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Need a snub-nosed 10 shot .22LR revolver.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by onewithgun, Oct 14, 2007.

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  1. onewithgun

    onewithgun Member

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    I need one.

    Brand names don't matter, size should be smaller (obviously).

    I would appreciate any suggestions or links to some products.

    Thanks
     
  2. 19-3Ben

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  3. onewithgun

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    Yeah that's a nice piece.

    I'll keep it in mind while I wait to see if anybody else posts some.

    It doesn't have to be new either.


    Thanks!
     
  4. KevininPa

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    I don't know if I've heard of a ten-shot. Nines, yes. But there are much longer memories than mine, so maybe.......
    There are some older H&R's that hold nine and are built sturdy. You can search around gunshops and Gunbroker.Com for these. There are also some Hi-Standards, and Iver Johnsons. As mentioned before me, Taurus. Good luck in your search and let us know how you do. You have a specific item you asked for, may I ask if there is a specific purpose? You seem anxious about this. And please don't feel defensive because I've had those " Gotta have it " moments myself. :D
     
  5. amper

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    Get a S&W 617 10-shot and have the barrel cut down? Or see if you can have a 317 modified to fit a 10-shot cylinder?
     
  6. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Not possible with an 8-shot 317.
    The rims are already almost touching!

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  7. onewithgun

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    I'm anxious because of a nice paycheck I'll be receiving this week.

    About half a year's work for most people. So, some toy purchases are in order :).

    I suppose a 9 shot will work.

    I'll look at GunBroker and see what comes up.


    Thanks.
     
  8. NewShooter

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    The nine shot taurus 94 is the only snubby I can think of. Personally, I would prefer the longer barrel on a .22
     
  9. 22-rimfire

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    The airweight Smith 317 (oops, first listed it as the 617) is the one I'd purchase. If you like Taurus better, then get a Taurus. Frankly, unless its for self defense, I would not buy a 22 snubbie.
     
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  10. Ghost Tracker

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    I'm a rimfire fan, but why would anyone buy one for self-defense?
     
  11. jparham

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    you might buy one as a cheaper alternative for practicing with, or if you have bone/hand, etc, problems
     
  12. mjrodney

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    My bride owns a 8 shot S&W Airweight 317 and while it's not her main SD handgun, she keeps it loaded with Stingers, just in case it's the only one nearby.

    The usual story, may not stop one in their tracks, but it might give a BG pause.

    Beats a kick to the shin and a stern look.
     
  13. rcmodel

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    I have a 317 with Crimson Trace laser-grips.

    I don't feel too badly armed when I want a 11 oz, 8-shot pocket revolver.

    One to eight shots of laser-guided .22 LRHP to the chest, eyes & sinus cavities has got to leave a mark!

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  14. Ghost Tracker

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    Y'all are absolutely right. Thanks!
     
  15. Diggers

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    The .22 LR can do plenty of damage. I sure wouldn't want to get hit by one.
     
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    Gotta fend off those rampaging squirrels/chipmunks/rabbits somehow.. :evil:

    Although, in a crisis moment, if my Single-Six or MKII was what I had immediately at hand, yeah...run whatcha brung. 6 to 10 "Stingers" in the chest cavity beats the *&*& out of harsh language and empty hands.
     
  17. Lonestar

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    Yea sure some people say a .22lr revolver is a poor stopper and will only get a bad guy mad:rolleyes:

    Tell that to Robert Kennedy and James Brady.

    If a .22 is all you can handle, it will work just fine
     
  18. windjammer

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    I have a very nice 9 shot High Standard w/3" barrel in 22 mag.
    It's for sale @ $250.00. If interested contact me for pictures.

    bmyers5229@bellsouth.net
     
  19. Vern Humphrey

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    But that's really not the standard for a self defense piece. Many a man has been killed by an opponent who was already seriously wounded -- witness the FBI shootout in Miami. The bad guy who did all the killing was actually killed by a bullet fired by the FIRST FBI agent to die.

    The first criteria for a self-defense gun is reliability -- it has to go bang! every time you pull the trigger. The .22LR cartridge doesn't meet this standard.

    The second is shootability -- and here a .22 might shine. Most of us can shoot a .22 as well as anything.

