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Old July 1, 2014, 12:12 PM   #1
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Finally got to take out the new-to-me H&R 922,,,

Yesterday after work I went to the range,,,
With 100 rounds of Fiocchi .22 LRN,,,
And my new-to-me H&R 922.



I traded an H&R 929 Sidekick straight across for it,,,
I had enough 4" .22 revolvers laying around,,,
I was intrigued by the old school look,,,
And the 6" barrel of this one.

It's strange popping the cylinder out to reload,,,
But I got used to it in no time at all,,,
It's old school but worked fine.

I had forgot to bring any targets (doh),,,
So I was shooting at an old magazine instead,,,
I'm very pleased with the way the gun points and shoots.

It's very lightweight with no weight out in front,,,
I was holding about 5-6" groups at 25 yards,,,
For this half-blind old phart that's not bad.

I definitely shoot it better that I did the 4" sidekick,,,
So even though the books say the 929 was worth more,,,
I think I got the better end of this trade because I hit better with it.

It is a reminder of something I have always known,,,
Just because it's old and of an older design,,,
Doesn't mean it won't perform like new.

Aarond

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Old July 1, 2014, 01:30 PM   #2
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Looks good Aaron. Like you I'm sort of a sucker for these homeless waifs.
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Old July 6, 2014, 05:39 PM   #3
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They are fun. I've got a soft spot for these myself. I especially love the little Trapper models.
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Old July 9, 2014, 10:55 AM   #4
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My resolve crumbles when it comes to the 999s. My friend had a little snub 929 that shot everywhere but where it was aimed... That said I still miss that little guy.
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Old July 9, 2014, 11:12 AM   #5
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Great guns!

My sentimental pet, is a H&R Special, with factory gold plated front sight, seven shot.

Yes, very slim, aesthetic, and quite simple. Fun for sure, still quite accurate.
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Old July 9, 2014, 03:23 PM   #6
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The funny thing is,,,

The funny thing is,,,
Back when I was a young pup,,,
My best friend Silas, had one of these.

Me and our other friends,,,
Used to tease him unmercifully,,,
Imagine having to take your gun apart to load it.

I was packing in high style back then,,,
I had Lucille, my Momma's Frontier Scout.

It loaded just like a cowboy gun should,,,
And it was a real Colt six-shooter,,,
I was the top dog back then.

All of us had .22 rifles,,,
But only a few had a handgun,,,
My oh my how my attitude has changed.

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Old July 9, 2014, 04:33 PM   #7
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Thanks for the memories.
Just about everyone had one of those, back in the day.
Inexpensive, accurate enough for our plinking efforts and always reliable.
For those who aren't familiar with them, the pin has to be removed and the cylinder taken out for reloading.
If memory serves, wasn't the pin used to poke out the empty cases?
It was a big day when we could move up to either a Ruger MK1 or a revolver with a swing out cylinder.
Then the H&R got handed down to younger siblings.
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Old July 9, 2014, 09:25 PM   #8
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Its amazing you all didn't perish from those dangerous killing machines in your tiny innocent hands...

When I was small while I did have to ask for my rifle or pistol after I got it my father expected and trusted I was intelligent enough to survive an unsupervised target session in the backyard. Can't do that stuff nowadays.
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