Finally Found the PERFECT .22 Training Revovler


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doc540
March 25, 2012, 04:49 PM
I had two searches set up to notify me when a new listing appeared.

This "as-new" Taurus Model 94 in .22LR appeared at a price about $50 below the usual going price. It's similar to a J frame.

I snagged it!

Shot it today, and it's as smooth as a Smith and drives tacks.:)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Taurus%2022LR%20M94/Taurus22M94.jpg

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Salmoneye
March 25, 2012, 06:02 PM
I have the same revolver in stainless...

Amazingly accurate, and I also use it for breaking in new people to the sport...

Congrats on a good gun...

olafhardtB
March 25, 2012, 06:11 PM
No silly underlug, the proper size not a k frame boat anchor, good for you. I like round butt smiths like my 34 but yours is great!

Claude Clay
March 25, 2012, 06:15 PM
its what pleases you...and is as accurate as you need it to be.

S&W 34-1, Trailside w/a L&G 2moa red-dot and a Kimber made Kimber marked 22 conversion on my Custom Stainless Gold Match. im selling my S&W M41 cause 3 is plenty.

doc540
March 25, 2012, 07:05 PM
I have the same revolver in stainless...

Amazingly accurate, and I also use it for breaking in new people to the sport...

Congrats on a good gun...

Thanks

That's exactly what I purchased it for: training first-time shooters.

chicharrones
March 25, 2012, 07:37 PM
That's a beauty, Doc! I wouldn't mind having one of those myself. :cool:

Salmoneye
March 26, 2012, 07:43 AM
BTW, Doc...

Yours has much nicer wood than mine...

http://users.gmavt.net/ubavt/gifs/thumbs.gif

DMZ
March 26, 2012, 10:25 AM
I really like those old Taurus over-sized wood grips they use to put on their small frame revolvers. I think they are Brazilian walnut.

I also think those older M94's were better built than the ones being sold today.

Good find.

7.62 Nato
March 26, 2012, 11:24 AM
I've got an older 6" 6 shot that hardly ever misses a range trip. It's got the target grips. It's also used for first time shooters, has a great trigger, and everyone that shoots it loves it. I'ts often mistaken for a .357 mag at first glance. I'd like to find a matching 6 shot in .22 mag .

bannockburn
March 26, 2012, 12:21 PM
doc540

Real nice looking Taurus you've got there and it's great that it shoots as well as it looks. I picked up a LNIB S&W Model 34 with a 4" barrel last year for the same exact purpose as you did. Changed out the factory stocks with a set of Hogue Goncalo Alves grips and now it's one great .22 shooter to train others with.

Triggernosis
March 26, 2012, 01:41 PM
Doc, PM sent.

S.B.
March 26, 2012, 02:46 PM
I've got one of these too 'cept it's a S&W.
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/1841063-R.jpg
Very nice looking revolver you have there.
Steve

MedWheeler
March 26, 2012, 02:51 PM
I bought one back around 1989 or 1990 when my ex and I were still together, as a training and eventual bedside gun for her. She had no desire to graduate to anything bigger, and I had no other safe options for leaving her while I worked the night shifts. It was a great gun for its purpose, and I enjoyed shooting it a lot. She wasn't bad with it, either. We divorced in 1996, and I had her keep it. Woudn't mind another one..

Triggernosis
March 26, 2012, 03:28 PM
Steve, is that a Model 63 there?

S.B.
March 26, 2012, 03:33 PM
Yes.
Steve

tubeshooter
March 26, 2012, 05:16 PM
That's a great looking model 94. (The model 63 ain't half bad either... :cool: )

I've been on a bit of a rimfire kick, and I'd love to run into one of those for a reasonable price. If it looked that good, wonderful - but if not, that would be okay as long as it was a shooter.


Nice find!

14427H
March 26, 2012, 05:37 PM
If your Taurus has a good trigger you will love it. Do not be tempted to use lighter springs as it will result only in failures to fire in double action. Been there, done that. The mass of the hammer on the Taurus is light compared to a Smith and Wesson.

doc540
March 26, 2012, 08:45 PM
Thanks

Shoots fine "as is"

oldfool
March 27, 2012, 07:37 AM
Congratulations doc540 !
That looks like "the one" I was looking for, but never found

Sure would have made a nice companion for my J-63, J-651, k-48, k-17s, and T-96 (the T-96 in particular) but at least somebody got it who can appreciate it. Like those original grips, too.

enjoy

S.B.
March 27, 2012, 08:41 AM
T-96?
Steve

oldfool
March 28, 2012, 02:53 AM
T-96, shorthand for Taurus model 96 22LR rimfire DA, 6" barrel six shooter
long out of production now
highly regarded by most who have owned them
there are internal differences (coil mainspring being one of the most obvious differences), but externally, looks and feels mighty like a S&W model 17 k-frame, about as close as it gets
shoots mighty like one, too
bought mine NIB way-back-when

22-rimfire
March 28, 2012, 10:05 PM
It was a great gun for its purpose, and I enjoyed shooting it a lot. She wasn't bad with it, either. We divorced in 1996, and I had her keep it. Woudn't mind another one.

I lost a 4" Colt Diamondback 22 that way... Oh well.

Hope you enjoy the new gun. That's back when Taurus made a pretty fair 22 revolver.

Good to hear positive comments about that revolver.

Tomcat47
March 28, 2012, 10:22 PM
Nice Doc... and me looking for a .22!

They are scarce around these parts right now on used market anyway.

I am considering new 994 convertible, but maybe leaning Ruger Single Ten.

But that is a nice Taurus! That is 8 or 9 shot?

Ralph G. Briscoe
March 28, 2012, 11:32 PM
I bought my wife a new Taurus 94 a couple of years ago. It had the worst, heaviest double action pull I've ever experienced but after installing Wolf springs it's pretty nice. The Wolf spring packs come with 3 strengths. Tried the lightest and experienced misfires as someone described previously, however the intermediate strength springs work like a charm--zero problems and a much improved trigger. Sounds like you lucked into a gun that already has a good trigger. BTW, the wife ended up falling in love with my Model34 so the Taurus is now mine. It is a very accurate revolver--comparable to my 22/45 from a rest.

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