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Which .22LR Revolver?

zorbazorba Senior MemberPosts: 24,982 Senior Member
Wife is wanting a .22 revolver. What's everyone's favorite? We both have shot a S&W (don't know what model, but recent) that seemed decent. I'm open to both SA and DA as she tends to shoot SA by default anyway, doesn't like the DA trigger pull.
-Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

"If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,138 Senior Member
    Ruger Single Six Convertible with the .22WMR Cylinder
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,663 Senior Member
    Budget?
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  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    :jester: could you narrow it down some say by a mile or two

    How accurate/precise, what frame size, what barrel length ?

    Just one ? don't you know you can't have too many .22's.

    I've got to be close though
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,970 Senior Member
    I'd find a used S&W myself, but that Ruger SP101 in .22 is a great choice also.
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  • Ranch13Ranch13 Senior Member Posts: 820 Senior Member
    Ruger single six if on a budget, SW K22 if the budget is no object.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,115 Senior Member
    See if you can find an old S&W K22...barrel length of your choice...

    For an SA...a Ruger Single Six will do just fine....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,550 Senior Member
    Colt Diamondback and be done with it.

    Sako
  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,721 Senior Member
    Hands down it would have to be a Ruger Single Six Convertible.

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    Just look at the flowers Lizzie, just look at the flowers.
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,575 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    See if you can find an old S&W K22...barrel length of your choice...

    For an SA...a Ruger Single Six will do just fine....

    I believe all K 22s had six inch barrels. But get the best you can afford. I wouldn't get the convertible, because the bore is bigger for the .22 Mag round. Not as accurate as a .22 LR.

    The Ruger Single Six does not have adjustable sights. For a .22, I prefer them. Also, I find the plow-handle grip frame of a SA type pistol not very helpful for shooting. Just me, I guess. Not a SA fan.
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  • 41magnut41magnut Senior Member Posts: 1,258 Senior Member
    Diver43 wrote: »
    Ruger Single Six Convertible with the .22WMR Cylinder

    Good choice, surprising how seldom one of these come on the used market
    I'd find a used S&W myself, but that Ruger SP101 in .22 is a great choice also.

    Don't forget you have a Single Six as well.

    A SP101 in 22LR is another good choice.

    They are scarce as hen's teeth but I have a Dan Wesson 722 that is a good a revolver as any around.
    "The .30-06 is never a mistake." Townsend Whelen :iwo:
  • twatwa Senior Member Posts: 2,245 Senior Member
    You can't go wrong with a Smith and Wesson, probably one of my favorite all round guns to shoot at the range. If you can find a Model 17 with a 6" barrel, they are shooters. As far as Single Action, I love my Colt Peacemaker.

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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,115 Senior Member
    Almost forgot....for a just plain fun gun....a Ruger Bearcat is at the top of the heap....the Shopkeeper is the Birdshead version of the Bearcat.
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,138 Senior Member
    Gene L wrote: »
    I believe all K 22s had six inch barrels. But get the best you can afford. I wouldn't get the convertible, because the bore is bigger for the .22 Mag round. Not as accurate as a .22 LR.

    The Ruger Single Six does not have adjustable sights. For a .22, I prefer them. Also, I find the plow-handle grip frame of a SA type pistol not very helpful for shooting. Just me, I guess. Not a SA fan.

    Sorry Gene my 4.5" Single Six has sights that are adjustable for windage and elevation
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  • Ranch13Ranch13 Senior Member Posts: 820 Senior Member
    Bearcats are just plain fun and accurate.
    Ruger single sixes do have adjustable sights on them, and the stuff about the covertable cylinders not being accurate is just another of the old wives tales.
  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    Love my Single Six in 22 LR/L/S or 22 Mag. Anyone familiar with the newer Single Nine? Same price range, same gun?
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  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 2,357 Senior Member
    Buford wrote: »
    Hands down it would have to be a Ruger Single Six Convertible.

