I have no experience or knowledge of the SR-22. I did buy a Pathfinder with a 3" barrel, blue, in 1986. A few months ago I gave it to my 22 year old daughter who loves the gun with the stipulation that if she decided she didn't want it anymore I get it back. I used to hunt rabbits, successfully, with it. I would recomend one to anyone who wants a DA revolver in 22lr. I would suggest more than a 3" barrel, however.
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