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Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Scrumbag, May 13, 2012.

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  1. Scrumbag

    Scrumbag Member

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    Hello folks,

    Thought I would pick people's brains on this one:

    Have recently picked up a 22 Colt Woodsman and loving it. Am thinking of getting a .22 revolver to compliment it.

    Any ideas on what would be a good choice:

    LGS has:

    Astra Cadix - 4"
    Colt Officers Match - 6"
    Colt Trooper MkIII
    Ruger Single 6
    S&W 17-4 - 6"
    Sauer & Sohn Competitor - 6"
    Taurus 941 - 4"


    (And a boxed Colt Golden Spike but that is more than a little pricey!)

    Any thoughts on the above? Just looking for a heads up on any to avoid before hefting any.

    ATB,

    Scrumbag
     
  2. Vern Humphrey

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    I would go with one or more of the following:

    Colt Officers Match - 6"
    Colt Trooper MkIII
    Ruger Single 6
    S&W 17-4 - 6"

    My favorite .22 revolver is a Colt Officers Model Target -- a slightly earlier version of the Officers Model Match.
     
  3. ACP230

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    I would buy the S&W M17.

    Second choice would be the Colt Officer's Match.
     
  4. foghornl

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    If you want the Single-Action revolver (AKA "Cowboy Gun") then only way to go is the Ruger Single-Six.

    For a double-action, the S&W M17.

    My SA revolver is the 40th Year Single-Six Convertible; it has both .22LR & .22Mag cylinders.

    I had an S&W pre-model number "Kit Gun" that I used to teach my kids how to shoot. Oldest son has taught his 3 daughters to shoot with it
     
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  5. wrc

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    I can vouch for the Single-Six. If it is a .22Mag convertible, even better.

    The Single-Six has a decent trigger, and points well with a 6" barrel.
     
  6. sixgunner455

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    Vern has it:

    Any or all of those would do. I *have* a Ruger Single Six, because I grew up shooting a single-action .22 revolver, and when I saw this one, I had to have it. I *want* a S&W 17, because I love Kframe revolvers, and if I had one of those, I wouldn't have to reload as much. :D
     
  7. BYJO4

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    My choice would be the S&W model 17.
     
  8. Iggy

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    S&W model 17. It was made for Bullseye shooters. Hard to beat.
    Then you can add a Model 14 in .38 special that is the exact same configuration to add a little center fire fun.
    Kframes.gif
     
  9. 22-rimfire

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    Choice would depend on price, what you like, and feels good in your hand. But my preference would be the same as Vern Humphrey's. If I had to choose one, it would be the Colt Officers Model Match. Second choice is the S&W M17.
     
  10. DM~

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    I already made that choise, long time ago...

    S&W M-18

    DM
     
  11. ColtPythonElite

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    I have a MK III in .22lr. I really like it. It is a full sized gun, not a scaled down model.
     
  12. bannockburn

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    Wow your LGS has a lot better selection of .22 revolvers than my LGS! From the ones you have listed I would go with the S&W Model 17 first, the Ruger Single Six second, and the Colt Trooper MK. III third.
     
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    Among these four, this is a hard decision to screw up! What you need to decide is which you want "first". Unless it's an XR3 Old Model Ruger (1953-1962) I would go for either the Colt OMM or the S&W.
     
  14. harvester

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    Another Colt to go with the Woodsman. Don't forget Troopers, Diamondbacks, and Official Police all came in .22 as well as a few others.
     
  15. CajunBass

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    I'd get a Colt New Frontier 22 to go with it. You can still find them at reasonable prices.
     
  16. forindooruseonly

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    Toss up between the S&W 17-4 or the Colt Officer's Match. That's my preferences of those available. I mean, you are trying to get something to compliment a Woodsman, so it'd better be nice!
     
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    S&W would be my first pick.

    Stay away from the Taurus.
     
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    Smith colt or ruger. Can't really go wrong.
     
  19. Scrumbag

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    Thanks folks,

    will go and "fondle" a few this weekend I think.

    Am lucky with my LGS, seems to quite like revolvers and doesn't just do the "safe queen" examples either as it isn't really a concept I believe in.

    ATB,

    Scrummy
     
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    You can have good or cheap but not both.
     
  21. jimbo555

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    Where is that gun store?:)
     
  22. Scrumbag

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    Switzerland so sadly for you guys but fortunate for me!
     
  23. TonyAngel

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    I'd stick with Colt, Smith or Ruger. If you have and interestin the Single Six, maybe you should give the Single Ten a look. I have a single six and love it, but have to admit that reloading it is a bit of a pain. I'd prefer a revolver with a swing out cylinder.
     
  24. Atom Smasher

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    I love the single 10. Definitely where I'd go for a .22lr revolver.
     
  25. TonyT

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    If are mlostly using the revolver in SA then go with the ColtOOMM. If youi plan on doing DA competition shoots then I would favor the S&W 17. I have both and shoot both.
     
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