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Old December 3, 2009, 11:59 AM   #1
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.22 lr Snubby models

I want to own a new 2" snub-nose revolver in .22 lr.

So far all I have found are the:
S&W Model 317
Charter Arms Pathfinder
Taurus Model 94

These are all I have been able to identify in the new market so far,,,
Does anyone else know of a 2" (or close) snubbie in .22 lr?

Thanks in advance,,,

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Old December 3, 2009, 12:17 PM   #2
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Old December 3, 2009, 12:22 PM   #3
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Well, for a .22 in a two-inch snub, the 317 is about as good as it gets. IMHO of course...
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Old December 3, 2009, 12:52 PM   #4
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More info,,,

What I want is something with a feel that is comparable to my S&W Model 36,,,

I didn't plan it this way but for every big revolver I own,,,
I have one very similar to it's size, shape, & weight in .22 lr.

Except for one matching the Model 36.

Like I said, it's not a need,,,
It's a desire only.

I would just like to know if there are any other makes/models that I could choose from,,,
Just want as much choice as I can get.

I own two Taurus .22 revolvers that have been great performers for me,,,
I would have no problem with buying another Taurus.

Thanks for the replies my friends,,,

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Old December 3, 2009, 01:55 PM   #5
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If you want a gun that really resembles a model 36, why not get a used model 34? After all, your model 36 is not stainless.
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Old December 3, 2009, 01:56 PM   #6
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Although I love Taurii, the 94 is a POS, don't get it. I don't know about the Pathfinder, but it's a Charter Arms - 'nuff said there. The S&W 317 is an absolute jewel! If it's anything like a decent price, get it! 100% recommendation!
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Old December 3, 2009, 02:57 PM   #7
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There are still new SW Model 63 snubs out there, if you want to pay about $700.
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Old December 3, 2009, 04:02 PM   #8
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Thanks Girvin & CWP

Thanks CWPinSC:
I get mixed reviews about the Model 94,,,
Some describe it as a POS and some absolutely love it.

I have a friend with a 5" model 94 and I have shot it many times,,,
Trigger pull was heavy when it was new but after a few bricks it lightened up.

Since my Tauruses (Tauri?) (Model 970 Tracker in 6" stainless and Model 990 Tracker in 4" blue) have been great performers I would not hesitate to try another one.

Thanks Girvin:
You gave me what I was hoping to get,,,
The model number of a different one than what I already knew about.

I would much rather have a Smith to match my Smith but the money is always a factor,,,
Rich,,, I ain't.

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Old December 3, 2009, 04:05 PM   #9
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Thanks also Glenn

Model 63?

I'll write that number down for the gun show this Saturday,,,
Who knows, I might get lucky and find a 34 or a 63.

Thanks guys,,,
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Old December 3, 2009, 05:35 PM   #10
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try this link

http://www.gun-tests.com/issues/20_1...ers5650-1.html

Its a 22LR Snubbie test on Guns Tests online between the S&W 317, the Taurus 94 and the Charter. 317 wins hands down. The 94 gets an F due to reliability problems. Charter is OK.

I have the 317 Kit Gun with 3" bbl. Great shooter.
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Old December 3, 2009, 05:44 PM   #11
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Well, for a .22 in a two-inch snub, the 317 is about as good as it gets. IMHO of course...
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Old December 3, 2009, 07:39 PM   #12
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smith and wesson made the model 34 and 63 in 2 inch
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Old December 3, 2009, 08:00 PM   #13
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I hate to thread jack... but can I ask what the point of a .22 snubby would be? Is it just a sort of "fun gun?"
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Old December 3, 2009, 08:11 PM   #14
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can I ask what the point of a .22 snubby would be? Is it just a sort of "fun gun?"
I take it you've never been mugged by a rabbit?

For me, all of my 22's are for fun. For SD, it's better than a knife.
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Old December 3, 2009, 08:30 PM   #15
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H&R side kick good choice

while a little heavy this 9 shot was one of the best 22 snubby ever made fool proof , never break , handy & dandy ... I'm a big 22 guy & never feel out gunned with 9 shots of stingers ...... now I carry the 317 S&W only because of the weight 8 shots but only 10 0z thats half the weight of the side kick I still see H&R at shows for $200 the 317 is very pricey even used ! but if you dont mind the extra weight that sidekick will do the job I even read that 317 was touted by Mas Ayoob who is not fond of mouse guns but had to admit that 8 stingers is better than lots of 32 380 & other auto's that may & do jam ! PS I'm a new guy on computers but have been around guns for a long time
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Old December 3, 2009, 09:52 PM   #16
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In the current new market, the Smth 317 is absolutely your best choice for a snubbie 22. The old Model 34's are quite desireable.
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Old December 4, 2009, 12:14 PM   #17
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Hello Thomme,,,

A .22 snubby (to be a sister to my S&W Mod 36 in .38) is for me just a fun gun and a way to practice with a small-frame/short-barrel handgun without spending a fortune on ammunition.

Being a student/educator, I am almost never without my satchel shoulder-bag. My .38 snubby is perfect as a constant carry piece in an inside pocket.

I have no illusions about a .22 being a man-stopper,,,
I know it isn't an ideal personal defense round,,,
But it would be better than nothing.

But mainly it would be for fun and inexpensive practice.

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Old December 4, 2009, 05:57 PM   #18
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I hate to thread jack... but can I ask what the point of a .22 snubby would be? Is it just a sort of "fun gun?"
It's fur sur a "fun gun". You can plink away all day for pennies. However, ANY handgun can be a good SD weapon. (flame suit on) For someone who, for whatever reason, can't handle the recoil of larger calibers, .22 is the choice. Most .22 revolvers carry 8-9 in the cylinder. A cylinder full in the COM will make anyone take notice that you want him to stop whatever he's doing. Stinger, Velocitor and Mini-Mag are all good SD rounds.
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Old December 6, 2009, 09:27 AM   #19
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The model 34 would be the logical choice.

If not then 317.
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Old December 6, 2009, 11:52 AM   #20
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SW makes a 63 with a 5 inch long barrel now. They should make a snubby!

I've seen 63's and 651's (22mag) at shows but never had the cash at the time. Sigh! I saw one a few months ago for $700. Ouch.

Ruger should make a Bearcat snubby also but you would have to remove the cylinder to reload, I suppose.

I had a 94 - put in down in the crappy Taurus camp - sigh, again.
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Old December 6, 2009, 09:57 PM   #21
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The wife and I must be lucky. We have 2, the Taurus 941UL in 22 mag and both have been flawless. Guess its still a hit and miss according to the posts on Taurus anything.
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Old December 7, 2009, 08:48 PM   #22
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I sure would like a 2" 63 to go with my 4"er. .22 revolvers are just fun.
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