Does anyone have any first-hand experience with either the S&W 317 (mostly alloy), S&W 63 (SS), or Ruger LCR or LCRx in 22lr?
I am looking for a lightweight 22lr revolver with a smooth but stout DA trigger that will handle 10-20k rounds a year of standard velocity or subsonic ammo.
The idea is that you have a lightweight pistol with quality sights and a LONG, stout DA trigger, that really emphasizes driving and managing the sights while the trigger is pulled. The idea is getting more prevalent with some VERY high-end shooters and the concept has been used extensively at the Rogers Shooting School with great results. Higher volume shooting with less recoil, less blast less expensive, and a bit more emphasis on managing the trigger and sights because of the pistols light weight.
10,000rds of CCI SV would run less than $500. 10,000rds of Fed AE 115 would run closer to $2000.
It would also make a good training pistol for a new shooter with a single round loaded in SA. You could start with CCI Quiets or Shorts.
It would also make a pretty handy backcountry gun in skilled hands.
The S&W 317 3” would be my first choice as it weights less than 12oz. However, I have read a lot of bad reviews with QC issues. You would need to run mostly SV or Subsonic ammo in the aluminum cylinder or they cases will stick.
The S&W 63 3” is probably what I will get. It is an all stainless and weighs ~26oz. It has better reviews than the 317 but it weighs over twice as much. Making it easier to shoot…which is the opposite of what I am looking for.
The Ruger LCR and LCRx 22lr are also options. Ruger makes a very stout revolver, but heavens these two are UGLY. And the few LCR’s I have handled felt like they had sand in the action. And did I mention they are ugly?
Who makes a Kydex J-frame 3” AIWB holster?
Who is a GOOD J-frame gunsmith?