    The third is power -- given a hit, how likely are we to put the bad guy down? Here, the .22 takes a back seat.

    The fourt is concealability -- and there are plenty of powerful self-defense guns as concealable as any .22.
     
  20. Lonestar

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    Unfortunately reliable, shootable, power, and concealability was the lesson of the day for these .22 revolvers.

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    http://www.bobby-kennedy.com/rfkassassination.htm

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reagan_assassination_attempt

    Sorry Vern but everytime I here someone recommend a inexperienced, elderly, or frail shooter a .38 or a 9mm instead of a .22, I cringe. Shot placement is key. If you can hit vitals with a .22 revolver but you will miss with a .38, they should use a .22.

    Some guys with 9mm/.40/.45 rounds in them still fight or run. On the other hand some guys get stopped with one .22 round. It all about placement.

    Look at this link about a State Trooper who was killed by a guy with a .22lr NAA minirevolver. The trooper put 5 .357 rounds in the guy's COM and he was still alive and was able to fire more shots if he wanted to. The trooper was shot just once in the armpit and was death withing seconds. It is a sad story, and unforunately just unlucky bullet placement on the troopers part, but it shows a .22 is lethal, and a .357 is not a "death ray". http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=420

    I'm not saying that everyone should dump their big caliber guns for a .22, but if it is all you can handle, with pratice and luck it will get the job done.
     
  21. Vern Humphrey

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    How do you know you will miss with a .38?

    If you practice, you will not miss. If you don't practice, you are highly unlikely to get precision hits with anything, regardless of caliber.

    And as has been pointed out before, killing is one thing, stopping is another. Many a man has been fatally shot and gone on to kill his opponent.
     
  22. Redstick

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    I've seen one from High Standard called the "Double 9" which is a 9-shot double-action .22 and you might be able to find a used one for about $150.00 or less. The one I saw had about a 1 1/2" barrel.
     
  23. rcmodel

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    Just to be fair, onewithgun didn't say anything about self-defense.
    He just said he needed a 10-shot .22 revolver.

    Maybe he has a rat problem in his barn?:D

    On the other-hand, I carry an 8-shot 317, equipped with CT laser-grips a lot when walking the dog.
    It's perfect for buzz-tail snakes & rabid raccoons, but isn't so loud as to scare all the neighbors.

    That it only weighs 10 oz or so doesn't hurt my feelings any either.

    If I felt my chances of being attacked by a two-legged predator while walking the dog was very likely, I'd carry a 40 oz 1911 or a Model 19, but I don't.

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  24. Lonestar

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    Me personally, I would not miss with a .38. :D

    Again I'm talking about someone who cannot handle a .38. I shot firearms all my life, and I assume have been shooting firearms for the same length of time. Some people, new to shooting, or because of some physical limitation just cannot handle anything more that a .22. Too many times I have seen women both young and old offered up a S&W airlite .38 snubbie as the best option for self defense. Then they go to the gun range and cannot keep the rounds on paper at 10ft. The gun is essential USELESS and at less than 10 feet they are better off with a butcher knife. Also the recoil shys them away from shooting all together. If you start someone with a .22lr, the there is hardly any recoil and muzzle blast so they will be more on target. If they can move up to a more heavier caliber great, but if a .22 is all they can handle then so be it. Every new shooter should start with a .22.

    The original poster wanted a .22 for who know what, maybe for self defense, or pest control, or target shooting, but everytime a .22 is brought up as a possible self defense tool everyone automatically assumes it is not lethal and not a decent manstopper. James Brady with one .22 bullet to the head at fired from several feet away was STOPPED in his tracks. RFK was dropped with 3 rounds, Officer Coates with 1. It is a disservice to the eldery, the novice and the frail, to say a .22 is completely useless for self defense, and force them to use something that they cannot handle.
     
  25. Vern Humphrey

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    I wouldn't offer

    You wouldn't expect a person to be doing full contact bouts on their first karate lesson, and you shouldn't expect a newbie to shoot an airweight in his or her first session -- it wouldn't be wrong introduce them to shooting with a .22 and work them up to a .38 or 9mm.

    Although, frankly, I never saw anyone who actually came to a range who couldn't handle a .38 Special with light loads -- and I've trained people well into their 80s.
     
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