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Old 11-02-2012, 10:39 AM
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what handgun shoots .22 shorts?


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Im looking for a revolver that shoots .22 shorts, something mid to fuill size and not a pocket gun
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:27 AM
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Any revolver chambered for .22 LR will accept and shoot .22 Shorts safely.
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AS Behrgrills says, any revolver should shoot the shorts.

However, if that firearm were a semi auto, it would be not likely to function with .22 shorts.

Then what about cost and availability.

Cost is likey to be as high as buying Long Rifle ammo with a lot less versitality, and you may need to special order the shorts in many stores.

Not seeing the use you desire to put the shorts to, I wonder why?

Wouldn't standard velocity LR do just as well and maybe better with much better availability and lower cost?

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Old 11-04-2012, 04:02 AM
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What he said

There are sub sonic 22lr rounds available that are not high end target ammo ( not expensive ). I have a couple guns that like CCI Subsonic Hollow Points. They are standard 40gr lead bullets so off the shelf barrel twist rates work. There are others and they should be more available and cheaper that shorts.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:16 PM
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The New CCI quiet should also be a good choice.
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I shoot shorts and cb caps out of my Taurus stainless steel four incher.....love it after the trigger job.
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:05 AM
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Im looking for a revolver that shoots .22 shorts, something mid to full size and not a pocket gun
My daughter picked up a 8 shot SP101/4" this past summer, and it shoots anything. And it's quite good for accuracy with most ammo. Like all rimfires it has preferences.

My Single Six/6.5" shoots everything also, and has an edge for accuracy, but is not as much fun to shoot. It's slow on the reload. S&W and Taurus have a fair selection too.
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Think about a pistol - either a S&W 41-1 or one of several High Standard pistols. They are relatively accurate and reliable - just a little pricey - but if taken care of, will hold or grow in value.
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How about a Heritage Rough Rider 22LR/22Magnum (now owned by Taurus)? You won't break the bank either.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:57 AM
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any revolver
my Ruger bearcat will shoot them...I shot a few feral cats with shorts while living in a subdivision in FL
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I shoot shorts and cb caps out of my Taurus stainless steel four incher.....love it after the trigger job.
I love all four of my Taurus 22 revolvers. I do think that for most people a midsize pistol like the older Astra Constable, Bersa, etc. are a better choice. They are as quiet or quieter than the revolvers and most people will find the consistent trigger action easier than a double action revolver.
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Think about a pistol - either a S&W 41-1 or one of several High Standard pistols. They are relatively accurate and reliable - just a little pricey - but if taken care of, will hold or grow in value.

About 7 yrs ago I traded in a Trailside for a Ruger Mark III. The guys at the gunshop would have liked me to 'upgrade' to a 41. I didnt even hesitate. Answer NO. Ive since wondered several times if I made a bad mistake.

I do know way back when I was about 19 or 20, a fellow came into the pharmavy where I worked and popped open this box and said "want to buy it?" There was a beautiful Colt Woodsman.

I didnt have any money. I suspect it could have been bought for less than $25, for sure maybe $20. I should have asked the boss to buy it and paid him off a couple bucks now and then.
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:22 PM
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I just shot .22 shorts out of my Heritage Rough Rider this weekend. I have been able to track down 200 rounds of Winchester .22LR, a small box of .22 WMR and a box of 100 CCI .22 shorts. I shot all three types through my Rough Rider and loved it. The shorts are a fun time because the recoil and noise is so low, its like shooting a pellet gun. At 15 yards, I am most accurate with the .22 WMRs.
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:47 PM
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Shooting .22 shorts

You can shoot shorts in just about any bolt action rifle or revolver. How ever most rifles and the newer handguns have ".22 Long Rifle only" stamped in the barrels.

The reason for this is, in Simi-Autos .22 shorts do not have the power to cycle the slide in Simi-autos. As far as revolvers and non Simi auto rifles are concerned the only problem one will have is the leading in the head spacing if made for .22 long rifles.

As the bullet will be shaved slightly by the edge of the barrel at the end of the chambering of the long rifle shell clearance. This will eventually cause a build up of leading which may cause a long rifle shell to get wedged in and not eject or possibly jam. You will have to make sure you clean all of the lead build up out of the chamber after shooting shorts.

I experienced this very problem when trying to shoot long rifle ammo after shooting a lot of .22 shorts for an extended time. The long rifle cartridges either did not chamber or in the case of my rifle, stuck tight in the barrel. Yes I clean my arms after all shooting sessions. How ever, I found I needed to use a new flat end chamber brush. These are a little larger than a standard .22 cleaning brush. I also had to use a de-leading cleaner more in the chambers than the rifling in the barrel.
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:02 PM
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Im looking for a revolver that shoots .22 shorts, something mid to fuill size and not a pocket gun
As said before, any .22 rimfire revolver will be safe to use with .22 shorts.
The thing to remember is that you need to pay attention to clean the cylinder after repeated use with the .22 short cartridge when switching to the long rifle.
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I like Smith and Wesson's revolver best. I had my 34 stolen from me and loved it -- it was small tho. For a larger revolver try a model 17.
Besides the standard velocity and quiet loads mentioned, I've shot some ultra light bullets with no powder. It has less noise than a pellet gun. These long rifle cartridges came from Mexico, I believe. Forget the manufacturer
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I have shot 22 shorts in my S&W K17, but like was mentioned earlier, you need to clean the cylinder after shooting 22 shorts.
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Only .22 Short revolver that in production today that I can think of is the North American Mini Revolver but that is a watch pocket gun. Course you could find the very first bored through cylinder revolver that was put into production and was a 7 shooter, the Smith & Wesson #1 cera 1859.


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