Originally Posted by rburg
Believe the poster above who commented "if you want one". Its not a bad gun by any stretch of the imagination. There are 2 drawbacks that might not be instantly obvious. First is the muzzle blast as mentioned. It'l go right through a cheap set of ear muffs. And then you have the issue of ammo. Its gone from expensive to unobtainable and expensive. At the last show I was seeing it for $19 a box of 50. There was 9mm for half that. And you can reload the 9mm.
I purchased one because it was a beautiful K frame but soon found out I could not shoot it worth a darn.
Not only could I not shoot it well but ammo is expensive and can be a problem due to sticking cases. Had to clean chambers and under the star frequently to continue shooting.
When it is all said and done I would never buy another .22 magnum revolver.
I do have a Single Six and it is a joy to shoot either .22 or .22 magnum when I'm feeling rich.
For the pure joy of shooting a .22 revolver try to find a S&W model 34.
I sold my 48 and have no regrets.