.22 revolver

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by 123freeze, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. 123freeze

    123freeze New Member

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    I'm lookin to get a nice .22 revolver as a gift for my cousin. He is a bigger guy so it has to be able to fit his hands. Not lookin to spend more than 500. I am new to pistols so any advice would really help. Thanks.
     
  2. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Any of the several Ruger guns would be great.
     

  3. elfmdl

    elfmdl Active Member

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    Single action or double action?
     
  4. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    I wouldn't go with the LCR in .22. Very short sigh radius and awful sights. Above all, a 22 should be fun to shoot.

    I would check out the Ruger SP101 .22. A Smith & Wesson 17 or 617 may be out of the price range.
     
  5. elfmdl

    elfmdl Active Member

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    I forgot to add that a double action only .22 is not very fun to target shoot with
     
  6. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    Heritage single action .22's usually go for about $150 or so. Ive owned one and shot a few more, in my opinion they are great.

    You do not have to spend a lot to get a lot.
     
  7. Josh1158

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    Taurus trackers come in 22lr & 22mag.
     
  8. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 Active Member

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    He would probably like a sp101. Or maybe go with a semi instead like a ruger mk3 or browning ;)
     
  9. pioneer461

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    Trigger control. With practice, a revolver hammer can be indexed in double action and become essentially a single action trigger press. Practice, practice, practice.
     
  10. mag318

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    I respectfully disagree, the LCR22 is a lot of fun to shoot. My first outing with mine I put over 300 rounds through it, only stopping when I ran out of ammunition. I own several 22 calibre revolvers but for under $500 your choices can be limited. The LCRs can be had for around $400 and are very underated. I wasn't expecting much out of mine and was pleasantly surprised. Its a great fun gun.
     

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  11. Sentry18

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    The older Charter Arms Pathfinders (3" & 4") are pretty good guns. Heavy DA pulls but very smooth and light SA pulls. They come up for sale regularly.
     
  12. aandabooks

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    I've got a Taurus 92 that is fun to shoot. 9 rds and a 4" barrel. It is the small frame though. I don't have large hands and it is still a little small. My 11 year old shoots it all the time. He does well with it. The sights on it are very nice.
     
  13. haroldg48

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    If you're sure you're set on getting him a revolver, I'd go with the S&W 17 or 617. They are solid well made revolvers that will fill his hand. Otherwise I'd go with one of the Ruger semis in 22 -- MK III, 22/45, etc....they're a blast to shoot!
     
  14. 123freeze

    123freeze New Member

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    Thak you for posts I ended up going with Ruger Single Six. I am kinda a Ruger whore recently. But more importantly, he really liked it. All your imputs helped a ton thank you.
     
  15. Josh1158

    Josh1158 New Member

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    Pics or it didnt happen !!!!
     
  16. 123freeze

    123freeze New Member

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    Oh my "cousin" was my hubs. I used this account and story to hopefully get his input on a revolver so I would know what to get him. He posted pics on here tonight, jjfuller is his screen name. Check it out.
     
  17. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    Nice. Tricks and deceit are a lot of fun! :D