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Range Report - Taurus model 66

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by CoLoSSaL Uprising, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. CoLoSSaL Uprising

    CoLoSSaL Uprising

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    So, I went to the range today, first time I have gotten to shoot since the fall. We don't have an indoor range here, but I happened to be in a neighboring city and I took that as an opportunity.

    On tap was a Keltec P3AT, my everyday carry Kahr K40 Stainless, and my Taurus model 66 7 shot, 6 inch barrel blued revolver with hogue grips.

    I shot the keltec and hated it. Literally. Absolutely good for nothing gun.

    K40 is always rock solid. 1 inch group at 20 yards. Flawless feeding and ejection with 8 full magazines gone through.

    Then it came to the model 66.

    I started firing .38 +p rounds, anticipating a recoil that I was not used to.

    I was wrong. The recoil was far less than my P3AT - and even less than my K40.

    At 10 yards I was on the bullseye all but one shot with 21 rounds. One shot was 3 inches off.

    Ok, so I move it out to 20 yards. 1 inch group at 20 yards with the .38 +p ammo - 21 rounds. I shot each shot single action.

    So I upgraded to the .357 ammo. Recoil was similar to my K40, but man was it accurate. Not one shot out of the bullseye - 21 more rounds fired at 10 yards.

    So I do the same at 20 yards - had to take my time a little bit - was at 3 inch groups with 21 rounds.

    I switched to dual action and had to adjust to the longer trigger pull, but it was still amazing.

    This is the first revolver I have ever shot other than a 22. I am in love. The smooth trigger pull, accuracy, and recoil reducing weight made me VERY happy.

    I will always carry my K40 because I just can't figure out how to easily conceal a 6 inch barrel. But I will look forward to every range trip with this piece.

    By the way, that Keltec is going to get sold real soon. 2 magazines worth was enough for me.
     
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  2. .45Super-Man

    .45Super-Man

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    The older 66 was as close as you could get to the old S&W M19 combat magnum. I had one years ago and they're very good!
     

  3. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    First revolver I had was a Taurus 66. I had reduced power trigger springs installed to sweeten the trigger, it worked well.
    Do you have any pic of these one inch groups?
     
  4. CoLoSSaL Uprising

    CoLoSSaL Uprising

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    Nope. I didn't have my camera with me and I threw the targets away. Next time I will video it.
     
  5. G26S239

    G26S239 NRA Patron

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    Congratulations on your 66.
     
  6. simplyrob

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    the 66 is my only revolver and i too love it. granted i have had major issues with every other taurus ive owned (4 others), but, never a single peep outta my 66. agreed, +1.
     
  7. gatorhugger

    gatorhugger

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    I had a 66 taurus liked it a lot.
    Interesting the Keltec was a "good for nothing Gun"
    Try sticking that 66 in your front pants pocket.
    Then you may see the benefit of the p3at. It's not a range gun.
    But it can go places others cannot.
    I'll give you $100 for it and relieve you of your Keltec miseries.