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3-4" J-frame sized 22 mag ideas?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by mjn, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. mjn

    mjn Tri-Cities, Wa Active Member

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    Like the title says, I'm on the hunt for a 3 or 3" 22 mag revolver. I'm not sure if S&W ever produced a kit gun sized mag.. but that would be perfect. Did Smith ever make one??

    The gun will be for my better half. She shoots my mdl 43 (airweight kit gun) fine, but the noise and buck of the larger calibers intimidate her a bit. I thought a 22 mag would be a perfect first pistol for her.

    While I know Charter and Taurus make what I'm looking for, I am uncertain of the quality..

    Double action, WITH a hammer, (no Ruger LCR). The Smith 351PD is an option, but the 1.78" barrel negates some of the output if the round.

    Ideas?
     
  2. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    S&W M651
     
  3. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    S&W model 651. Not currently produced---but they made them as late as 1998, so there should
    be a few around.

    About your only other choice in a 4" 22 Mag Smith is a model 48 (old or new), but it's a K frame.
     
  4. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    High Standard Sentinel MK IV
    A friend has one, and it is very well made and accurate. 9 shot 4" barrel. All steel and comfortable to shoot. They come in 2 3/4" also.
    Seen them come up for sale around $350.00 for minty ones, $200.00 for ones in good condition.
     
  5. hillbilli

    hillbilli whidbey island New Member

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    taurus makes the small frame in an 8 shot .22 mag or a 9 shot lr version.. I have had a couple of the LR versions, and shot a magnum or two.. quality was always decent.
     
  6. metrotps

    metrotps Mountlake Terrace Member

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    Had a Taurus 941UL in .22mag. Great shooter. No problems. Only sold it to fund daughters college. It liked CCI 40 grain best.