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Posted: 8/17/2010 3:31:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2010 3:32:28 AM EDT by Combat_Diver]
I searched but didn't find anything on this. Anyone have any expericence on the new .22LR Hot Shot? I'm looking for a rifle for my grandson (not in a terrible rush as he's only 2). I like the short pull, weight and safety features and that it ambiductious. (not sure if he'll be a right or lefty). Would like to see some other barrels loaded for lower pressures later ie .38 Special or .32 S&W Long/H&R Mag and maybe the 25-20.

http://www.tcarms.com/firearms/youth_hot_shot.php

CD
Link Posted: 8/26/2010 6:34:53 PM EDT
Any word on the pricing of these rifles? I'm very interested in one, but they have to be reasonably priced. In other words, they can't cost much more than a 10-22 or a Henry.
Link Posted: 8/27/2010 12:54:37 AM EDT
MSRP is $209 for the all black and $239 for the pink and camo'd stocks. Actually street price should be under $200.

CD
Link Posted: 8/27/2010 4:26:40 AM EDT
I think that looks like a neat, fun little rifle. I think at that price point, you are getting into 10/22 teritory, and might not do to well. I think they should do other calibers like 22WMR and / or 17HMR. By only offering the 22 LR, they are basically trying to compete with the 10/22 in my eyes.

Just my 2 cents though
Link Posted: 8/27/2010 6:31:19 AM EDT
Don't think this was designed to compete against the 10/22. This is a small rifle weighing 3 lbs, ambidocius, short length of pull, reciever sight (with scope base). Believe this would be a great starting rifle for small, young kids.

CD
Link Posted: 8/28/2010 5:56:20 AM EDT
If it can sell for around $150 to $160 I think they have a hit. The Rossi single shot 22 sells for $119 at Academy and it comes with a 410 barrel. I had one and I really didn't like it at all. The sites on the 22 barrel were very cheap and flimsy IMHO. The gun also had a manual safety on it. I hated that. Why do you need a manual safety on a sigle shot? Anyway, I got rid of it. I can't wait to see one of these rifles.
Link Posted: 8/28/2010 9:16:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Combat_Diver:
Don't think this was designed to compete against the 10/22. This is a small rifle weighing 3 lbs, ambidocius, short length of pull, reciever sight (with scope base). Believe this would be a great starting rifle for small, young kids.

CD

Are you sure you didn't mean "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 5:53:53 PM EDT
BTT> Has anyone purchased one of these yet?
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:05:53 AM EDT
I was at the local fun store the other day picking up a few mags. I did see one on the counter when I was there. I didnt fondle it or look at the price. I glanced at it quick and thought how cute it was. It is really small and compact, and I remember thinking it would be great for a youngster.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:44:49 AM EDT
You can't get a good pellet gun for $120, and you don't think a T/C product won't be at LEAST twice as good as a Rossi?
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 3:06:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By frog5215:
You can't get a good pellet gun for $120, and you don't think a T/C product won't be at LEAST twice as good as a Rossi?


This true but at the same time TC cannot price themselves out of the market. Someone just did that recently, yes it was Bushmaster with the ACR. If this thing is going to sell for over $200 then it will fail. Stainless 10-22s are around $200 so this single shot, IMHO, has to come in lower than a 10-22.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 8:46:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By twistedcomrade:
Originally Posted By frog5215:
You can't get a good pellet gun for $120, and you don't think a T/C product won't be at LEAST twice as good as a Rossi?


This true but at the same time TC cannot price themselves out of the market. Someone just did that recently, yes it was Bushmaster with the ACR. If this thing is going to sell for over $200 then it will fail. Stainless 10-22s are around $200 so this single shot, IMHO, has to come in lower than a 10-22.


I second this.

My first response was that if it was in the 200 range, it would be competing with the 10/22. price is going to be key in this rifles failure / success
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 8:55:17 PM EDT
Most youth single shot .22s are in the $100-200 range. The Henry single shot list for more. I'm still interested in this rifle (plus the Cricket/Marlin 915Y/Savage Cub). I do like the fact that the gun can be operated by either a right or left hand kid. I think my grandson is going to be right handed. Also would like to keep the weight down to 2.5-4 lbs. Thanks for everyones imput so far.

CD
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