.22 Revolvers - Got any recommendations?

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    .22 Revolvers - Got any recommendations?

    So I think I'm about to be in the market for a .22 revolver. I'm leaning heavily towards the SP101 (I'd prefer DA/SA). Anyone have anything good, or bad, to say about 'em? Got another suggestion, I'm all ears.
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    for a DA revolver the SP101 is a great buy..... I am partial to the ruger single six, bearcat etc.... single action super accurate and a ton of fun.
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    I have a single six, and a S&W J frame, in .22. I like em both. The J frame has been a very good buy.

    The one .22 revolver I dont have, but want, is a S&W Model 17 Masterpiece. Sweetest shooting handgun I have ever fired.

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    Wife and I share a LCR for practice love it
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    I have planned on getting a Ruger Single Six Convertable (22 LR and 22 Magnum). Everytime I get ready to buy one some other family need comes up to take the funds. Priorities.

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    Yeah, I really like the Single Six but in order for it to fulfil the role of 'practice' gun, it really needs to have DA capabilities.

    That 17 is schweeet! Can't afford it, but thankfully I can look at it for free!
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    If you've got time to hunt around, an H&R 922 is a great DA/SA revolver if you can find one. If you do, let me know the serial #. I'm looking for a stolen one!

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    ...new...Ruger SP101

    ...used...High Standard Sentinel Deluxe...2,4, or 6 inch bbl...
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    The best? Colt Diamondback 6" or 8"...though you could probably buy three Rugers for what a shooter DB costs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StormRhydr View Post
    I have a single six, and a S&W J frame, in .22. I like em both. The J frame has been a very good buy.

    The one .22 revolver I dont have, but want, is a S&W Model 17 Masterpiece. Sweetest shooting handgun I have ever fired.

    Product: Model 17 Masterpiece
    40 oz. .22lr I bet I've shot pellet guns with more recoil!

    I have a Ruger Single-Six hunter convertible. At 45 oz, the recoil certainly won't knock you down, but if you don't rock back on your heels, holding the gun at arms length might cause you to tip over ;)

    In all seriousness, if you want a practice pistol, it is best to get what you use for SD. In my case, a .22 LCR would be perfect. Another option for wheelie wielders is the audible triggered laser that allows you to get feedback when dryfiring. Those only fit in .38 and larger barrels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StormRhydr View Post
    I have a single six, and a S&W J frame, in .22. I like em both. The J frame has been a very good buy.

    The one .22 revolver I dont have, but want, is a S&W Model 17 Masterpiece. Sweetest shooting handgun I have ever fired.

    Product: Model 17 Masterpiece
    OK, what am I missing here ? $1000.00 for a .22 handgun? What is the purpose ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    If you've got time to hunt around, an H&R 922 is a great DA/SA revolver if you can find one. If you do, let me know the serial #. I'm looking for a stolen one!

    I echo the H&R 922 sentiment. The one I have was purchased from the pastor that baptized me when I was a kid. It was his nightstand gun until he died at the age of 94. It sat on his nightstand loaded for nearly as long as I had been alive. His housekeeper refused to touch it and dusted around it. It was still sitting there in it's little outline of dust and covered with it when my Dad bought it from his son shortly after he died. My Dad took care of him the last few years of his life and the man's son lives in Chicago. He told my Dad to just sell the guns. My Dad bought it and gave it to me.

    It's a great shooter and a lot of fun. This one is unusual due to the 3" barrel. This is what I honed my snubbie technique with.
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    I have had them all, at least the ones being made in the last 5 years. The best is the S&W 617 by far. The SP101 is good also but the 617 is king. However, it is pricey but worth it. Everyone I handed that gun to shot well. I sold off all my .22's because I moved to a place where I could not plink and shooting at paper targets with a .22 is like shooting a pellet gun and I can shoot a pellet gun right where I live for free, every day of the week and it costs less. :)

    Shooting bottles, steel and other reactive targets is lots of fun; paper not so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredg53 View Post
    Wife and I share a LCR for practice love it
    I got mine a little over a month ago and love it! Great gun.
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    Rofl. What else yah gonna spend your money on?

    Its seriously probably the best revolver I will ever hold, or fire. From what I have read about them, its one of the best ever made. Old, or used ones are very highly sought after.

    We have all heard how guns are a store of value. From what I have seen of the used prices of these particular guns, its true.

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldpsufan View Post
    OK, what am I missing here ? $1000.00 for a .22 handgun? What is the purpose ?

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