22 Revolvers?

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by tomill, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. tomill

    tomill New Member

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    I am in the market for another handgun and have decided on a 22 revolver. With that said there aren't any out there that are affordable. I do not want an SA but the used values on 22 revolvers are as high or higher than new semi-automatics. I am leaning towards the old H&R 929 a nine shot DA but the price, on these, runs all over the place as well from 100-300 and up! :confused: Anyone know of another make of model that is out there? Under 250.00 Please I can not afford a used Smith I wish I could. Thank You :)
     
  2. freefall

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    I have a Taurus model 94 22lr, stainless steel, accurate and lightweight. Got it because my Ruger MkI feels almost as heavy as my Super Blackhawk. Would think a used one would be reasonable if you can find one. Luck. ps. Maybe a Charter Pathfinder?
     
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  3. Wambli

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    I'm not a big Taurus fan but I owned a little 4" 94 a few years back and I wish I hadn't sold it. Neat little gun that is a hoot to play with.
     
  4. tomill

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    Thanks for the imput. I was looking on the internet and the older ones seem to bring a premium? They cost as much, if not more, than a newer ones. Know any reason as to why? Should I be looking for the older model w/o the underlug? Maybe weaker metal used on the newer model. I do not mind the weight of the revolver.
     
  5. tomill

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    I'll try the Taurus Ihave a new model Charter arms undercover and am very unsatisfied with their product. It missfires some of the time and have not been able to get the company to fix it to my liking. (100% no misfires) It is curreently at a gunsmith I know and I will have to pay for the service. :(
     
  6. NGIB

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    It's a Taurus and suffers from the same hit or miss QC that all of them do. Binding cylinders and terrible DA trigger are the 2 most reported problems. Spend 15 minutes on Google and you'll see what I'm talking about. I had one briefly that I bought new and it wasn't a very good gun. Bad DA trigger and not really very accurate so I sold it at a loss. The old Taurii (from the 80s) had less complaints.

    There really are no good cheap DA .22 revolvers and I looked for a few years. About the best are the used Dan Wessons and you're still looking at $300-$400 when you can find them. At your price point, a used Ruger Mk or Browning Buckmark is a much better choice. No, I didn't want to spend well over $600 for a quality .22 revolver - but that's what they cost...

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  7. diggsbakes

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    I'm kinda going through the same dilemma. I want a DA .22, in order to practice my trigger pull for cheap (and quiet), but it seems like all I can find used are S&W and they are usually marked higher than comparable larger caliber revolvers, so its hard for me to fork out $300-500, but it is what it is. :confused:
     
  8. NGIB

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    A little over 2 years ago I was in my local store in Marietta just browsing. There in the case was a classic S&W K17 with 6" barrel. This gun had maybe 20% of the finish left and one stock was cracked. Mechanically it was in pretty good shape. Anyway, they had it priced at $350 - and wouldn't budge. I left and ran a few errands and said what the heck and went back an hour later to get it - it was already sold. Learned a lesson that day...
     
  9. Txhillbilly

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    I have a Taurus Tracker-Model 970,I think.It is a nice DA revolver,and fun to shoot.
    Taurus revolvers are known to have timing problems sometimes,and mine does from time to time. My local gunsmith is going to fix it for me,I learned long ago not to deal with Taurus customer service,just take a gun that has a small problem to a local gunsmith and get it fixed right the first time.
     
  10. FFLGunDealers

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    freefall,

    I have heard good and bad news about the Taurus 94 all over the place. Do you have any FTF problems with cheap bulk ammo? The price is right on a 94, but would like to hear about some proud owners first.

    -FFLGunDealers
     
  11. Snubshooter

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    Ruger made a sp101 in 22lr for a couple of years. Try some pawn shops in your area, A S+W, Ruger or Dan Wesson is a much better investment than a taurus.
     
  12. freefall

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    Sometimes cheap bulk ammo does fail to fire. Sometimes also in my Ruger Mk I and my .22 rifles. Failed today in the Lovely Mrs. Freefall's Buckmark. Time to disassemble it and clean it thoroughly. Spit happens. Luckily I've never been charged by a wounded spruce hen. Was once by a wounded porcupine. Shot it again with my .22 rifle. Spooky for a few seconds. They have big teeth.
    I wouldn't hesitate to trust a Taurus .22 with anything I would trust a .22 for. If you need a serious gun, get one. Thinking about getting my daughter, the Lovely Miss Freefall, a Taurus Tracker .44 mag for lightweight bear defense for remote job for the summer. Hear it won't stand up to a steady diet of the stuff I feed my Super Blackhawk, but she needs to carry it a lot, shoot it very little. At least with bear loads.(300 gr, 1350 fps) And don't give me that stuff about practice with what you carry. You shoot these things all the time I'll listen to you, most of you have never fired one.
     
  13. Rick1967

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    I get it. I have a S&W 629. I shoot a 250 grain lead bullet as about 1300 fps when I practice. I don't imagine too many ladies would be shooting a box of 300 grain rounds. A lot of big men would not enjoy that.
     
  14. diggsbakes

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    I'll tell you one thing. I'll never get a Taurus anything. I felt a .22 out yesterday and the cylinder was ridiculously loose straight out of the box and the trigger pull felt like a toy. I spoke with one of the owners and he said they are contemplating not getting anymore in.
     
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  16. tomill

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    Thanks

    Thank you, one and all. Now that I am looking for a gun my father in law now wants one too. I was looking at that 1911 Puma 22 but do not know enough about it. I have heard of Puma and they do make good firearms, but this one is alloy with a steel barrel am I right? A little large for my father-in-law but perfect for me. :) He is older and set in his ways and wants a 22 revolver
    I'll have to keep checking the local shops in hopes that one comes along. :(
     
  17. M14sRock

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    You mentioned an H&R 929. I got one from a friend a couple of years ago and it is awesome. CCI Velocitors at 50 yards offhand on cans of soda, and the cans don't stand a chance. I bought it to help out my buddy, but now it is one of my favorite shooters and sees a lot of range time.

    They can usually be picked up cheap, and seem to be plentiful.
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  18. jamesjo

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    I'm with M14, you can't beat a good H&R!
    Love the 9 shots.
    Take a little time, find a nice one, and it will last you a lifetime +!
    Here's a couple more models to look at.

    1980 Model 999 Sportsman, A little pricier these days, but, you can find
    them from $ 400 NIB, to $ 250 very nice shooters. H&R's top of the line.

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    Model 939, great target shooter,
    Couple hundred bucks.
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    Model 940, same as 939 but round barrel
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    Model 949, In case interested in cowboy/western style. Also shoots great, double action. also a couple hundred will buy a nice one!
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  19. magnumman

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    I honestly have no idea on cost or avalability but my father gave me a s&w model 34 kit gun for my 21st birthday. I know he had it since he was 18 so its pretty old. it is a SA/DA 6 shot revolver with a 4 inch barrel and i love it. When i go to the range it always comes along. over 30 years and tens of thousands of rounds and it still shoots great.