9 shot .22 revolvers

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by Hectocotylus, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Hectocotylus

    Hectocotylus New Member

    292
    0
    0
    What are people's experienced with 9 shot .22 revolvers? I am thinking about getting one because they look like a lot of fun to shoot but I am interested in your opinions of best models, prices, and quality
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    21,343
    214
    63
    First, welcome to the forum. When you get a minute, drop by the intro thread, say howdy, and tell us a bit about yourself.

    The 9 shooters are a heck of a lot of fun. Only drawback- price on good quality modern 22 revolver is a heartbreaker. Any of the top names will do good for you- partial to S&W myself, but they are not the only ones.

    Still have the H&R Target Special top break that Mom gave Dad back before WW 2, and it is still plinking away.
     

  3. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

    1,598
    0
    0
    I've got a Taurus 92 small frame. Really like the gun. Bought it used for right around $300. Nice sights and it has been flawless. My 11 year old shoots it better than the Colt/Walther 1911 that I also have. Mainly because of the better sights.

    With double action it has a long heavy trigger pull. In single action, it is almost too light.
     
  4. jamesjo

    jamesjo New Member

    52
    0
    0
    Hecto,
    Are you after a new revolver, or would you be interested in brands no longer in business?
     
  5. m72law

    m72law New Member

    1,316
    0
    0
    I have a iver johnson mod 66 trailsman 8shot revolver that i purchased off gunbroker.com for 50bucks a year or so back...it shoots & functions great,wish i could find a few more like it for the same price:D

    as for the newer 22lr revolvers,i cant see paying over 200bucks for any 22lr revolver,but thats just my opinion...to each his own;)

    good luck with your handgun purchase's.
     
  6. Hectocotylus

    Hectocotylus New Member

    292
    0
    0
    Thanks for the responses already I would be open to a used gun but I think it might be a good idea for me to look into a regular six shot weapon as there are so many of those. Unfortunately money doesn't grow on trees...
     
  7. Paladin201

    Paladin201 New Member

    442
    0
    0
    My first gun purchase when I turned 21 was a Harrington and Richardson 9 shot revolver. It broke open like a Webley. Wish I still had it. Reliable and quite accurate.
     
  8. jamesjo

    jamesjo New Member

    52
    0
    0
    Since you are not against out of production models, you just can't beat the H&R Sportsman.
    9 shot, break top.
    Made from the 30's to the 90's.
    An iconic handgun.
    Most are great shooters.
    You can still pick them up for a reasonable price.
    But, the really nice examples are increasing in value rapidly
    I have several, from 1939 - 1980, and love them all!!

    1939-1940 Model 196 Eureka Sportsman
    [​IMG]

    1939 Model 777 Ultra Sportsman
    [​IMG]

    1955 Model 999 Sportsman
    1 blue, 1 chrome
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    Set of 4, 1980 Model 999 Sportsman
    2 4" models.
    2 6" models
    All wearing Jay Scott aftermarket grips

    [​IMG]

    A couple more pics of Sportsman with Jay Scott grips.

    Pair of 1980 Model 999 4"
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2012
  9. donthav1

    donthav1 Active Member

    1,048
    5
    38
    my opinion may be a bit biased because i love H&R/NEF firearms, but they really are great affordable, durable guns. if you keep your eyes open on the auction sites you can get a nice 9 shot revolver for easily less than $200.

    this is my New England R92 ultra, which was the same as the H&R 904.
    nice smooth trigger, good sights, great accuracy. the gun shoots better than i do.
    [​IMG]

    there are a couple dozen different models that they put out & almost each one has a different look & barrel than the others, so there should be no shortage of style choices once you start lookin
     
  10. Jsnakehouse

    Jsnakehouse New Member

    44
    0
    0
    I bought a Taurus 9 shot revolver (not sure what model it is) But i think i paid about $400. It is a really fun and accurate gun. I will post pictures when i get home tonight. (I am suppose to be working now). lol.

    BTW.. Mine i bought new.

    I was told by a friend of my fathers that S&W and Taurus were good ones to look at. I think the only reason i got the Taurus was that it was a little cheaper in price than the S&W.
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2012
  11. rugernut

    rugernut New Member

    120
    0
    0
    If your going to put alot of rounds threw it I wouldn't go with Taurus i own one and it locks up after the second cylinder and then it stArts taking metal off the front of the cylinder and I dont no wy it does that that's my experience with taurus I would go with ruger or smith and wesson
     
  12. rugernut

    rugernut New Member

    120
    0
    0
    But the only thing I will give it is its very accurate
     
  13. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

    1,733
    0
    0
    You can get a Charter arms .22 and they are only 6 shot revolvers,they come in 2" and 4" and are around $300.

    I second that Taurus ain't right,I had 3 of their model 94- 9 shot revolvers and all had to go back to Taurus because of 66% misfire rate,locked cylinder,and sheared off transfer bar-the one with the transfer bar problem was after a mere 1,500 rounds on a brand new gun.
     
  14. rugernut

    rugernut New Member

    120
    0
    0
    Rger just came out with that 8 shot sp101 with 4 inch barrel it would out last Taurus by a long run
     
  15. mcb

    mcb New Member

    534
    0
    0
    I would go with a smith or ruger. Taurus is nothing but a headache. My favorite .22 revolver is my Ruger Single Six, super reliable and lots of fun.
     
  16. Jsnakehouse

    Jsnakehouse New Member

    44
    0
    0
    Here are mine the bottom gun in the photo is my Taurus 9 shot .22 and the top is my 7 shot Taurus .357 Mag. Mine have not givin me any problems what so ever.

    How are they Headaches?
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jan 19, 2012
  17. rugernut

    rugernut New Member

    120
    0
    0
    I had a model 66 357 mag to and it did the same thing as my 9 shot 22 taurus they just lock up after a few shots I didn't have much luck with them
     
  18. Jsnakehouse

    Jsnakehouse New Member

    44
    0
    0
    when you say "lock up" what do you mean by that?

    Thanks
    Jeff
     
  19. rugernut

    rugernut New Member

    120
    0
    0
    When I would shoot some out of them they would heat up or something and rub the cylinder to the barrel and it would start taking of metal intel it cooled down then it be fine till the next couple rounds and then do it again
     
  20. Jsnakehouse

    Jsnakehouse New Member

    44
    0
    0
    Hmm interesting, I just hope mine dont end up doing that. How long had you had them before they started doing this, or did it happen the first time you shot them?

    Thanks
    Jeff