I've had and shot a few. I've personally not had any issues with them. I'm sure there are some bad stories out there. I've always gave them a real close look over checking how all the moving parts feel. so far I've dome pretty good. It's pretty hard to mess up a 22 revolver. If it was smooth to cock back and the trigger felt pretty crisp (I never just let the hammer drop I'll hold it with my thumb just to feel it break-I'll still ask the owner if that's OK) I'd probably go for it if I liked the price. I've bought some pretty funky 22 wheel guns though I had an old Model 27 RG that I loved to shoot for years and I'd never say those were good guns. It did pretty good though.