Need Advice on .22 Purchase

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    Need Advice on .22 Purchase

    So I would like to buy a pistol or revolver that I can shoot less expensive .22 lr ammo in and work on my trigger finger. I want it to be double action and cost less than $400. Any thoughts?

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    Sig Mosquito, Walther P22, Taurus tracker. off the top of my head.
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    Rossi 9 shot .22 revolvers should meet your need. S&W also makes one on a J Frame it is a little more expensive though!

    SmithWessonHandguns.com: S&W Revolver 22

    http://www.pmulcahy.com/revolvers/br...vers-rossi.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rangemaster View Post
    Sig Mosquito, Walther P22, Taurus tracker. off the top of my head.
    I believe that the Sig & P22 both go into single action after the first shot. My intention is to work on my double action pull. So, I guess I should clarify that pistols need to be DAO and revolvers can be DA/SA.

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    I would strongly suggest a revolver for a .22 handgun, not a pistol. The only duds I've personally experienced have been with .22 ammo. I only use .22 for fun, so maybe duds aren't a big deal, but it does take away from the fun - for me, at least.

    I sold my Ruger Mk II pistol for this reason (plus, it's a pain to disassemble, clean, and reassemble). I bought an old Iver Johnson Sealed Target 8 DA/SA revolver for $150.
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    I have a Ruger Mark III, the cheaper black plastic one. I also have my dear dead dad's old H&R long-barreled blue-steel nine-shot? revolver. Both are fun accurate guns. I want the Walther too.

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    Make it a 2-Fer, a .22 and a .22mag.
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    you asked for double action to practice and set a dollar limit. I'll respect that. You're options are limited. An OLD very used S&W or look at a Charter Arms pathfinder, a Rossi, or a Taurus. I don't think any of those will be really easy to find on the shelf but they should be available for ordering through your dealer. Check it out but I suspect you can get one of those for your budget.

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    S&W 22A - low cost and quite accurate.
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    Off the wall suggestion, but:

    Go on Gunbroker and look up an H&R Sentinel. Most are well under your price point, even adding in shipping and transfer fees.

    I've got one, and it's an incredibly sweet shooting revolver; I paid, iirc, $75 for it a couple years ago.
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    well, i can't really think of a DAO semi auto. In that range you will need to go with a revolver, the smiths are more expensive than that so the taurus tracker is probably the way to go being a DA revolver, just dont pull the hammer back.
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    To best learn trigger control, my vote goes to the Smith + Wesson .22 revolvers. Not only does shooting double action improve your trigger control, 6 shots per cylinder slows you down - that's invaluable when learning to shoot.

    I have several .22 handguns, including autoloaders and single and double action revolvers. The DAs are a J-frame M63 with a 4-inch barrel (bought for training my lady), and 6-inch M17 (K-22). The latter has a very smooth action and is simply a joy to shoot. I got both the M63 and the M17 used off GunBroker for around $400 within the past 15 months.
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