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My wife got a Heritage 22 yesterday.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Bfh_auto, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Bfh_auto

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    Left target was fouling group. Top left was weak hand. Right were both strong hand.
    All groups shot at 10 yds.
    Aguila sv.
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  2. ontarget

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    I love my Heritage .22s. I want to get the birds head grip model next. I bought 2 for my grand kids with the regular grips. They love shooting mine but they don't know they have their own yet.
    I think the RRs are a great value and shoot pretty darn good.
     
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    It looks to me like you got lucky with both the gun and the wife. She shoots well! If that revolver was only $99 it was steal.
     
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    I've noticed with my 9 shot model that 3 of the chambers throw fliers... I think. Just seems every time I do a 9 shot group with .22 LR, I get 6 into a quarter sized group at 10-15 yards and then 3 wind up about half an inch outside that group of 6. Dunno if that's an issue with the 9 shooters or just mine.

    I'll have to try out the .22 Mag cylinder and see how that groups, if it's good then I'm gonna send the gun back and tell them to give me an LR cylinder that shoots better.

    Anyway, I do wish they'd make the bird's head with 9 round cylinders. 9 rds of .22 Mag in a 3 inch BH is a nice compact package with a lot of firepower. Ultimate cheap trail gun IMO. Not bad for conceal carry either.
     
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    At $99.00 I would buy one and a Wrangler.
     
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    Folks, I had to trim out some noise and the responses there to. If you don't have something constructive or worthwhile to add that will help, then please, keep your thoughts to yourself. We are here to help one another, not deride other's choices.
     
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    Congrats on the fine shooting by the Missus! Looks like her RR likes Aguila SV too! Time to start stocking up on it!
     
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  8. Mosin Bubba

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    Does it have adjustable sights? That pistol is shooting dead on, sights just need to go right a tad...
     
  9. Bfh_auto

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    I have one 50 cal can of it. It's almost on par with CCI SV in all my guns, but more available.
    I hit the lottery with her.
     
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    Sadly, no. The front sight is mild steel and 2 taps of a little brass hammer adjusted it.
     
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    I like the RR. I came close to buying a birdshead model last year at my lgs. I may eventually get one, but gun money is scarce and I have other priorties at the moment.

    I glad you all got a good one and are enjoying it!
     
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  12. Jeb Stuart

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    Nice shooting. Keep up the good work and congrats!!
     
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    What is the deal with bird's head grips? I've never held one. Let alone fired them.
     
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    Some posts were deleted....See Robert’s post.......#6
     
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    I think it's mainly appearance. However, at least for me, they are very comfortable to shoot. I used to have an old style Birdshead Vaquero that was enjoyable to shoot, even with magnum level loads ( I miss that gun, I wish I didnt have to sell it)
     
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  16. Mosin Bubba

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    :thumbup:
     
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    Looks like you got a shooter. Glad your wife likes to shoot. Did yours come with a 22 mag cylinder too? I love shooting 22 mag rounds. Feels like you really fired a gun.
     
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    No. It had a coupon for getting one for 29 dollars if I remember correctly. The mag ammo is so cost prohibitive that I'm torn on it.
     
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    The 2 I just bought the grandkids came with the coupon for the mag cylinders too. I ordered them and they were delivered within a few days. It was a lot cheaper to order them separately than buy the gun with both cylinders. I'm into them for $142 each with both cylinders.
     
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    Get the mag cylinder. It opens up the guns capability immensely. I will not buy one that doesn’t have the mag cylinder, and I am currently on the search for a 3” birdshead that doesn’t have pink grips. Yes I know I can buy grips very cheaply but I would rather just start out with something decent. Now, to decide which way to run first, HRR or Keystone Chipmunk pistol??? I’m leaning toward chipmunk since I have a single six but I still feel the overwhelming urge to buy that HRR. I have had a few HRR and they are good guns. People fuss about the safety, personally, I like it.
     
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  21. Bfh_auto

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    Sounds like you jumped on the same type of sale she found.
    My only complaint is the grips need some fine tuning.
    That will take about 1/2 an hour.
     
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    Gunbroker has all kinds. If you can call a handgun cute, the bird's head 22 is it.
    Wonder if you can get just the grip frame.
     
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    Not cost effective when they pop up. You can buy a whole birdshead gun for $140ish so why pay 60-80 bucks for a grip frame? The shorter barrels are really nice on the BH guns too, but look funny (to me at least) on plow handle guns.
     
  24. TTv2

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    The grips shape makes the overall length of the gun shorter and the heel of the grip is rounded and smooth, so no edges poking into you or sticking out making the printing more obvious. Shooting wise, they feel great with lower power rounds like .22 and .32. I've yet to try BH grips with magnum calibers, so idk how it feels with stouter recoil.

    Also, cocking the hammer feels easier with a BH grip, I find, probably because the grip sits deeper in the hand due to the shape.

    About the only negative I can think of is with longer barrels I would think the BH grip would feel uncomfortable due to the extra weight at the end of the gun.
     
  25. Bfh_auto

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    That makes sense.
     
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