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    BTW, the versatility you get from a .357mag makes it one of the most fun guns to own!! From 38sp wad cutters to full house .357 flame throwers and everything in between. It's a favorite!!
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    Get the 66. no question.

    I got the 6 inch. HEAVY. carry itcrossdraw.

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    Welcome from Texas. Can't go wrong with a mod 66 for a first revolver. Ruger GP100 is about $100 - $150 more and is also a great revolver. The Smith 686 is another $100 or so. Any of these three will do the trick. Enjoy your shopping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palabman View Post
    I agree with all the above posts. I have one with a 4 inch barrel and love it. I have 2 686's and they are great revolvers but for the money and your first revolver you can't go wrong with the M66. It isn't quite as heavy as the 586/686 (more like a Model 19) so it is a little less heft to carry.

    Welcome to the forum and good luck with whatever you decide to go with.
    I agree with everything you say except that, for me, the extra heft of the S&W 686 is somewhat more reassuring and comfortable. It's a mental thing. Don't get me wrong. The M66 is a good "piece" and it's what I carry when I'm out in the pasture tractor or UTV riding. It'll get the job done.
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    I love my Taurus 66 in 4", followed by my 65 2-1/2". Both have smooth triggers and feel good in the hand. I have not had a lick of trouble with either one. Great guns.

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    Both are good choices. I have the 4" Model 66 and am completely happy with it.
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    I have an older Model 65 (same as model 66 just without adjustable sights) with a 4 inch barrel and I love it. It is one gun that I will never sell.

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    Got a buddy who has over 30 revolvers of different makes and brands. He also has a couple semi-autos too, so to say he is a revolver guy, is like saying the sun rises in the east. When ever we go shooting together, he always asks me to bring the Taurus M66 revolver I own. It is a blued, 6" model and we normally go through some 38 SPL and 357 rounds during a shooting session. We are both very accurate with it and normally end up taking turns shooting at rifle targets from 7 yards, closest to the center wins. The things that we both agree on is the weight of the thing just balances right, the trigger is sweet, and the stock rubber grips couldn't be more comfortable. It was my first revolver and I have plans on a couple more revolvers for this year. Go for it and you will be glad you did.
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    You can never go wrong with the model 66! Here's my 1987 beauty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSkiff View Post
    The 66 is as good a revolver as there is regardless of brand. It would make an excellent choice for a first revolver.
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