Some would think I paid too much for this early 90's vintage Taurus Mod 66 six shot.
I've written several blogs about my friend I refer to as Mr. Outdoor Joe. The man is anal about detail on everything he does. He never leaves any gun as it comes new, out of the box, he always seeks to improve it.
This 66 was no exception. He polished all the internals and lightened the mainspring when he first got it, as well as sanding all the checkering off the stocks.
I first held this revolver in January, just before going out to shoot with Outdoor Joe. He had bought JonRJen's gorgeous Ruger Redhawk in .44 magnum, and then found a vintage 60's Blackhawk that was mint, and I was admiring them and then he brought out this 66. I thumbed it a couple of times, and heard that sweet clicking sounding like I was winding a fine Swiss watch. At his insistence, I dry fired it double action a few times. Really Sweet. Seemed as smooth as a pre-model 10 S & W I had once procrastinated on about 4 years ago. He had taken 4 white-tails with the 66 as well as a couple of feral hogs.
Anyhow, I thought about that 66 a few times over the past few months, it wasn't for sale, but sure felt good in my hands.
Outdoor Joe called me Friday morning, announcing he wanted to get a Charter Arms .44 Bulldog, since he had dies for the .44s and didn't like the crack of a .357, and asked if I knew anyone who would buy it, and I was hooked.
I'll go out to the range with it in the morning and let you know how it shoots, but I have no doubt it shoots good.
This really caught me unexpectedly as I had also bought a Ruger SR22 only two days earlier when I saw it in the case.
So now, I have two guns I have to hide from the wife, and I hadn't planned on buying any this year.