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    A Single Six with Hogue grips :drool: I had Hogue grips on Super Blackhawks but never thought of puttting them on my Single Six! Me like!
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,982 Senior Member
    I'm thinking $400-500 or so. Dunno about barrel length - she's gonna have to try 'em out. The single six makes some sense since she has a security six. Excellent suggestions so far, keep 'em coming!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,721 Senior Member
    Ranch13 wrote: »
    and the stuff about the covertable cylinders not being accurate is just another of the old wives tales.

    That's not true The 22WMR is a larger diameter bullet than the 22LR. The barrel is set up for larger WMR it shoots 22LR fine but the WMR will be more accurate.
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie, just look at the flowers.
  • DurwoodDurwood Senior Member Posts: 972 Senior Member
    If $500 is truly the upper end of the budget, Smith & Wesson and Ruger are mostly only going to be options in the used market.
    You have the right to your own opinion, but you don't have the right to your own facts:guns:
  • roadkingroadking Senior Member Posts: 3,056 Senior Member
    Ruger single six is first choice...if you can find one.
    Otherwise...FWIW

    H&R DA...
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    Sauer and Sohn DA...
    Sauer2.jpg

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  • shootershooter Senior Member Posts: 1,186 Senior Member
    One of my personal favorites.

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    If a single action Colt is your preference, this one will suffice:

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  • twatwa Senior Member Posts: 2,245 Senior Member
    shooter wrote: »
    One of my personal favorites.

    diamondback.jpg

    :yousuck: Maybe X4 with his budget shooter! Only thing missing is the original grips, tell me you have them?
  • DurwoodDurwood Senior Member Posts: 972 Senior Member
    shooter wrote: »
    One of my personal favorites.

    diamondback.jpg

    Those run in the neighborhood of $500 these days, right:jester: The grips really set it off too:applause:
    You have the right to your own opinion, but you don't have the right to your own facts:guns:
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,982 Senior Member
    Durwood wrote: »
    Those run in the neighborhood of $500 these days, right:jester: The grips really set it off too:applause:

    Uh yea. I Googled that. It must have a solid gold firing pin! Nice lookin' revolver though!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • twatwa Senior Member Posts: 2,245 Senior Member
    If a single action Colt is your preference, this one will suffice:

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    That looks familiar, I like yours better!
  • shootershooter Senior Member Posts: 1,186 Senior Member
    Yes, I have them tucked away with lots of other "original" grips. :up:
    There's no such thing as having too much ammo, unless you're on fire or trying to swim!
  • Ranch13Ranch13 Senior Member Posts: 820 Senior Member
    Buford wrote: »
    That's not true The 22WMR is a larger diameter bullet than the 22LR. The barrel is set up for larger WMR it shoots 22LR fine but the WMR will be more accurate.

    There's not enough difference in accuracy between the mag and the lr cylinder in my gun to even get worried about. Both cylinders shoot extremely well.
  • DurwoodDurwood Senior Member Posts: 972 Senior Member
    shooter wrote: »
    Yes, I have them tucked away with lots of other "original" grips. :up:

    I figured you did...that is my DREAM .22 Revolver!!! I'd take the Single Action too, though.
    You have the right to your own opinion, but you don't have the right to your own facts:guns:
  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,721 Senior Member
    Ranch13 wrote: »
    There's not enough difference in accuracy between the mag and the lr cylinder in my gun to even get worried about. Both cylinders shoot extremely well.

    It's not the cylinder it's the barrel and yes they both shoot fine but the WMR will be more accurate.
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie, just look at the flowers.
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    Zero flies on either of these Zorba. The HnR is a well kept, affordable secret. I've never fondled the Sauer, but if it's like everything else they sell it's smooth, slick and pricey.
    Talk her into a Buckmark and the accuracy will astound and amaze her. Especially when she sees it costs less than your costume. Brand new.
    roadking wrote: »
    Ruger single six is first choice...if you can find one.
    Otherwise...FWIW

    H&R DA...
    Exhibit2.jpg

    Sauer and Sohn DA...
    Sauer2.jpg

    Matt
    Teach your children to love guns, they'll never be able to afford drugs
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