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I love my 2 XD's, but I also want a revolver to add to the collection...

most likely a 22LR, for range only.. I don't buy junk either. Any suggestions anyone ?
 

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never shot one, but have handled a ruger single six, its got an old west look and feel to it, and you can shoot 22lr or 22mag out of it.
 

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Take a look at a SMITH & WESSON I have an MOD. 617 .22lr
that is supper accurate, although it has an 8" barrel, S&W make
them in 4" & 6" also. Good luck.
 

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For a double action the 10 shot S&W 617 is hard to beat and for range use only, barrel length shouldn't matter much. If you prefer a single action, Ruger Single-Six is the way to go.
 

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Thanks to everyone so far for the usefull information... I was thinking ruger single six as well.. or S&W if I was to go double action as well.. .

What if I was to go for 357 ? S&W is basically the way to go for double action.. and ruger for 357 is good as well ?


What's the price difference between 38 special and 22LR ?
 

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My very first handgun was a Single-Six Ruger. Nothing wrong with the gun, but I hated it! What a bore to shoot ---- plink, plink (six times), then eject each little case one by one, reload each little chamber one by one, repeat..... Now don't get me wrong, I DO like single-action revolvers --- just as long as they are big-bore centerfire revolvers! :D

To each his own, right? Make my .22LR handguns semi-auto, please! :cool:
 

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Thanks to everyone so far for the usefull information... I was thinking ruger single six as well.. or S&W if I was to go double action as well.. .

What if I was to go for 357 ? S&W is basically the way to go for double action.. and ruger for 357 is good as well ?


What's the price difference between 38 special and 22LR ?
+1 on the Single Six. For .357 I still say Ruger. GP-100 is an AWESOME revolver, or if you're inclined to carry it, go with the SP-101. Difference between .38 and .22? Significant. Probably close to $20 for 50 rds. .38spl, vs. $12 for 500 rds. .22LR.
 

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if you have the $$$ buy a colt diamondback 6" 22 lr.
pete
 

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If you want a double action 22lr, just pony up the cash and get a S&W. Of course that would be my advice if you wanted ANY double action revolver. I know, I know, ruger makes some good ones; but I've know two guys that have owned a ruger revolver and both had to go back and forth with the factory to get them to work properly. Both were problems with the hammers.

OTOH, I've got a 40+ year old model 28 that functions as well now as it ever has, without any trips to the gunsmith or the factory. And that is just one of over two dozen S&W and colt revolvers in my family that have never had any issues.

IMHO, I just don't think ruger revolvers are of the same quality of S&W or colt. Of course this is just personal observation, and not anything scientific. YMMV.
 

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Love our single action six 22/22mag. Lots of fun hunting with it.
How about the taurus tracker. Some people have them out here and love them.
 

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Taurus makes really good revolvers, but they probably qualify as "junk" to a lot of people (mostly to people who have never fired one). The Taurus .22 revolvers are a ton of fun, and they don't cost a lot.
 

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If you don't have the cabbage for a Smith K-22 or Colt Diamondback....I'd really look hard at the Ruger Single Six. They're very good revolvers.

In fact...I am trying to convince myself NOT to buy one.
 

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How about who makes a good 22 lr revolver DOUBLE ACTION ? I don't see one by ruger ..



the diamondback is blue 6" 22 lr.very accurate even with bulk (cheap) ammo.the action is smooth slick and the trigger breaks clean.:D
pete
 

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The Ruger series has been a great little 22 and the MarkII (since being restored) always goes to the range with me.
 
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