Smith&Wesson model 317.
This is a discussion on Which .22 revolver most like a J frame... within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I'm wondering which .22 revolver is the most like a J frame. I shoot a 642 alot but thought it would be fun to have ...
I'm wondering which .22 revolver is the most like a J frame. I shoot a 642 alot but thought it would be fun to have an identical .22 for practice and to teach my oldest teams how to shoot a snubby. I've found a few that are similar but is there one that's a dead ringer that I've missed because I can't find it. If you have one and could post a pic or model number, I'd appreciate it!
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That's one pricey little .22, very nice if you have the $$$!!!!
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it is nice and is pricey...I'll see what the best price I can get on it. I've also found a taurus that looks pretty much the same size and even has the cylinder latch in the same position/type....
Sometimes you get what you pay for...the 317 is one of those times. I have the 3 inch with hiViz sights. Weight: 11 oz. Fits some of the holsters (open bottom) of my S&W 637. Great shooter and light for hiking, running ect. Taurus also has a similar 22, but it is not sold here in Mexifornia :( .
Also check around I got mine at $150 off that listed MSRP.
Last edited by Horsetrader; November 29th, 2008 at 03:05 PM. Reason: add link
If I'm not mistaken (IE Taurus' website might be lying to me) the Taurus model most similar to a 642 but chambered in .22LR is no longer in current production.
Looks like they have two long barreled models, but no snubs.
You might be able to find a used one if such model exists, I wouldn't know what model number to give as I'm not as knowledgeable on Taurus history as some.
That's too bad about the Taurus, I'll have to look. I like the S&W but don't think I can bring myself to spend that kind of money on a .22 snub. I'll spend a lot on a carry gun but...
My wife only shoots her 317.
Doesn't want anything to with any of my guns.
She's a happy camper with her 317 at the range.
Doesn't want CCW or even keep loaded in the house. She trusts I'll always be there for her.
I tried to suggest at least keep the 317 loaded, as you all know it's better then nothing.