UPDATE to: Short Barreled 357 Thread...GOT ONE!

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    UPDATE to: Short Barreled 357 Thread...GOT ONE!

    Hello All,

    After taking into account all of your suggesitons, I finally decided on a S&W 66, 2 1/2 version. I searched and found what appears to be a new in the box version 66-2...yes I wanted to try to find a nice no dash or 66-1 for the pinned barrel and recessed cylinder but this was too nice to pass. Here is a picture from the seller for now, I get it on Tuesday or Wednesday next week.

    I would like some thoughts on grips: prices/size etc.

    Thanks again for all of your help!
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    Sweet weapon, I have a Mod 19 2 1/2 which is similar. Super accurate but does have a bit of a roar when shot with .357s.
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    Great choice. You are going to want to have some grips with rubber-type material to absorb part of that recoil against the web of your hand. I don't know of any that are pretty.

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    Good find. The 66 is a great gun, I think you will be happy with it. The only 66 I have had the pleasure of shooting had Nills grips on it. It was very comfy, but you are going to pay a high price for those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    Sweet weapon, I have a Mod 19 2 1/2 which is similar. Super accurate but does have a bit of a roar when shot with .357s.
    I am sure it does so I am looking for some decent grips, wood or rubber to help tame the recoil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rathos View Post
    Good find. The 66 is a great gun, I think you will be happy with it. The only 66 I have had the pleasure of shooting had Nills grips on it. It was very comfy, but you are going to pay a high price for those.

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    WOW, they look very nice and very expensive....BUT really nice.
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    Congratulations! P&R is over-rated, IMHO. You have a wonderful weapon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harley2007 View Post
    Hello All,

    After taking into account all of your suggesitons, I finally decided on a S&W 66, 2 1/2 version. I searched and found what appears to be a new in the box version 66-2...yes I wanted to try to find a nice no dash or 66-1 for the pinned barrel and recessed cylinder but this was too nice to pass. Here is a picture from the seller for now, I get it on Tuesday or Wednesday next week.

    I would like some thoughts on grips: prices/size etc.

    Thanks again for all of your help!
    Congrats! I love mine, sure you will also. I put pachmyr compact grips on mine, conceals very well, and helps felt recoil alot!

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    Nice revolver, good choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shooterX View Post
    Congrats! I love mine, sure you will also. I put pachmyr compact grips on mine, conceals very well, and helps felt recoil alot!
    I will probably end up with Pachy's as they always seem to end up on my guns....but I love the looks of some of the exotic wood grips!
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    The exotic woods are nice, but with full-house 357 loads you are going to want some rubber against your hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harley2007 View Post
    I will probably end up with Pachy's as they always seem to end up on my guns....but I love the looks of some of the exotic wood grips!
    Yeah but you'll appreciate the pachmyr's on this one, trust me!

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    You made a good choice, that is a nice looking revolver. Those look like factory grips. Yes, synthetic would better handle recoil but the wooden grips will better facilitate a speed loader. Of course, I don't know the size of your hands but I've seen a T-grip (Tyler T-grip?) used to give a little more purchase on the wooden grips. Now for your holster choice (s) !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedogfather View Post
    You made a good choice, that is a nice looking revolver. Those look like factory grips. Yes, synthetic would better handle recoil but the wooden grips will better facilitate a speed loader. Of course, I don't know the size of your hands but I've seen a T-grip (Tyler T-grip?) used to give a little more purchase on the wooden grips. Now for your holster choice (s) !!
    I totaly forgot about the T grip...that may be a great choice, thanks for the reminder!
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    My Hogue Monogrips tame the recoil real well for me with my 66-1.

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