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Quality of Tangfolio SA .22LR revo?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by MatthewVanitas, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. MatthewVanitas

    MatthewVanitas Senior Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    Washington DC (!)
    I've been shopping around for an inexpensive .22LR Peacemaker to put on loan at the UT Rifle and Pistol Club (our campus shooting range at UT Austin). I was kicking myself for having missed a neat little Hawes (Sauer) sixgun for $125, but then chanced upon a Tangfolio SA revo.

    It seems pretty similar to several other inexpensive import .22LR sixguns, a little bit nicer than the Heritage Rough Rider and the like, though still has a silly safety switch on the left side of the frame. Action checked out okay, feels solid overall.

    McBrides of Austin let me have it for $65 since it's for the UT club, so as long as it throws lead forward it can't be too bad. If it becomes a popular rental, we may use some student dues money to buy a Ruger Single Six down the road.

    Does anyone have any experience with the Tangfolio single actions? Is the Hawes twice as good?

  2. PzGren

    PzGren Active Member

    Jun 28, 2003
    I had one with a .22 magnum extra cylinder. The gun worked but was not very accurate in either caliber. It's pretty much in the same category as a Heritage.

    My advice would be to save your money and see if you can get a Ruger MkII or Browning Buckmark. Those are probably the best used gun deals for .22 handguns.
  3. 461

    461 Participating Member

    Mar 18, 2003
    I had one several years ago just because it was too good of a deal to pass up. The gun was ok and I played with it for several months as a project, re-finished the grips, polished and cold-blued it, gave it a slick trigger, bottom line was it actually looked pretty good but never shot what you would call a group. I sold it for very little more than I paid for it to a friend who wanted a gun for his kids to mess with and I bought a Single-Six. The Single-Six is a real gun and in a very different category than the Tanfoglio. Someone told me once that these guns were marketed under several different names and manufactured in Germany by Weirauch (sp). True or not I couldn't say. Good luck on the gun, hope it shoots for you.

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