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Old 11-22-2021, 05:41 PM
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I put in a request at my LGS for one of the new Diamondback Firearms Sidekick
revolvers. Anyone else taken a look at the online info and decided to take a
chance on getting one?
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Old 11-23-2021, 09:34 PM
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I want to look and handle one before dropping any money on one. I had a High Standard back in the day, and it's basically a clone of the old Double Nine or it's many variants (mine was a "Marshal"). Mine shot quite well and it was lightweight (aluminum frame). The Sidekick will have a zinc-based frame, and will likely be a a bit heavier than my old Marshal was.
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Old 11-24-2021, 09:49 PM
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i had heard these were coming out , i have an early high standard double nine and would like to add one of these but like the wranglers i will have to watch for a used version as the alloy frames cannot be sold in my state but then maybe that will change soon ,
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I have been watching for one to show up at any LGS, but no joy.
I am taking a chance on quality, etc. One popped up on Gun Broker with a (mostly) reasonable "buy it now" price. I hit the "Buy" button. I should get it late next week and will report back after I have actually fired it.
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Old 12-11-2021, 02:36 PM
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I put in a request at my LGS for one of the new Diamondback Firearms Sidekick
revolvers. Anyone else taken a look at the online info and decided to take a
chance on getting one?
nope to all.

i never heard or seen anything or any add for one either.

but who knows. someone will need to try one and maybe this is your time to do so.

my LGS had a used LNIB Ruger Wrangle and nice LNIB Ruger Mk 2 target, so i snapped those up.
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Old 12-16-2021, 09:39 PM
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Would like to hear how you like, (or dislike) the Sidekick when you get yours. I'm gonna still get one, I have a
thing for obscure and 'unreliable' rimfires. I have modified some of mine to 'correct' shortcomings.
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Old 12-18-2021, 10:22 PM
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I received my new Sidekick a few days ago. Have only fired about 75 rounds of .22LR and 18rounds of .22 Mag. thru it. I also have an older Hi Standard Sentinal and a friend has a Hi Standard Double nine. The sidekick is an inexpensive copy of the Double Nine. Fit and finish are not great but OK. Cylinder is very tight and is somewhat difficult to open and close.
I had a Ruger Wrangler and consider this Sidekick to be in the same catagory. Neither will ever be a Single Six or a Double Nine.
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Old 01-04-2022, 12:23 AM
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I think the wrangler is every bit as useful as the single six. Same accuracy, actually a little better as the barrel is presumably tighter since it doesn't have to accommodate magnum diameter rounds. It's not as shiny, but beyond that it's a darn fine revolver.
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Old 01-11-2022, 04:54 PM
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Thanks for the comments from you that have handled and now own one of these. Looking at the Diamond site, I see hints of possibly optional barrels.
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Old 01-12-2022, 10:51 AM
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I received my new Sidekick a few days ago. Have only fired about 75 rounds of .22LR and 18rounds of .22 Mag. thru it. I also have an older Hi Standard Sentinal and a friend has a Hi Standard Double nine. The sidekick is an inexpensive copy of the Double Nine. Fit and finish are not great but OK. Cylinder is very tight and is somewhat difficult to open and close.
I had a Ruger Wrangler and consider this Sidekick to be in the same catagory. Neither will ever be a Single Six or a Double Nine.
Thanks for the information. I am curious and would like to see and handle one although I don't plan on making a purchase. Just curiosity. I had a double nine at one time and I carried it many a mile on my hip. It was not unreliable at all and accurate counting for a lot of pests no longer being pests. It went away when I became "rich" enough to get a single six.
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