There are few things I enjoy more than spending a little time with one of the most interesting and useful tools the world has to offer: a good revolver. Whether it’s for self defense, hunting, plinking or collecting, it’s tough to beat a wheelgun. Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to spend some time with the Taurus Tracker 992, and have found it to be a nifty piece of machinery.
The .22 revolver has been the mainstay of the outdoorsman for decades, but while immensely popular, the .22 Long Rifle is no powerhouse. In 1959 Winchester introduced the .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire. Doubling the muzzle energy of the .22 LR, it was a smash hit. Soon, dual-cylinder convertible revolvers (mainly single actions) chambered for both rounds were offered.
I headed out late this afternoon to Flat Iron mountain, which is perhaps 20 miles West of the Phoenix metro area. I took it out of its box and removed the 22 mag cylinder and replaced it with the .22 LR cylinder. This gun is blued and it has a 6.5 inch barrel. It is a heavy revolver for a 22.