This old revolver has barely been used!
Our favorite pro shooter, Jerry Miculek has really been pumping out the great shooting videos the last few months during the coronavirus pandemic. They have been informative, entertaining and just a great distraction from current events. This new video is no exception.
Today Jerry is looking at one of his favorite brands, Smith & Wesson. More specifically, he's looking at old J-frame revolvers chambered in .22 long rifle. He owns several, but he was recently gifted an old one with a rich bit of history to it.
This pistol is a Smith & Wesson K-22 that was manufactured in 1935. The 85-year-old handgun has barely been used in all that time. Jerry gives a detailed history of Smith & Wesson revolvers, and then heads to the range with this relic from another era and decides to see if he can nail a balloon at 240 yards. If you know Jerry, you know how this one will end.
We are not even surprised anymore by some of Jerry's feats. No one else but Jerry would take an old .22 revolver to the range and START shooting it at 240 yards! It is crazy to think that this revolver only cost about $25 brand-new when it was made. Before you go thinking you were born in the wrong era, remember, in 1935, that was a small fortune to most families who were struggling at the time. It is still wild to think about because a box of premium rimfire ammo will cost at least that much these days.
Five shots, that is all it took for Jerry to zero in where to hold at this distance. Impressive stuff. I am sure I could go out there with one of those 1,000-round range buckets and not even wing that balloon at that distance. For one of the greatest shooters of all time, this is just another day at the office.
Impressive stuff Jerry, we are already looking forward to what you will do next!