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Posted: 9/30/2004 3:35:35 AM EDT
I am looking for a .22LR revolver for the range and to hike. I like the looks of the S&W 317 but not up to the price. For $600 I would rather buy another glock. I only have experience with my dad's 357 revolvers and do not own any my self. Are there any other snub nose 22 LR revolvers in stainless or hard crome that are similar for less cash? How is the quality of S&W now, my dad's are over 40 years old? I would spend a little more for a quality revolver that fits right in my hand vs cheaply made.

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Link Posted: 9/30/2004 2:16:20 PM EDT
Not long ago, I bought a Taurus 94 Ultra Lite for my wife. Appears similar to the S&W 317. Weighs about 8 oz more & holds 9 rounds vs the Smith's 8. The trigger pull is pretty stiff, but if the Smith really costs $600, I can live with it. The Taurus was $275 new at a shop here in Austin. I've put about 500 rounds through it. Reasonably accurate for the type of gun it is. Has never failed to go bang when the trigger was pulled. Empties eject nicely. Taurus also make a 941, which holds 8 rounds & fires 22 mag.


Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:03:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2004 3:05:50 PM EDT by Colt_SBR]
My brother has a Glock 17 with a .22 cal. conversion.

It's fun the shoot and very very light weight. It's amazing.

If I was you, I would get .22 cal. kit for your Glock. You familiar with your Glock and it functions the same.

Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:09:40 PM EDT
Look on Gunbroker or somewhere else for an older S&W Kit gun...the workmanship and quality cannot be touched by current guns and the prices should be MUCH mote reasonable! ($300-400) You pretty much cannot wear out one of these, so used is no issue. Cannot recall the exact model # right now, but they are "J" frames and hold six rounds.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:20:25 PM EDT
Get a Ruger single six or a bearcat. My brother has a single six. It comes with a 22LR and 22Magnum cylinder. Very accurate and reliable.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 5:03:28 AM EDT
Ruger sells the SP101 in .22LR., stainless, 4 in. barrel MSRP $505. Ruger Single sixs and semiautos are good to.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 12:11:48 PM EDT
SP101 in 22LR. That's a gun that will last forever.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 7:34:42 PM EDT

Dan Wesson also makes a .22 revolver with interchangeable bbls. from 2.5-10 inches.

Here's a couple of used ones


Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:26:25 PM EDT
Thanks for all the info. Going to the links and seeing what you guys scrounged up.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 7:51:40 AM EDT
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