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Old 05-19-2013, 05:15 AM   #31
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It was back in the 1970s. A Wyoming HP Officer was shot during a road block. His Mdl. 66 S&W had a galled action. The gun locked up and the BG shot the officer with a suicide special.
I never knew this to happen with a Mdl. 19.
Well sure, these things happen. I'm sure that cop had put a lot of rounds in training through his gun. Probably more than this particular one has had. Sometimes guns fail. It's even been known to happen to Glocks and M&Ps. I carry an M&P. just because sometimes someone's gun failed doesn't mean I will write off the gun/model entirely. It's probably not the norm.

Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not disregarding your story. I'm just not willing to write off the gun just yet because of one story of a copy's gun failing. I'll definitely take into consideration everything that's been said here.

Plus, the model 19 isn't available to me anymore.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:28 AM   #32
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Well sure, these things happen. I'm sure that cop had put a lot of rounds in training through his gun. Probably more than this particular one has had. Sometimes guns fail. It's even been known to happen to Glocks and M&Ps. I carry an M&P. just because sometimes someone's gun failed doesn't mean I will write off the gun/model entirely. It's probably not the norm.

Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not disregarding your story. I'm just not willing to write off the gun just yet because of one story of a copy's gun failing. I'll definitely take into consideration everything that's been said here.

Plus, the model 19 isn't available to me anymore.
There was a problem with the early Mod 66 production runs dealing with uneven heating and cooling rates between the stainless frame and the hammer nose bushing. When the frame got hot the bushing was pushed out against the ammo effectively locked the cylinder until the gun cooled off.

From what I understood at the time it took several police departments shelving the unit to convince S&W that it was the gun, and not the ammo. Once the firearm was cooled down and unloaded there was no obvious evidence of any kind of failure.

Other than that one obvious glitch I have not heard of any other problems specific to the 66, or any other stainless S&W. I did have a problem with mine during rapid fire drills, but I would call it more of a hard use problem than I would a 66 problem. The cylinder stop spring got weak so I replaced it.
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I forgot to tell you guys, I bought the Model 66-2, 2.25" barrel. Have so far shot 100 rounds of .38 Special through it. Love this gun. Sweet shooter. Thanks for all the help and advice.

I put some Pachmayer grips on it for comfort while shooting. I'm keeping the originals, though.


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Very nice. The two of you should spend many happy years together. Before they go out of business again you might want to order a Tyler T-Grip grip spacer for it. There's just something about those stock wood grips and a spacer that makes that gun much easier to conceal.

http://www.t-grips.com/
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Six of one, half a dozen of the other. Essentially the same gun, only the 66 is stainless. I generally prefer blued guns, but if this is going to be a carry or hard use gun the stainless might be the better choice.

If it were me, I'd pick the one which felt better in my hand.
I wouldn't go by that alone they are the same frame and take the same grips, which are cheap and easily changed buy the best gun, then buy new grips like the one you like has.
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I wouldn't go by that alone they are the same frame and take the same grips, which are cheap and easily changed buy the best gun, then buy new grips like the one you like has.
I bought the 66-2 because the 19 was sold when I got back to the shop. Put some Pachmayer grips on it, and lovin it every time I shoot it. Or even hold it.
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