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Hey all,

Its been a bit since I've posted last. I bought my M66 .357 4in in January. It is my second firearm, first one I paid for and first, but not my last Taurus purchase. I paid 450 for it (with taxes) which was probably a tad more than I could have gotten it elsewhere. On my first trip to the range, I had severe bullet shavings building up on the forcing cone, which jammed cylinder rotation. I was dissapointed.

I sent the gun off, and received it back in less than 3 weeks. Outstanding! I just put 106 rounds through it and did not have a single malfunction! shoots far better than I can!

I now consider myself a HUGE Taurus revolver fan!

To people who question the quality, I say...

Go buy a Taurus It cost half the price of a S&W. Prepare for it to screw up after the first few rounds. Send it back. When you get it back, you'll have 450 bucks plus a couple weeks wait time invested... now you have a top-notch firearm that cost half the price of it's competitors!

For poor folks like me... its just the way to go!

By the way, I was accustomed to Ruger before this lol
 

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Yay!

Good to have an update. Taurus is certainly a great company when it comes to warranty work.

The M66 is a great revolver, and is certainly on my want list. Enjoy yours!
 

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LBB- I am in complete agreement! My new 5" M94 is a custom piece after having been back to Taurus! The service techs there are great!!! What kind of ammo are you shooting thru your 66? I have one that I should be able to bring home rom the ffl in a few weeks (our transfers are now up to 5-6 wks!)
 
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LBB- I am in complete agreement! My new 5" M94 is a custom piece after having been back to Taurus! The service techs there are great!!! What kind of ammo are you shooting thru your 66? I have one that I should be able to bring home rom the ffl in a few weeks (our transfers are now up to 5-6 wks!)
Sekol, I haven't settled on any particular ammo just yet. I fired .38 +p125 gr remington JHP, American Eagle LRN .38 148gr. and Fiocchi 142 gr. .357 FMJ today. It seems to like just about anything now. The weight of the steel and comfort of grips is enough to absorb most recoil in .357 rounds and it is almost non-existent in the .38 (p or no P). Those factors make it great for defense because follow-up shots are easily on target. I'm using it for carry because it is small enough to tuck into my vest, yet still a full-sized gun that can devastate anything it hits. Also, Georgia is an open carry state so I can open carry as well.
 

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My Model 66 is very accurate and my favorite revolver to shoot. I'm glad you got the kinks ironed
out of your revolver and it is now shooting like it should. I hope you enjoy it!
 

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Congrats on your newly-serviced M66!

I'm pleased to read that Taurus took care of the issues the gun was having.

I've fired a tad under 200 rounds through mine and it's been flawless thus far. I love it!
 

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The wife has put around 300 rounds though with out a problem. She loves her M66. If momma is happy then everybody is happy.. :)
 

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great to hear. my 38 also has been great, that was another reason for getting my 9mm. :thumb: Firearm Gun Revolver Trigger Starting pistol
 

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Sekol, I haven't settled on any particular ammo just yet. I fired .38 +p125 gr remington JHP, American Eagle LRN .38 148gr. and Fiocchi 142 gr. .357 FMJ today. It seems to like just about anything now. The weight of the steel and comfort of grips is enough to absorb most recoil in .357 rounds and it is almost non-existent in the .38 (p or no P). Those factors make it great for defense because follow-up shots are easily on target. I'm using it for carry because it is small enough to tuck into my vest, yet still a full-sized gun that can devastate anything it hits. Also, Georgia is an open carry state so I can open carry as well.
I've only shot my M66 twice - the ffl where they hold the firarms has a range, too. I like to shoot 38's thru 357 revolvers 'cause they are a bit bigger and heavier and I don't feel anything! I think that I shot some FNJ (?) or something like that - they were very, very dirty (reminded me of 22lr's!) and then DH just started re-loading and made some 38's for me that were pretty nice to shoot! I'm going to the range tonight to see if my paperwork is back - I think it'll be 6 weeks, but it could be only 5 - I've totally lost track of time and am anxious to shoot the 66 again, since we are rationing ourselves on 22lr! Georgia sounds like a very civilized state - Maryland - well, not so much... I say more power to Berretta if they leave, but I'm not sure that would even make the political powers here realize what they are really doing with all this anti-gun legislation.
 

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I've gotta say, I'm damn proud of my state. Our governer is trying to make it legal for citizens to open carry without having a license. Very coo! I'm a proud Texan, but my roots are in Georgia!

Oh, and BTW. I have carried my M66 in my vest pocket for 13 hours straight hours. I've spent several of those hours working on my motorcycle. It was never in the way, or uncomfortable to carry. Its just not that heavy for a full-sized steel magnum. Love it. And it's a damn good looking gun!
 
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