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I work with a guy that has a S&W Model 16 .22 LR that I'm going to buy off him...It has the 6" barrel, target sites, 2 sets of grips, and speedloaders, and a holster. The wife said I can get it for an aniversary present. :D

Haven't seen anything yet, but the price is right, and the S&W rimfires are really starting to come up in value. I hope this one works out, as I would really like to have a .22 revolver. I have the old Mark I, but there is just something about a wheel gun in .22 that screams FUN.

I have started shooting rimfires a lot more, with the price of ammo going up like it is, I just can't justify shooting the GP100 as much as I would like too.
 

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I don't remember the Model 16 by model #....but if this is the Combat Masterpiece...made like the Model 15....it's a great revolver...
 

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I have a very nice western drop loop holster for a single 22. I bought it a long time ago when my calibers And my waist were quite a bit smaller LOL.
 

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I had my numbers wrong guys...It's a model 18, which is the combat masterpiece DA revolver. It has a 4" barrel not a 6".

He's going to give me a call afterwork, and I'm going to check it out tomorow. :D
 

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No mistake there!!! Great gun...it is the mate to the .38-if it's in good shape, I'd say $350...anything less is a steal....they were great revolvers...only improvement would be if it was a 9-shot-and that would defeat the twin idea....
 

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$350 is the price he's asking...I'm really not all that sure now. I really wanted a 6" barrel, are these pretty accurate for plinking?

I could by a nice single six for the same money...

Talk me into it sheepdog!
 

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I would buy it because it has a very smooth trigger in single and double, loads much quicker, has adjustible sights and so can be trued in better...and will probably fetch twice used what a Single-Six will 25 years from now...that's all... and, yes, they're as accurate as you can become....designed for target shooting...not sure if they were ever made in 6"...take it from an old fat snubby shooter...2" don't make that much difference.....
 

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All right, you talked me into it...I hope to go pick it up tonight, so you may get a range report and pics soon.

The other big factor in getting this is a couple of reasons...My wife likes shooting my old Mark I, but the gun is prone to jamming as the feed ramp is starting to get wore. I don't want her to use it for a house gun because of that. She can shoot my 9mm but she doesn't like too, so I figure if she likes shooting this gun, and will practice with it, loaded with stingers it would make her a decent night stand gun.

THOUGHTS ON THIS????

Also, the other thing that makes me really want this gun are the prices I'm seeing for it on the net. It looks like the older modles (which this one is not) are going for a pile-o-money, and the newer models are still fetching WAY more than I would be willing to pay. Soooooo, it looks like if I don't like this gun (and I have never found a gun yet I didn't like) I can get my money back out of it. Especially as this comes with a bunch of extra goodies.
 

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It wouldn't be my first choice, of course, but if I was last to pick and that was the last one in the pile....with Stingers, Yellow Jackets, or Vipers, I'd feel well protected...you ought to be able to put all shots in a silver dollar the length of a hallway of your home....the gun's balance and smooth trigger will help...if she grabbed it, she'd be well armed....and it WILL keep shooting...'

Don't know the Mark I that well...is the feed ramp part of the barrel? Can you polish it with a Dremel and a wool pad and rouge? Will Ruger ship a barrel alone? Or maybe the right question is:What new pistol will you replace it with? (Lay, girls, lay!!!! At $1 per dozen...that's only 4800 eggs..hang up a KFC poster in the henhouse for motivation...oughta have it in no time at all...)
 

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I think the 22 in the hands of someone who can use it is quite capable of being a SD round. She'd be better off hitting her target 6 times with a 22 than missing it 17 times with a 9mm.

I'm looking forward to pics and a range report.
 

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I'm in agreement with my two dear friends.....a good shooting .22, in the hands of someone that practices, does not make one undergunned.....rememeber, shot placement is paramount....good find, John..... :D
 

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I agree that a DA Revolver is better for the night stand than a SA and I'm always in favor of buying a new gun. I have a single six and it is an excellent 22 and if I'm looking for a plinker then it is it. Having said that if you are considering a night stand gun then the link below might be a good choice as well although I'm always a S&W Model 10 fan for any nightstand gun for the ladies and the other K frame would bring familiarity and confidence. You can probably still find Mdl 10's on the used market and I think they are still a great defensive revolver. I personally don't endorse a 22 LR for defense but it is better than nothing. The problem with the below S&W is getting ammo for that caliber but it just looks like a neat ladies gun.

http://www.ivanhoeoutlet.com/shop/index ... revstart=0
 

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...32 Long is about like a .380... kinda like a .38S&W...a creampuff load...the new .327 or .38 spl. would be the same size frame....hit harder....
 
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