the Comanche I Revolver? A 6" blued version is very affordable, but I'm concerned about the "you get what you pay for" phenomenon.
     
  2. RL357Mag

    RL357Mag New Member

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    Never heard of Commanche - but you might wanna look into H&R. They used to make an 8 or 10 shot revolver (Mod. 929 or 999) with a long barrel. They used to be very cheap and very well made. I don't know if they are still in business, but if I was looking for a .22 revolver for under $300 I would buy the H&R. I got rid of one many years ago and I wish I didn't.
     

  3. jeepcreep927

    jeepcreep927 New Member

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    I remember Llama marketed a revolver model named "Commanche" a while ago but I thought it was a 357 magnum.
    Despite the low price, I never knew anyone who could prove Llama was a poor quality gun. Astra and Star are both made in Spain and are decent guns in their own right. Not Sigs or Colts, but certainly not junk. Just the fact that they were imported from Spain seemed to limit their popularity. I believe many of Astra's pistols are VERY close in design (and look identical) to Sig. Depending on how good the price is I might just give it a shot. A full size frame 22 wrf certainly isn't going to be beaten to death with too many rounds through it.
     
  4. argyle

    argyle New Member

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    I went for a Taurus 94. Not dirt cheap, but still $300 less than a S&W. I'll save $.30-$.35 every time I pull the trigger versus .38/.357, which will pay for the gun in short order and it can live at the bottom of my tackle box from then on.
     
  5. seedy

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    I think you made a good pick. I picked up one a couple of years ago and have been satisfied with the purchase. I got the 5'' stainless model and it balances very well in my hand. CD
     
  6. freefall

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    i have a Taurus 94 4" stainless. love it. light weight, accurate, great small game gun. only problem, the adjustable sight seems to work loose easily, and i'm hesitant to put lock-tite on it. not the cheapest gun you can find, but far better quality than my H&R. why doesn't Ruger offer a Bearcat with adjustable sights??
     
  7. stalkingbear

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    You didn't specify wether you want a double action or a single action. My reccomendation is a ruger single six blued. You'll never wear it out,every one I've seen shot better than I could,very reasonable in price. Be sure and get model with adjustable sights as it's no fun to have to hold off target just to hit with it when the sights happen to be off with fixed sight model.
     
  8. h2oking

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    I second that and I would add go find yourself a good used one and if you buy it right and you can if you try and if you take care of it you probably will not loose a penny if and when you ever decide to get rid of it.
     
  9. Clem

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    I have a nice Ruger Single Six. I enjoy it, but I am spending a lot more time with my S&W 617s and 63 than I am with anything else.

    If you want a revolver, save your money and get a good one. Taurus isn't consistent enough in QA for me to trust them. A good used gun would be ok too.
     
  10. Northwoods

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    You might also look at a S&W kit gun with a 4 or 6 inch barrel. They come with adjustable sights and they are great to shoot and easy to clean. They are double and single action with nice triggers.

    Great little guns.
     
  11. flbandit

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    I'm not familiar with their pistols, but I seriously considered a single shot H&R rifle recently. For the price the rifle seemed very well put together.
     
  12. Franciscomv

    Franciscomv New Member

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    Comanche revolvers are made by an Argentine company called Rexio. They used to be really awful, they made some improvements (they replaced the cheap alloy frames with steel) but they are still quite bad.

    In the local market, almost no gun store carries them. Although they are cheaper than Taurus, and S&W and Ruger guns cost twice as much as they do in the US, Rexios don't seem to be popular over here.

    Plus they only have a 1 year warranty.
     
  13. raveneap

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    I agree with Stalkingbear - the Ruger Single Six is about as good as you can get for .22lr or .22 mag (if you get the convertible) in a reasonable price range. And the Rugers are all built like tanks. You'll probably wear out before they do. :)
     
  14. stetson

    stetson New Member

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    I'll second ruger single six with Magnum cylinder.This gives you versatility to
    do some hunting or rodent control should you desire.
     
  15. sinzitu

    sinzitu New Member

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    Anyone have any experience with the Charter Arms Pathfinder .22LR? I was considering the 4" barrel model.
     
  16. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    They're OK. Charter Arms has had a difficult time financailly. Their pistols are made "fairly" well.