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So this is my 3rd non Raging Bull Taurus weapon (for 2017) and I have to say the 66 has some serious issues. While it would be an easy repair I have to report this so that people are aware that this is a possibly.

When I took my 66 to the range i noticed single action was very light. Scary light just about. Opening it up today I did not notice anything amiss other than a slightly bent hammer spring strut (rod), no big deal I gently massaged it straight again.

However, the single action is so light I can push the hammer and it will fire when cocked. I can also bump the weapon and the hammer will fall, scary, very scary.

Chances are it's a bad trigger or hammer (sear) interface issue. Will look into it further and report what I find.
 

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Fixed it by sharpening the single action spur on the trigger (just light stoning). Then had to stone in a flat on the bottom of the sear so that the single action spur wouldn't slip over the top edge of the sear. Looks like the bottom of the sear was not machined/shaped/filed to properly engage the hammer.

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Is this a brand new weapon?
Brand spankin new. When I inspected the sear it was round with a very faint notch in the middle. That's not how a sear is supposed to be shaped.

My first time at the range the trigger was so light, if you had your finger touching it when you thumbed the hammer back, the gun went off. Double action worked fine. It surprised me a few times to the point where I couldn't get my hands fully engaged on the weapon before it went off, broke a nail because the weapon recoiled before I could totally grasp it. Kinda of funny, but...

Upon closer inspection the gun would fire by pushing the hammer in SA, and then I realized it would also drop the hammer if I bumped the weapon at all. It was very very unsafe.

I stoned the bottom half of the sear which was under the faint line on the sear to give it an actual shelf, now I can push and bump all I want and the hammer won't fall. The trigger actually feels crisp now (identical to my 627 S&W Performance Center believe it or not). So con that they sold me a dangerous ass 66. Pro that I have a custom trigger job now haha.
 

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So this is my 3rd non Raging Bull Taurus weapon (for 2017) and I have to say the 66 has some serious issues. While it would be an easy repair I have to report this so that people are aware that this is a possibly.

When I took my 66 to the range i noticed single action was very light. Scary light just about. Opening it up today I did not notice anything amiss other than a slightly bent hammer spring strut (rod), no big deal I gently massaged it straight again.

However, the single action is so light I can push the hammer and it will fire when cocked. I can also bump the weapon and the hammer will fall, scary, very scary.

Chances are it's a bad trigger or hammer (sear) interface issue. Will look into it further and report what I find.
Thanks for the heads up on this issue. I've only had my 66 for a few months now and I haven't been to the range for a while but I didn't notice that my single action mode trigger was nearly as "scary light" as you've described. Just to be sure tho, I checked mine out right after I read this thread. With the gun unloaded (or course) and the hammer cocked, I was unable to make the hammer fall by any other means than pulling the trigger. While it's a pretty light trigger in the single action mode, there's no way that I would term it a "hair trigger" or "scary light". I'd like to think that this issue is specific to your revolver. Fortunately, (for you at least) you apparently have the knowledge and skills required to diagnose and remedy the problem. While I'm pretty brave when it comes to taking things apart and putting them back together in the hope that will fix a problem, doing so with a firearm gives me some reason to pause and perhaps not proceed. It's just not the same as fixin' a toaster;). Anyone else experiencing this issue (and lacking the required knowledge and skills) would do well to contact Customer Service at Taurus. Just sayin'
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Always. All my guns start out as range guns before they graduate to carry gun. That way any weird idiosyncrasies that are discovered are then ironed out if possible, or sold. I generally don't carry a gun for self defense unless I've put at least 500-1000 rounds through it.

When in doubt, send it in.
 
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