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Old 06-05-2019, 11:05 PM
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What is your favorite "kit" gun?



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With all of the great options out there right now, I got to wondering what everyone's choice was, and why.

I'll start.

I'd have to say, my 1948 K-22.

Why? Dirty accurate!


What says you?

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Old 06-06-2019, 12:02 AM
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once upon a time, I thought it was my 1980 model 63 with 4 inch barrel. Accurate, reliable as a rock, and stylish. I shsot the dog poo put o fit until 2007. Then I saw a new 63 in the gun shop, with a 3 inch heavy barrel, red fiber optic front sight for 'older' eyes, and most of all, an 8 shot cylinder. It was love at first sight. Been shooting the dog poo out of it ever since, and I love it more every time.
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Old 06-06-2019, 12:45 AM
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Bersa

My Bersa. Picky on ammo but once you find the right ammo, it's reliable and very accurate at 1/2 the price of a Smith.
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:34 AM
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My S&W 2214 is an excellent and reliable kit gun. It follows me every where I go.
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Old 06-06-2019, 11:13 AM
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S&W Model 63, 3 inch barrel, 8 shot. I love that little revolver.
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Old 06-06-2019, 11:19 AM
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1993 taurus 94

stainless, 4", a sweet shooting 9 shot revolver, excellent DA/SA trigger pull. my poor mans S&W.
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Old 06-06-2019, 11:45 AM
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My S&W 63 x 4" was poor, from the sad days of production, my Taurus 94 worse. Got the 94 first because I had been in fun lust for a S&W and couldnt find one at the right price. I wanted to like either one, no joy....
I like single actions so I tried an early Ruger Bearcat with fixed sights that shot a pop can high and 1/2 can left with most ammo at 20yd. No good for small game, barely good enough as a plinking can shooter.
Was it me? Well, no. I was shooting indoor NRA Bullseye at the time and knew how to tell if it was gun or me.
My firsts old Colt's Frontier Scout shot just can accurate too but the second to poa with the fixed sights and about any bulk ammo. And it fit into a back or front Levi's pocket, no need for a holster, just grab and go. Should have kept it.
The Charter Arms Pathfinder is a disappointment too, but it is a snubby mostly for practice for the S&W 442, similar enough for a trainer.
So, with all that lead in....for some years now the kit gun of choice has been a Ruger SR22. Light and trim enough not to notice all day long, accurate, reliable and enough of a hand filling grip to be 'right'. No soul but it works.
Though when I get nostagic it is a 100ish year old S&W Safety Hammerless break action in 38S&W that shoots right to the sights in dbl act. Lots more twack in that than any 22LR from a handgun and about the same size as a 63.
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Old 06-06-2019, 01:06 PM
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<<<<, you might guess. Small, simple, 24 ounces light, all stainless.
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Old 06-06-2019, 01:13 PM
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That would be "Lilith",,,

That would be "Lilith",,,
My 4" S&W Model; 63 with S&W factory "target" grips.



Shown here alongside her clone sister,,,
Rossi 511.

I hit as well or better with Lilith than any other revolver I own,,,
That's why she's my favorite kit gun.

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Old 06-06-2019, 01:59 PM
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Old Ruger SP101 6 shot 4" 22lr. Got it cheap because the barrel was bright and shiny with no rifling. Cleaned the lead out and there was very good rifling. Wonder what the 1st owner was shooting.
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Old 06-06-2019, 02:12 PM
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By "kit" gun, do you mean "pocket" gun. Or do you mean a gun that would fit in a backpack or similar?
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"Kit guns are multi-purpose utility handguns, intended to be used for small game hunting, plinking, pest control, even self defense. They are generally small, lightweight, .22 rimfire revolvers, designed to be easily packed in a hunting, camping or fishing "kit".
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Most commonly but not necessarily a 4" barreled revolver with adjustable sights. I have seen several Ruger Marks used as kit guns.

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Old 06-06-2019, 06:48 PM
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It is an old-time term for ones 'kit'; ie, stuff ya take short of the full gear haul so the Kit Gun goes with the kit. Today's might be called the Bug Out Bag, a different connotation but with similar stuff.
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In that case my Bearcat is a good choice.


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Bearcat fills that role for me.

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