The only hole in my firearms collection is in the "small game category, in a .22 platform. What are your suggestions for a revolver that would be best suited for small game (rabbit, squirrel, etc) and in what caliber, and what barrel length?
I am fine for large game, in both rifle and handgun. Plenty of big guns, and fine on the "end of the world" scenario with high-capacity rifles...but if I had to go bag a small rabbit... the 12-guage and the AR would make a mess of it.
I prefer the similicity and ease of maintenance that a revolver offers. No semi-automatics wanted. A few friends have told me there is no sense in getting a barrel longer than 5 inches...but I'd like your suggestions! Is a 4-inch barrel the best choice? Better to select a 5-inch? longer? Also, if chambered in .22, will it also shoot .22 LR and .22 short? What about upgrading to .22 magnum?
Tell me, please! Who knows how long it will be until I have to go out and kill for my dinner?!
I want to be armed, and ready! Plus, it will be fun to shoot at the range!