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Old 05-30-2022, 10:26 AM   #1
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Default Diamondback’s New “Sidekick” Nine-Shooter Combines Old School Looks with New School Features… For Only $320 MSRP!

This is an interesting .22 - looks like a single action, but is a double action with swing out cylinder.

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There is no more iconic revolver than Colt’s Single Action Army. With its plow handle grip, extended trigger spur, and prominent ejector rod, Colt’s famous gun is probably the most recognizable wheel gun in the world.

Diamondback Firearms took that classic profile and modernized it. The Florida-based company’s recently released Sidekick looks like a Colt, but its features and functionality take cues from more modern roots.

The double-action revolver comes with interchangeable nine-shot cylinders in .22 LR and .22 Mag. that swing out for easier loading than Colt’s one-at-a-time gate system. The Zinc frame, Cerakote finish, and nylon grips also depart from Colt’s original design, but each of these features keeps the MSRP down to a very reasonable $320.

While revolver snobs pucker at Diamondback’s new Frankenstein wheel gun, the rest of us will be enjoying quality range time at a price that won’t break the bank.
https://www.gunsamerica.com/digest/d...only-320-msrp/
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Zinc frame, cerarkote finish, cheap grips, fake ejector....interesting, but I think I'll skip it for now at that price. Drop it to below $200 and I'll check it out
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Old 05-30-2022, 03:48 PM   #3
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I had their pocket 9mm that someone who worked for my son said was a piece of crap, after I replaced the barrel and mags that thing was sweet and accurate, gave it to my BIL when the BLM riots started.
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Well, at least they didn't stick an ugly safety lever on it like the Heritage 22s.
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It's been nagging at the edge of my subconscious as to why this gun looked familiar to me, and I thought I had seen this design before.

Then it dawned on me that I had a cap gun when I was a kid that had a swing out cylinder and it took a plastic ring of caps. This looks just like that one did. It appears to be made of the same pot metal, too.
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Old 06-14-2022, 10:28 PM   #7
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I'll stick with my Ruger Single-Six. Forged stainless and stag grips-my kinda single action .22!
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Old 06-15-2022, 07:08 PM   #8
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Looks like the J.C.Higgins my dad bought in El Paso back in the early 50's
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