I just got back from the range. The M66 fit me like a glove, and felt just right. The only minor issue I have is with the sights. It's difficult to see the black front sight blade against a dark background. It's challenging. I like challenging because it pushes my skill limits.
In an earlier post, I stated that the M66's DA trigger pull didn't feel as smooth as a 686. It still doesn't, but that's not a bad thing. I realized that it's a Taurus trigger that can't be easily compared to others. The M66 just works, no issues.
Herters Select Brass Case 158gr. JHP's. The sticker dot is 2" in diameter. Distance to target 25 feet.
^ Double action trigger pull. The first one was a flyer. The rest as you see.
^ Placed a sticker on the empty ammo box. Single action trigger pull.
I'm real happy with the M66. My impression:
- .357 Mag = FUN. FUN. FUN. The size of the M66 makes it pleasant to shoot. It sure as heck didn't beat up my hand like a .357 snubbie did.
- .38 +P = A little kick. I had these left-over. I don't think there's a point in shooting them out of the M66.
- .38 = Felt like getting a paw swat from a playful kitten. Very easy to shoot.
I'm on the fence about shooting .38's out of it because of mucking up the chambers. I think I'll keep my eye out for a similar barrel length Taurus revolver chambered in .38.