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Finally got my revolver

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by mcfoto, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. mcfoto

    mcfoto Newberg Active Member

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    I've been a good boy this year and it's finally my birthday so today I got my reward: Smith 66-8.

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  2. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Ooooo!

    Happy Birthday!
     
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  3. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I like it.
     
  4. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I hate to tell you this, but I already see one major flaw with your 66-8...








    It's not mine.



    :D
     
  5. Hook686

    Hook686 Northern California Active Member

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    Nice. :)
     
  6. GOG

    GOG State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations. Now shoot the heck out of it.
    A 4" .357 is pretty much an ideal revolver.
     
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  7. ron

    ron Vancouver, Washington Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I have been looking at these for some time. Very nice. They feature
    lock up on the crane instead of the ejector rod and 2 piece 4.25" barrel.
    This is a new design for S & W. I am jealous. Happy Birthday:):):)
     
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  8. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Nice revolver! Happy Birthday!!!:)
     
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  9. taroman

    taroman Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Tougher than the old 66s, too.
     
  10. 2ndtimer

    2ndtimer SE Washington state Active Member

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    So, Smith &Wesson finally copied Ruger's system. About time. I still think the GP-100 and SP-101 are built sturdier than the comparable Smiths. And I have owned several of both over the years.
     
  11. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Just give it time...
     
  12. mcfoto

    mcfoto Newberg Active Member

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    This was my impression in asking around while I was shopping and going down the home stretch, I was convinced I was getting the GP100. Then I asked a gunsmith. His response, "Both are good guns and equally reliable but the Smith will be easier to tune." Good enough for me. No buyer's remorse here.