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    From 856 to Model 66

    Well, I joined this forum excited to get the new 856 defender 3 “ that I’ve had a deposit on ever since it’s debut at shot show 2020. But with this dang virus still going strong I was concerned as to when it would actually be released. So I opted to change up and bought this model 66 the other day.

    Im actually glad it worked out the way it did. Obviously this is 357 and I can shoot my 38’s with mild to almost no recoil. Took one box to dial the sights in for me. Couldn’t be happier. This target was at about 30 feet and single action. Love my semiautomatics but this was the first time I’d shot a revolver.

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    I was a semiauto only guy for ages. Then I got an itch for a Detective Special. Now I seem to buy more wheelguns than semis! You've got a heck of a great example there; congratulations!

    BTW, for zombies, shift your aim upward about 6".
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    Very nice wheel gun and shooting. Love the 66's
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHorse View Post
    I was a semiauto only guy for ages. Then I got an itch for a Detective Special. Now I seem to buy more wheelguns than semis! You've got a heck of a great example there; congratulations!

    BTW, for zombies, shift your aim upward about 6".

    I think I was aming up lol. Still getting it dialed in perfect but I’ll admit, I’m completely sold. This ones a keeper.
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    Many years ago I picked up a used Stainless Model 66 with a 4" barrel for $250.00 I was hesitant because I though the price was pretty low. Glad I bought it. Great gun, always gets a heavy work out at the range.
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    I was reminded, in another thread dealing with One Handgun To Rule Them All, that I want/need to get a revolver in .357. I also remember that I am more accurate with a revolver than I am a semi automatic. Your target hits indicate that the same might be said about you, especially if that was your first time shooting one. There are those of us shooters who, for one reason or another, are inherently more accurate with one than the other.
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    In my experience, revolver are more accurate than semi-autos generally. For self defense, though, the difference isn't that much and it varies by the gun. Nice shootin'.
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    Definitely a keeper, congrats!
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    Yessir, thats a great shooter you have there. A few years ago, I realized I had a gaping hole in my lineup, I didn't own a 357 magnum at all. I plugged that hole with the model 66, and a couple of years ago, supplemented it with another 7 shot 357 magnum, the model 617. Everybody needs a good 357 magnum revolver !
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    Congratulations! The Taurus M66 is a classic! This is a great way to start out your love affair with revolvers!
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