If you like old single action cowboy guns or automatics try a Ruger.
I have been looking at .22 revolver for plinking around for fun. i rented a Taurus MODEL 94 .22 L.R. REVOLVER and shoot it really well and i liked it alot. is there any other models that are under $400 that i should look at
I'll have to agree with Baldy. It seems Ruger has most of the bases covered for the .22lr(only exception would be a .22lr DA revolver which I would like Ruger to produce).
The Ruger Single Six is an excellent revolver to use when introducing someone to handgun shooting. I have one and they are really nice, except when it comes to reloading. The one-at-a-time, loading-gate style revolver is just too much of a pain compared to a swing-out cylinder.
I've been considering a Taurus 94 for a while now. They are well built revolvers and I think you could have a great time plinking with one. I have a H&R 939 .22LR, 9-shot revolver but the Taurus is built much better. OTOH, the 939 hasn't failed me yet.
You could do a lot worse than the Taurus.
The Ruger Single Six is a neat little package 2 cylinders, one lr and one mag. Practice and shoot cheap with the lr then switch out to the mag and it becomes a nice small game revolver. Try em all and see what fits you best.
Here's the gun you want Viper. It's a Ruger MK-I or standard. It's a great little plinker and it will put a squirrel in the pot in a heart beat. I bought this one in 1978 and taught my kids to shoot with it. Now I am teaching my grandkids to shoot with it. I used to put it in my belt for squirrel and rabbits when I went hunting. It does a fine job.
I have shot a Ruger Mk III and it was ok but not as much fun as Taurus 94 .22lr DA revolver. the smiths are nice but i think they are over priced for a .22 that is why i was looking at the Taurus.
If you want a really inexpensive .22, check out the Heritage line. Alloy frames start at about $170. Steel frames start at a little over $200.
Most models come with both .22lr, and .22 mag cylinders.
They are Single action style, and have an unusual safety.
If you can find one, the Ruger SP101 in 22lr is a nice little double action revolver. Also keep your eyes open for a good used S&W, to me they make the best.
I have the Taurus Tracker and really enjoy it. The only con I can think of with a revolver is that it takes a little longer to clean. I wish I had gotten a ruger or S&W for the action. The action on my Taurus is very stiff and not much fun to shoot in double action. I alway shoot it in single action but it's a lot of fun. The pro's, they never jam. All in all I think the revolver is more fun to shoot than the auto's. Now if I was told that I could only own one 22, I would pick an auto.