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    Model 66 vs 627?

    Been looking at the Taurus 357's. What, basically is the difference between the 66 and 627? I see the 627 is magna-ported - something I don't personally care for. I'm kind of leaning towards a 4" 66. I want adjustable sights on a 357 that will stand up to a lot of 38's and some 357's I want a shooter.

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    This is my Model 66. It’s an awesome shooter and I’ve had zero issues! I don’t have the 627, so I can’t speak for that.
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    Either are a good choice. The porting on the 627 does reduce recoil and muzzle rise, but the front sight will get dirty from the gasses. The 66 is a great all around revolver.
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    Be aware that the porting reduces the length of the barrel rifleing. A 6" ported Tauras is just 5" of rifled barrel and 1" of oversized barrel with ports.

    I have 2 M66's, one old style, one new style, and love them. I have a M44 mag with ports and it's just OK. I find the port gases are nasty to clean off.
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    I was basically checking to make sure there wasn't something out there I was overlooking. I'll go with a 66. The price seems right. Now I just need to decide between a 4 or 6 inch barrel, blue or stainless, then again the same gun in a 44 looks mighty appealing...…..
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    I have a 40 year old 3" and a 20+ year old 4". You'll NOT be disappointed. They're solid performers.
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    My LGS can get me a M66 SS, 6 inch barrel for $399. I'm going to look for a used one first and I would even settle for a different configuration. Blue would be OK, as would a 4 barrel. I don't like porting which to me falls into the bells and whistles category. That, and the 627 costs more. Only if I came across a killer deal on a used 627 would I consider it.
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    Porting, to me, just serves to make the gun loud and if I'm shooting it at a BG, I won't have hearing protection on. Ain't like .357 has that much recoil in a medium to large frame. My carry is a 19 ounce 605 Poly.
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    The ports are the only thing I would rather not have on my 627. I very rarely carry it for CCW because of them. It may not matter because the Snubs I generally carry are loud anyway. If I were buying new to carry I would go without ports. If it’s only a Range gun then it wouldn’t matter to me.
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