Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by red rick, Sep 23, 2019.
But I think you'd find more uses for the stainless and versatile Pathfinder overall. Go for it.
(There are scads of small, lightweight autoloaders in a "budget" price range that would do the job, too, but I'm like you probably are in feeling that a revolver just "goes with" being in the woods.)
Its trigger is good and it seems to be pretty accurate. In other words, I can shoot it as well (or poorly) as any other small-framed fixed sight snubby. It didn't cost much and I am pleased with my purchase.
Charter Arms Pathfinder 22lr by Tallball posted Mar 23, 2019 at 7:04 PM
It's not as pretty as my S&W Model 63,,,
But performs just as well.
The only real complaint I had about the gun was the front sight,,,
It seemed to disappear completely in bright sunlight,,,
Some bright orange nail polish cured that.
My S&W 17 does the same thing with certain ammo .
Have tried a s&w 63, taurus 94, and old rossi. Best of the bunch i thought was an old 2" High Standard.
Got my mother a .22 mag Pathfinder in 2012. Spent cases had to be tapped out of the chambers they were so tight. Sent the revolver to Charter, got it back in ten days and it was fixed. I was impressed by their customer service.
I called Bond Arms , I liked their derringers , but you have to buy the .22 barrel as an extra. I told them they should offer it in.22 . I don’t see any reason why they don’t.
The S&W J frame 22s and Ruger LCR are cost prohibitive for a 22 IMO.
I bought several different short-barreled 22lr revolvers trying to find one that I liked. The LCRx was the most disappointing, which surprised me because I very much like my 38 special LCR.
I also got a Heritage, a High Standard, and an H&R, which all created a region of low pressure in a hollow cylinder filled with excrement. The Taurus had the worst trigger of all. Like the High Standard, the Rossi had one or two cylinders which were horribly inaccurate.
The Pathfinder is way better than any of them. I would have saved absurd amounts of money if I had just bought it first, or a nice S&W.
I didn't even try a Ruger Sp101. My experience with their centerfire versions was bad enough.
Admittedly, these are not large sample sizes. I sure wish I had gotten a better example of the small Rossi or the Ruger LCRx.
Ruger Bearcats are not cheap, but my understanding is that they are nice shooters and some are very small.
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