Suggestions for a .22 revolver

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  1. blender

    blender

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    Recent threads on the .22 reminded me of an item that's missing in my kit: a "newer" model .22 revolver.
    For background, I have a Ruger 10/22 carbine, MK1 pistol, and a H&R 922 revolver (which is why I'm looking for another revolver ;)
    I'm *not* looking for a 6-shot, I have other larger calibers with that capacity and see no reason for a .22 revolver to be limited to 6 rounds. SA vs DA I'm not concerned with, I'd be happy with either. What's out there I should look at?

    TIA for your help.
     
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  2. hogship

    hogship A republic, if you can keep it! Silver Member

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    There is always the Smith 617, but the drawback with one of them is the price is awfully steep This one is a six shot, but are offered in ten shot cylinder these days:
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    I had a Trooper MKIII Colt that had problems.......kept hanging up the cylinder because the empty cartridges would bind. I have no idea if this problem was universal, but I sold it before that question was answered.
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    I hear Taurus makes a decent 22 revolver......but, whether you can get a good one is a crap shoot.

    Recently, Charter Arms started making 22 revolvers again. Don't know how good they are, but if I wanted a good 22 revolver, I'd do some checking into it........

    Good luck

    ooc
     

  3. ChuteTheMall

    ChuteTheMall Wallbuilder and Weapon Bearer

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  4. ChuteTheMall

    ChuteTheMall Wallbuilder and Weapon Bearer

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    S&W 43c

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  5. blender

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    Thanks for the suggestion, ChuteTheMall. But an Inquiring Mind needs to know: A .22LR out of a snubby???
    I admit, I lean more to at least a 4", more likely 6" barrel.

    And hogship thanks for the photos & info!
     
  6. Glock40man

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    In that case, S&W 617, Ruger SP101 or, a Ruger Single Six.
     
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    617 10 shot. Fun gun and shoots good groups at 15-20 yards. Never tried past that.
     
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    S&W Model 63 3" 8-shot, Steel

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    S&W Model 317 3" 8-shot, Aluminum

    I have the 63 (between the 686 and the snubbie)


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  9. Myke_Hart

    Myke_Hart Handloader

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    After having the 617... I will shoot no other. Trigger is like glass, and the accuracy is unbelievable. Speedloaders are available. Holds 10 rounds.

    Those that have shot my 617 always want to buy it from me. I will NEVER sell this gun.

    The only drawback is the price.

    My 617 - 10 shot.
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    Benchrest target 617 vs a Sig Mosquito
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  10. Myke_Hart

    Myke_Hart Handloader

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    Here is a view of the 617 cylinder.
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    View of the speedloader setup available for the 617
    Makes reloading faster than an auto.
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    I have one, and it's a ton of fun.

    I also have an LCR .22. While it reloads faster, it's not in the same ballpark as the Single Ten in terms of fun.

    I also have a Single Six with a .22 Mag conversion cylinder.
     
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    Lots of great choices so far. I ended up with these.

    S&W 17

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    S&W model 34.

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    S&W model 63.

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    Ruger single six.

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    Ruger Bearcat

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    All good guns, if I could keeep only one it would be the 63 since my Dad gave it to me. Otherwise it would be the 17.
     
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    I have a 617 and an older pre model 18 and I have never felt concerned about either having only six rounds. A .22 revolver has provided me with countless hours of enjoyment.
     
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    +1 for 617 10-shot. Accurate, fun to shoot and cheap to feed.
    I also have the 317 - it's fun plinker, too.
     
  15. ChuteTheMall

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    The S&W 43c snubby is an 11 ounce trainer for J-frames such as the S&W 642, 442, etc.

    Only useful for J-frame fans!
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  16. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I was going to suggest the same.

     
  17. blender

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    Thanks for all the suggestions, folks! Look like I have to searching to do (oh, and that minor detail of saving up for the purchase).
     
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    I bought this exact one for my 11 y/o son, went w/the 4 vs the 6". I have to wonder why people feel they have to choose btw a Sig Mosq. or the P22. Both are crap and hold less ammo. My 10 shot 617 is my fav. gun to shoot. It is prices though, I think I pd around $600
     
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    SA - Ruger Single Six

    DA - Smith & Wesson 617