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Good morning all, I am thinking about buying a model 66, I was looking for input from anyone who owns one about accuracy and reliability? What is a good price? From what I've seen most new are around $500, this is new in box for $370, thanks in advance for all input.
 

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$370 would be a good price for new. The 66, in its current form, has been around for quite a while and are generally good shooters. You really can't go wrong, especially at that price. Just remember, when you get it home, pictures are required
 

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That's a good price, I paid closer to $450 for mine. I have no bad things to say, just clean it really well when you get it home before you go to the range. It's an accurate, reliable gun that I would buy again.
 

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That is an excellent price! I paid $ 390.00 for my Model 66 around ten years ago. As
far as performance, I am very happy with my Model 66. It is the most accurate revolver
I own (me and my wife both used it to qualify for our concealed carry permits) and the
trigger pull is very smooth. I own several Taurus revolvers and a PT-92 and my Model
66 is still my favorite among the bunch. My father was so impressed with my Model
66 that he bought one too.
 

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I've had mine since Oct '17 and I'm mostly pleased with it. The cylinder lockup could be a little bit tighter but that doesn't seem to be affecting function. Mine is very accurate after some very slight adjusting of the rear sight. The trigger is very smooth. Can't give actual pull weights but double action is reasonable and single action is pretty light. My "out the door" price was $435 (which included the WI special background check). I was looking to spend closer to $400:( but I'm OK with what I spent. My LGS sells at 5% over their cost but I think that there might be a bit of padding there. They claim that their supplier charges them a $25 S&H fee. (I suspect not.) That would bring their cost to just over $380 so I think that $370 out the door is a VERY good price! Your LGS is barely making anything on your sale. You didn't mention whether the 66 you're speaking of was the bead blasted stainless steel or the matte black finish. That does make a difference in cost. The finish is a matter of personal preference. IMHO the Taurus 66, 7 shot, .357Mag is a lot of gun for the price. At $370 I don't think you can go wrong. You'd better snap it up before someone else does.
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I paid right around $400 for a new 4" polished blue Model 66 about 3-4 years ago. Absolutely love mine!

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A 4" stainless Taurus 66 was at the very top of my list last year until I found a sale on the Smith 686 (6-shot) that I could not pass up. Had it not been for that sale price, I would have a 66 in my collection now. I don't regret buying the Smith even though the sale price was still more than a Taurus 66....but the 66 would have made me happy, too, I am sure.
 

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I have a 4" Stainless 7 shot Model 66 only had a problem with it one time. A small piece of wood from the after market grips lodged its self into the cylinder release spring locking up the cylinder. After market grips were the problem not the gun.

Mine was a use model that shot extremely high and right. After looking at the sights I realized the previous owner must have been trying to compensate for his poor shooting low and left. He maxed out the sights and then must of sold it as a piece of Taurus junk. Once I dialed the sights in it has remained spot on. At the South Dakota meet a couple of years ago I was shooting clay pigeons propped up on the berm at approximately 100 yards with it. I'd say it is a great shooter when the shooter does their job.
 
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