Re: inexpensive .22 dbl action revolver
.358, there was a time when I had a real 'attitude' over Smith and Wesson, their owners, and their politics; I'm sure you remember those years.
Their design, however, is the best on the market, and was, even then!
A 'J', or 'K' frame revolver takes me all of 15 minutes, to do what their lawyers won't let the line do, with he trigger, so as to make it (IMHO), a 'reasonable ' trigger' for defensive work.
To me, Smith is a 'known commodity', Taurus, likewise; either can be a totally reliable, 'operator friendly', arm, with a few minutes' work.
These I trust.
The 'off brand' junk that compete with them, on nothing but 'price point', I would run 'scared' of, as they may, or may not function, at any given point in time.
My total justification, for revolvers, is reliability; I prefer the 1911 Colt, if I know trouble is in the wind, and have several, with 'revolver' reliability, but these are all hand worked, and 'tuned', pistols, opening the door to lawsuits, for their perfection.
My 'everyday' is a .38 Spl 'J' frame, 3" barrel, with no evidence of having been anything but a 'perfect' factory product.
Smith makes several .22 revolvers, the 'best' of which, in my mind , would be the K-22 (model14), and these need little help, beyond budgeting for them; far better than a 'click', when one expects a 'bang'!
Don't start no s**t and there won't be none, Terry