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I just agreed to buy one used for 50 bucks off of one of my friend's parents. Friend says condition is good.

Assuming the gun is in good condition, is this a good deal? I really wanted a .22 plinker since I currently don't own any 22's.

I did some research and was unable to find anything about this gun. Any info would be appreciated.
 

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Don't do it (IMO)! A total waste of $50.00.

If you look up the definition of a "Saturday Night Special" you are likely to see a picture of an RG.

I sincerely hope I have not hurt anyone's feelings, but they really are junk.

If there is anything positive about an RG, it would be the fact that since it was made in Germany, it was required by the German government to be proof tested (they require this of all firearms they make and or have imported into their country), therefore the odds of it blowing up are not that high (unlike American made Saturday Night Specials).
 

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Is it really that bad? I just want the gun so that I've got a cheap .22 to shoot. I don't want to risk shooting this thing if I'm going to get hurt.
 

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Yes, the are really junk.

The odds are you are not going to get hurt, like I said, it has been proof tested.

Here's the deal, you buy it, you will be lucky if you shoot 100 rounds thru it before somethings going to break.

The gunsmith is gonna charge you at least another $50.00 to fix it, providing he can find or make a part.

So if you opt not to fix it, you will have spent approx. .50 per round to fire your RG, not counting the ammo of course. As you know, it's not supposed to cost that much to go plinking with a .22.

So if you fix it, it will probably break sometime during the next 100 rounds.

Trust me on this one. If you look in the opinion section I doubt you will see any posts by me regarding a handgun sucking, except for this one.

Pass on this, you'll be glad you did.
 

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I agree with Pisolero...but it is only $50. Mostly likely you are not going to get hurt but take it to a gunsmith for a look over before you shoot it. If it breaks buy some gunsmith videos and/or books and learn something by taking it apart and fixing it. Take it to a pro gunsmith, have him check out your work/fix and shoot it again.
Be sure to have a qualified gunsmith do a safety check on the firearm you worked on before you fire it.
 

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I think these are the decenents of the old Arminius revolvers from Germany. I have one that I use as a blank pistol for dog training. One can usually find these cheaper on the used rack than a new blank pistol. This is my second one, the first was bought by my dad back in the mid 1960s when he was stationed in an area that frowned on civilian ownership of anything centerfire. If I remember he traded a pair of worn out tennis shoes for it and a chicken. I shot it for quite a while until it went out of time and the cost of rebuilding it would have been much greater than it was worth. I found a second one at a gun show for $50 and bought it as I had a parts gun at home. I am still using it, hundreds of real rounds and thousands of blanks later. The main problems I found on both guns were pins (few scres are used) backing out, any screws there are loosen, even with Loc-tite, and it is very inaccurate. My current one had adjustable sights but the rear broke off one day as it is made of cheap cast potmetal rather than steel. It wold probably make for a fine plinker if you have no real expectations of accuracy. With care and the 8 round cylinder full, I can generally pop 3 cans off the rail at 25 feet without too much trouble. I'll do 6 cans with 6 shots at 50 feet using my dad's S&W 17 in half the time. For $50 I might buy it but my expectations and use would be very different than what you may be thinking. Otherwise, $50 is a quater of the way to a new Ruger MkII or S&W 22A which I think are very good guns.
 

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My expectations aren't really that high. I've got a 9mm pistol which is probably close to the 2nd cheapest caliber compared to .22. I'm guessing this gun will mostly be for hard times when I can't afford any 9mm or for when I take friends to the range. I'll be nice to have something small to start the newbies out on.
 

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I've still got a chance to get out of the deal.

Right now I'm thinking I may not buy it and put the saved money towards a UT CCW permit.
 

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Sounds like a much wiser way to spend $50.00, IMO.
 

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Re: re: RG model 14S

Pistolero said:
Sounds like a much wiser way to spend $50.00, IMO.
On a permit that isn't even good in my state? ;)

It's still a tough decision. I'll probably get the permit if the guy teaching the class ever returns my calls.
 

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Re: re: RG model 14S

ElMonoDelMar said:
Pistolero said:
Sounds like a much wiser way to spend $50.00, IMO.
On a permit that isn't even good in my state? ;)

It's still a tough decision. I'll probably get the permit if the guy teaching the class ever returns my calls.
Sorry, just realized where you live. :oops:
 
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