Diamondback's new rimfire Sidekick, a nine-shot, single and double-action rimfire revolver with a swing-out, interchangeable cylinder, certainly is interesting.
Set to start shipping later this month, we have been looking at the Sidekick up close for the past couple of weeks. First off, the specs and stats.
The new Diamondback reminds me a bit of the old H&R (NEF) 929 Sidekick, a neat little 9-shot DA/SA .22LR with a 4-inch barrel that ended production over 20 years ago. As that gun had an MSRP in 1999 of $175, which works out to about $290 in today's dollars, that is about right. Plus the 929 didn't have a .22 Mag cylinder included.
Stay tuned for a more extensive review as we continue to hit the range with this interesting revolver.