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  • S&W 317 kit gun 22 lr

    http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/w...layErrorView_Y

    An 8 shot 22 lr double action revolver. My mother has one and it weighs so little, 12.5 oz, that it feels like a plastic toy.
    You could strap it on your hip and your holster would weigh more than the gun.
    Now I am sure someone is going to say how inadequate a 22 lr is compared to a .45 acp, but you have to admit at 12.5 oz this would be a handy little backup or hunting revolver.
    Pair this up with a 12 ga pump and you are set.
    SQUARE PEG IN A ROUND HOLE

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    Hmmmm. I don't know.... The .22lr seems a little inadequate when compared to my .45 :D:D J/K

    That's a very nice looking little wheel gun, but I'm starting to think that you have very expensive tastes.
    I'll need 6 winning numbers, before I can throw down $850.00 on a .22.... Don't get me wrong, I know S&W turns out some good quality, and that little guy might be worth every penny, but there's no way I could justify that purchase. My wallet bit me on the seat meat as soon as I pulled up the link.
    The 12ga.... It's not just for rabbits anymore.

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    • #3
      OK, Do you know how inadequate this revolver would be going up against a .45 ACP ??? Seriously, I am a fan of the .22 you may have thought that from my post on the .410 thread,and I don't have anything against the .410 I was just weighing the pros and con's of the two in the "Hunting/ Survival" situation. I'd say that's a good match for Mom for a self defense pistol, it should fit nicely in even a small purse and the recoil shouldn't be a factor either. Good choice Mom. I have a S&W Air weight .38 internal hammer that I carry in my pocket, unloaded it weighs around 15 Oz's and it rated for +P ammunition,once it's loaded it loses it's Air weight status, but I like it because it can be drawn from my front pocket smoothly and quickly and I never worry about it catching my clothes with the hammer,and it's unnoticeable but I wear overalls and they kinda hang loosely any way. Back to the .22, I'd feel comfortable with it as a CCDW on occasion depending on where I was going. Now for hunting , you would have to be one hell of a shot with that short barreled revolver or plan on going on a diet. I used to be able to shoot the heads of water snakes in a creek with a .22 revolver But.......... that revolver had a 6" barrell and I was 35 years younger, today I may be able to do the same thing with a 12 gauge and it was a Boa that was staying perfectly still.
      Last edited by rsanders; 10-08-2010, 12:04 AM.
      Every Day , Is A Bonus.

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      • #4
        Nice firearm, personally can't see paying that much for that particular type of 22LR. Shortened barrel length limits this firearms accuracy, range and utility as a hunting or trail gun revolver. These are basically "GET OFF ME" defensive firearms for older individuals and individuals that are petite or skidish of larger caliber firearms. Makes a poor trail or hunting revolver.

        Some Possible Alternatives/Considerations of this type:

        A Little Heavier, Lifetime Repair Policy, Half the Price:

        http://www.taurususa.com/product-det...adcrumbseries=

        Little heavier, Better Materials, Lifetime Repair Policy and Half the price:

        22LR

        http://www.taurususa.com/product-det...adcrumbseries=

        22 MAG

        http://www.taurususa.com/product-det...adcrumbseries=

        Better Small Caliber Hunting Revolver/Trail Gun (22Mag More Power and Versatility):

        http://www.taurususa.com/product-det...egory=Revolver
        Last edited by Bayou Blaster; 10-08-2010, 02:21 AM. Reason: Additional Info

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        • #5
          You can't fight off a battalion of invading paratroopers with a .22 revolver, so it must be garbage! Your mom should have saved her money for an M1A!! Yeah, that would fit in a purse:rolleyes:

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          • #6
            My S&W 629 .44 magnum can beat up your your .45 acp!
            SQUARE PEG IN A ROUND HOLE

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            • #7
              Lol, Yeah .45 is still my personal choice but lets not completely underestimate a 22lr. I know it doesn't make quite the cavity of the larger calibers but what it does do when it penetrates is bounce off bone and tears up many organs as it richochets in the body, or it fragments and makes it a nightmare. I remember during my emt training the doctors that came in to talk to us used to say how difficult it was to repair 22 gunshots wounds because of all the little pieces of lead they had to find or splinters of bone making serious infections if they missed any. Granted, I'll keep my .45 but I guess 22's can be a nasty little caliber.

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              • #8
                .22 revolvers ARE expensive. I just got done buying a S&W 317 for the wife and was astounded @ the prices they were going for. Did some research and apparently it costs just as much to produce a .22 wheelgun as it does to make a larger caliber one. Who knew?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by nakadnu View Post
                  My S&W 629 .44 magnum can beat up your your .45 acp!
                  What length barrel do you have. I have a 3" on my Lew Horton special. It's great shoots about an 8' flame.

                  Sorry I went off topic.
                  He who lives with the most toys, wins.

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                  • #10
                    Mine has a 4" barrel. I was workink in the Bozeman MT area and bought to carry in bear country.
                    Originally posted by monet861 View Post
                    What length barrel do you have. I have a 3" on my Lew Horton special. It's great shoots about an 8' flame.

                    Sorry I went off topic.
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                    • #11
                      My wife has a S&W 317 snubbie. It is very accurate. As a former NRA Pistol & Personal Protection Instructor I strongly disagree with statements about snubbies not being accutate. In my opinion the trigger nut is the most important factor in accuracy. The snubbies require a rock solid shooting position, but that does not mean they are inaccurate. As far as anything bigger in caliber, well that all depends on the situation. My wife's .22lr was bought with the intent of shooting game the size of rabbits and squrriles. Hit one of those with a .44 Mag and you will need a pair of tweezers to pick up the pieces and you will probably go hungry while we will have meat in the pot. We have larger calibers for larger critters.

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                      • #12
                        I've got the 2-inch fixed sighted version. I bought it used a few years ago ($400) for my wife to use while working in the yard. We live on the Tennessee River and have our share of poisonous snakes occasionally invading our yard. She keeps the first (3) chambers loaded with Remington '#12 rat shot' and the (5) remaining chambers loaded with CCI 'Stingers'. So far, all she's shot with it has been a HUGE Japanese hornet that kept buzzing her.

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                        • #13
                          Wow! Jap Hornets are pretty big bees but to take one out with a 2" .22 is not too shabby... Even if she did use rat shot. GOOD JOB! She's a keeper.
                          The 12ga.... It's not just for rabbits anymore.

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