I bought one of the first Model 941's, in Blue, with a 4" barrel. Noisy little sucker!!
Examine the fun carefully before purchase. There should be no buggered side-plate screws, the finish should be even. The barrel shouldn't be canted, and the sights should be level, with the rear sight tight in it's dove-tail. Cylinder gap should be at least .002-.003". The pistol should have a firm trigger pull, one that doesn't feel extremely rough, and the cylinder should spin easily, and open easily.
Degrease the gun thoroughly before shooting, lube it properly, and use a decent (not bulk) grade of ammo for the first couple of hundred rounds. Be sure to clean the cylinder to prevent sticking cases.
~Is .22 MAG Caliber Cost A Deal Breaker...???~Remember, more Civilians have been Killed with the Lowly .22 caliber than any other... YUP...
~.22 MAG~Yes Its Deadly~The more commonly well known & deserved name for the .22 MAG is "The Savage Beast"
We had a trip to the Range this week~Down right Pain Free FUN... Blazing Away... Amber and Me were at the Range, and put 500rds MiniMag's down range in two hours...<) We wanted to have FUN, so we took the SIG MOSQUITO .22 and the MP5 BullPup .22... Spent most of the time Loading Mags and Hanging Targets... I have guns that cost a Buck-A-Shot... They stayed home because I wanted to save $100.00 at the Range... We had FUN, and the other shooters were starting to feel the Pain of bigger calibers after 50rds...<:-(( We shot open sites, and I also put two different Scopes on each Gun... Amber out shot Me again...!!! Go figure... I don't get it...??? Oh,... guess what... We went to lunch after shooting, because shooting .22's, we didn't shoot up our lunch money...<)
I think the daft Sgt. is wisely saying that even quality .22 mags are fun, easy and, in quantity, relatively cheap to share and shoot, so what are you waiting for? You might even go with a 22 L.R. and buy one of the excellent Federal Match ammos or some beeswax-lubed Eley. The latter is fun to dig your nails into it and it sure smells good going down range, but either will help keep you from divorce. U can't go wrong w/the caliber and isn't that what you START with when buying a gun?