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Smith & Wesson Model 43 Classic 22 Long Rifle Revolver - Blue/Black, 1.87" Barrel, 8 Rounds, Polymer Grips, 3-Dot Sights

   14 Reviews
| 3 Questions & Answers
Model: 103043
 
Condition: Factory New
 
Bud's Item Number: 61748
 
UPC: 022188030433
 
MFG: S&W

Smith & Wesson Model 43 Classic 22 Long Rifle Revolver
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The Smith & Wesson J-Frame has become the most popular small frame personal defense revolver on the market. With decades of reliable performance to its credit, the J-frame line offers models capable of firing .22 LR, .22 Magnum®, .38 S&W Special and the more powerful .357 Magnum® loads.

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Smith & Wesson Model 43 Classic 22 Long Rifle Revolver
Model
103043
Condition
Factory New
Bud's Item #
61748
UPC
022188030433
Manufacturer
S&W
The Smith & Wesson J-Frame has become the most popular small frame personal defense revolver on the market. With decades of reliable performance to its credit, the J-frame line offers models capable of firing .22 LR, .22 Magnum®, .38 S&W Special and the more powerful .357 Magnum® loads.

14 Reviews. 4.4 out of 5 Stars!
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Constantine K on 04/01/2024
Rating:   1 of 5 Stars!

Very disappointed with this purchase. It is a very expensive snubby in .22 LR. Over $700.00 plus shipping and tax. The trigger felt like sand paper, the cylinder would hardly open. I had to press very hard on the release, and then it didn't want to come out very easily. Luckily I have a friend who spend a good deal of time removing burrs etc, and now it does run fine. I put 300 rounds through it without a problem. But I expect much more from SW, especially for a high priced gun. Bud's Gun Shop is easy to deal with, I appreciate them.

Richard H on 10/24/2023
Rating:   5 of 5 Stars!

Enjoy this S&W 22LR revolver the Model 43C light weight and accurate.

Jacob K on 06/13/2023
Rating:   1 of 5 Stars!

Didnt care for it. Bad trigger, poor finish.

Jamin W on 04/01/2023
Rating:   5 of 5 Stars!

What a little revolver! This gun is all it is chalked up to be in the praise about it. You will appreciate it's factory XS dot sight and incredibly low carry weight. Makes an awesome little kit gun, trainer, or extreme ultra light carry gun (if you can master the trigger), when you feel you need more of a complete gun rather than a NAA mini revolver or the like. The only improvements I could suggest is solid grips rather than rubber which is easily corrected, and a color other than white for the front XS dot sight, which is also easy to correct!

Thomas H on 03/30/2023
Rating:   5 of 5 Stars!

This gun was expensive, but it is a Smith & Wesson revolver, what do you expect? I carry this gun in my pocket and it is very light. It goes bang every time, Tom Harris

James C on 09/01/2022
Rating:   5 of 5 Stars!

So far I have put about 150 rounds through the 43C. It is very light. With good ammo (CCI Stingers, Aguila, Remington Vipers) it is reliable and shoots to point of aim. It shoots OK (accuracy) with bulk pack cheap ammo but the ammo is not reliable. Not the fault of the gun. The crap isn't reliable in auto pistols or rifles. A lot of failure to fire (20% - 30%) on the first hammer strike. I don't remember cheap 22 ammo being so unreliable in the 1960s and 1970s when I shot enough to fill several 55 gallon barrels. I love the big white front sight. Very easy to see. I may look for a night sight. It actually makes my S&W 642 feel heavy when it is in my pocket. Will make a great "walking gun" when wearing light weight shorts/sweatpants.

Adam M on 03/17/2022
Rating:   5 of 5 Stars!

So far so good. Took it to the range and gave it a shot. Had a few clicks with Armscor and Winchester Super X but that was the same with two of my other 22s so I blame the ammo for that. But everything else, CCI Blazer, CCI Mini Mag, and Federal went boom with every shot. Loving this S&W revolver. It's my first revolver of any kind too.

Nathan B on 09/01/2020
Rating:   5 of 5 Stars!

After much research, I decided on the S&W 43C as a concealed carry option for my wife. The gun is very light as advertised and is easy for her to carry. One of my concern was the strong trigger pull based on all that I had read. I was concerned that it would be too difficult for her as she does not have very strong hands. It is harder to pull than her Lady Smith; however, it is not as bad as I thought it would be based on the comments. She can easily shoot it 8 times in a row and is pretty accurate with it. It has very little recoil as compared to her 38. The grip is small but comfortable for her and I plan to replace it with a laser grip, likely the Crimson Trace LG-405. Overall, we are very happy with the gun.

William C on 07/26/2020
Rating:   5 of 5 Stars!

Great gun! Casings will stick until broken in. After 1000 rounds mine drop fine. Trigger pull is firm and smooth. These J frames are very accurate and the 22lr ammo price makes the training budget pain free. The gun is worth the price and practice with it led me to the 38Special in the same platform for carry.

Cary C on 10/22/2018
Rating:   5 of 5 Stars!

This gun is probably near the top of perfection for light weight & light recoil conceal carry guns ever. We own the LCR in 22lr as well and I can't decide which one is better but this one feels lighter and the trigger pull is nearly identical. I would place this at #1 for a universal gun, one that everyone in the family can shoot. While giving zero recoil it also eliminates the worry of rim-fire in semi auto pistols. Although there are some pretty reliable semi auto rim-fire pistols the ammo isn't always; and there is nothing to learn to over come here , if a rim-fire does not go off simply pull the trigger again. I understand there are 38sp for less money than this gun by S&W , but what good is a gun that someone is to flinchy to pull the trigger on and is afraid to shoot. I know the subject of 22lr for self defense is controversial but it shouldn't be , you are not walking off two high velocity 22lr to center mass.

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