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    A Modern Heavy Duty?

    My brother recently picked up a S&W M22-4. I got a chance to handle it the other day. I like it, a lot. If I
    were still carrying badge, I would probably have one on my belt. (When I was an LEO, I rebuilt a M28-2 into a 45 ACP.) The 22-4 seems to be everything I needed in revolver. I did not get a chance to fire it but I imagine it will do fine. To me, it is a modern version of the old Heavy Duty revolver. The only thing I would change is the grips, it came with Pachmyers and I would have wood or stag.
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    I am not even sure what a m22 is, yet.

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    A model 22 is an N-frame .45 ACP revolver. It's a continuation of the model 1917 that was introduced in ww1.
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    Here is a photo I grabbed off the internet.



    This one has the wood grips. I would add a grip adapter and call it good.
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    Re: OP. Agree. Have a 21-4 Thunder Ranch in .44 Special. Extremely accurate revolver. Fit and finish are remarkable. At 10yds. it six rounds of Remington LRN ammo are all touching. POI is POA at 15 yds. Using CCI Blazer 200 gr. JHP's, POI is maybe one inch below POA at 15 yds. Very pleased with it. Do not like round-butt grip. ASAP will find and buy round to square butt conversion grips or else rework some S&W target grips to fit the 21-4. Later will likely also add a gold bead front sight. Excellent revolver in every respect. JMHO. Sincerely. bruce.
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    Great revolvers. I have both the 21-4 & the 22-4. I put smooth(no bark) stags on the 22-4 and that was all it needed. I put rd to sq butt S&W grips on the 21-4 and installed a Patridge front sight as the original one was too sort causing the gun to shoot low.
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Size:  2.99 MB Other than the fact that the Heavy Duty is a .38 Special that dates to an era when .38 High Velocity, .38-44 and similar were available in factory loadings with up to 200 grain bullets, I am with you. I did own for a time a IL Model 22-4. On a duty belt I can see it. For EDC concealed it was problematic.

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    The newer models but In .44 Special. Good shooting guns.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Waidmann View Post
    ...Other than the fact that the Heavy Duty is a .38 Special...
    My knowledge of HDs is skimpy at best, (I like them I just don't know a lot about them, except I wish I would have bought them when they were cheap). Were they not offered cambered for other cartridges?


    Quote Originally Posted by Waidmann View Post
    ...I did own for a time a IL Model 22-4. On a duty belt I can see it. For EDC concealed it was problematic.
    I have been carrying that 28 for a long time. It is heavy but with a proper holster and belt, it is what I prefer. But like so many other things, not for everyone.
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    From what I understand the HD was a fixed sight N frame chambered for the 38 Special. The Outdoorsman was the same with adjustable sights?

    What was the 44 Special with fixed sights?
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