Skip to comments.Looking to own a 22cal wheel gun - just because - any thoughts?
Posted on 12/14/2012 3:22:55 PM PST by JoeProBono
The new Ruger you have pictured is nice. If you’re thinking double action, either that or an older Smith model 17 or 18 (pre-70’s vintage) is easy to find and usually economical.
Brother has a 4 shot .22 mag derringer. I used it on feral pigs in a trap. It worked. Hurt my ears more than a .38 would have.
Guns you really like are harder to come by than dollars.
I haven’t heard someone call a revolver a ‘wheel gun’ in a long time.
double action - single action - pros cons?
COLT Diamondback. Sort of a mini-Python.
“wheel gun” it has a pleasing ring to the ears doesn’t it?
>I havent heard someone call a revolver a wheel gun in a long time.
I’ve been around a long time.
Two for the price of one.
I'm not a big fan of the new model Rugers, but they are built like a tank and shoot good.
I like these. American made and around $250. Everyone needs a .22/.22 mag SAA.
If it is made by Colt, Smith & Wesson or Ruger it will be a quality gun.
I probably like the S&W model 17 with a 6 inch barrel as well as any and more than most. The Ruger Single Six is probably the most durable one tho they are all pretty much so.
I have also heard the Taurus model 94 is OK. I looked one over and it did look fine but I didn’t get to shoot it.
My first decent quality gun was a Harrington and Richardson model 49er. It was not in the same ball park as the better ones and had a heavy DA trigger but it would shoot accurately which is saying a lot.
Although it's not manufactured anymore, my other favorite was the H&R 999, which was a double action .22LR. I was always fascinated by Webley breaktops, and the H&R opens up the same way...
If you can find one used and in decent condition, go for it!
Off to the Ruger website to see what I've missed.
For plinking, both are nice. The Ruger Super Single Six is pretty much top of the heap. Double action, particularly the Smith Model 18 (4” K frame, adjustable sights, sort of a trainer for the .38 model 15) is good for practicing a smooth trigger pull for a larger gun.
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