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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-29-2013, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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I'm no Pistolerro.

I know little about pistols, so thought I'd ask yinz experts. My friend asked me the other day if I knew a cheap to moderately priced .22 rimfire pistol, double-action, in a 6"-8" barrel length. I told him I was useless in that regard, but would ask on a website I visit that is chalk full of know-it-alls. So there y'are. My guess is that anything with the Colt, S&W, etc... names would be out of his range.

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Re: I'm no Pistolerro.

Since you are talking abiut a 6-8 inch barrel I am thinking you are talking about a revolver and not a pistol. H&R makes an inexpensive revolver.




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Re: I'm no Pistolerro.

Ruger makes a nice one, with convertible cylinders, but I'm not sure if it's available in a double action version. I've seen the singles for $200-$250.

I have a Taurus 9 shot revolver I bought for squirrel hunting.
Most of (all actually) of my shotguns shot a tighter pattern...
So based on my experience, I would rule out Taurus. (narrows your search)
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-29-2013, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Re: I'm no Pistolerro.

Didn't know there was a difference between a pistol and revolver, that's how much I know about em. Sayyyy, Didn't Josie Wale's ask those boys if they were gonna "Draw them pistol's or whistle Dixie" ? ... and I thought they were revolvers.

Don't know why, or even IF he is heck-bent on it being a double-action, but he did mention it. I'd say the $200 - $300 range is well within his limits and means.

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Re: I'm no Pistolerro.

Fleroo,
When people ask me about cheap to moderately priced weapons of any kind I tell them to save their money and purchase a quality weapon, whether it be a hand gun, rifle or shotgun. Always purchase a quality weapon that can be passed down thru the family for generations, some day they may need that weapon for both protecting their family and hunting. Colt, Smith & Wesson, H&R, all make quality weapons, there are many others also.
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Re: I'm no Pistolerro.

2-300 will only get you an H&R double action like the 929, etc or a cheapo foreign made gun. if you're hunting barn doors, it will suffice. you can find single action ruger single sixes in that range and they are a much better gun, but still not up to a s&w.

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Re: I'm no Pistolerro.

What does he want to do with it? Hunt, plink, protection?
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Re: I'm no Pistolerro.

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What does he want to do with it? Hunt, plink, protection?
Can`t beat a Heritage revolver for just fun shooting and they make a ton of models. They use to be all single action though, not sure these days.

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What does he want to do with it? Hunt, plink, protection?
Plink. He doesn't even hunt smallgame, and if he wanted a .22 rimfire for protection, I'd knock him over the head with a solid object to get his mind right.

I understand the "buy the best", but he does not want to shell out the beans for a high-end name. Can't say I blame him for a plinky .22 rimfire.

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Re: I'm no Pistolerro.

I would be looking for a used Ruger MKI or MKII. Plinking with a single action is boring, especially if it only hold six.
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