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Finally Found the PERFECT .22 Training Revovler

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by doc540, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. doc540

    doc540 Well-Known Member

    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.:)

  2. Salmoneye

    Salmoneye Well-Known Member

    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...
  3. olafhardtB

    olafhardtB Well-Known Member

    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!
  4. Claude Clay

    Claude Clay Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. doc540

    doc540 Well-Known Member


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

    chicharrones Well-Known Member

    That's a beauty, Doc! I wouldn't mind having one of those myself. :cool:
  7. Salmoneye

    Salmoneye Well-Known Member

    BTW, Doc...

    Yours has much nicer wood than mine...

  8. DMZ

    DMZ Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. 7.62 Nato

    7.62 Nato Well-Known Member

    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 .
  10. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member


    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.
  11. Triggernosis

    Triggernosis Well-Known Member

    Doc, PM sent.
  12. S.B.

    S.B. Well-Known Member

    I've got one of these too 'cept it's a S&W.
    Very nice looking revolver you have there.
  13. MedWheeler

    MedWheeler Well-Known Member

    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..
  14. Triggernosis

    Triggernosis Well-Known Member

    Steve, is that a Model 63 there?
  15. S.B.

    S.B. Well-Known Member

  16. tubeshooter

    tubeshooter Well-Known Member

    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!
  17. 14427H

    14427H Well-Known Member

    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.
  18. doc540

    doc540 Well-Known Member


    Shoots fine "as is"
  19. oldfool

    oldfool Well-Known Member

    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.

  20. S.B.

    S.B. Well-Known Member


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