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Looking for a 22lr DA/SA Revolver

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by ZombieJoe, Jun 6, 2012.


  1. ZombieJoe

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    Right now I am thinking about either the Taurus 94 or Charter Arms Pathinder.

    I heard the pathfinder has a some what better trigger.
    And I like that the 94 holds a few more rounds.

    What do you think? Or do you have any other suggestions?


    EDIT: Is their any Single Action 22's for under $200?
     

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  2. bac1023

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    Smith & Wesson 617 :cool:
     

  3. AngryPanda

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    What do you want to do with it? Just a plinker? Maybe some hunting? Camp gun?

    I'd look around for a used Single Six in good shape at a good price, in fact, that is what I have been doing. If it's between the two you listed, my natural instinct is to buy the one that does not say "Taurus" on it.
     
  4. ZombieJoe

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    Mainly as a plinker. Im guessing they all a Single Six that for SA. Do any come in DA/SA?
     
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    If I read that right, you are correct the Single Six is SA only. If you want DA/SA maybe check out the Sp101 .22 version. I have not had a chance to fire one yet but they seem like nice revolvers. I am in the market as well, and while I would love a S&W 617 I simply can not afford one. I'm trying to find some middle ground between the Smiths and the dumpster fire that is Taurus.

    http://ruger.com/products/sp101/models.html
     
  6. ZombieJoe

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    That seems awesome, but more then I can spend right now. Is there any thing else that you can think of for under $300?
     
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    Neither. Look into the Ruger SP101 in .22 lr.

    If you have the funds, the S&W 617 is the best .22 revolver on the market.
     
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    Yeah the 617 is a great choice. I like mine.

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  10. Berto

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    The Taurus 94 isn't a bad gun. I can't speak for the Charter Arms.
    I have approx 750 through my taurus 94, it is a solid reliable accurate shooter.
    The DA trigger is heavier than a comparable S&W revolver ( I have one of those, too), but lightens a bit with use.
    With Taurus revolvers, quality varies from one sample to the next, but if you inspect before buying and choose a properly built gun, it will be fine.

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  11. AngryPanda

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    yah, i didn't remember how much they were asking, thought it was less. You can find em around 5 bills though, probably less if you look. The only other ones I know of sub 300 are Heritage Rough Riders, and other guns that are basically, Rough riders with a different name. They work for what they are, but maybe not what you are looking for.

    I hear Ruger is doing the LCR in .22 for some reason, but I know nothing about it.
     
  12. ZombieJoe

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    The more I read about the two I mentioned, the more im leaning away from them. Im gonna check out Heritage.

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    The heritage is cool for the price, just don't expect a 617 when you get it. For the money they are fun, and they work reliably from what I have seen.
     
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    If I could only have one .22 it would be the 617 without question. And in .22s I like revolvers more than pistols. That said, with current prices I think 300 would probably get a much better .22 pistol than it would a .22 revolver.
     
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    I have a couple of Heritage Rough Riders.

    They are reliable, accurate and fun.

    They aren't a Single Six, and the price reflects that, but if you want functional, they will do.
     
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    I just bought a Model 617-2. I chose it over a Model 18 that was priced $100 more.

    The Model 18 is prettier, but I think the 617-2 is a better gun.
     
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    Try out the trigger pull on the Taurus before you make the purchase. It's godawful.

    For under $300, find a used Taurus M96. It's like the cheaper version of the SW M17. Trigger pull is much better than the current Tauruses, though accuracy is only blah. Fit & finish is OK. Like I said earlier, it's the cheaper version of the SW M17.

    I was going to suggest a used J-frame SW in .22LR, but I think those are a lot more than $300.

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    617 are nice but a 63 in 4 inch IMO are nice as well
     
  19. Foxtrotx1

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    Yeah, my 317 was over 600 new.