I Bought a Smith & Wesson 66-1 Yesterday

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You claim that, "I’m not a revolver guy. However, my “gut” told me to buy it anyway".
Well; you did the right thing.
You should always trust your gut (unless you have an overabundance of candida bacteria that tell you they 'need' a 6th bowl of Rocky Road ice cream)....or whatever.
....But when it comes to old Smith & Wessons, it simply means that you're low on iron- (shootin' iron).
Like 65NY told you, "You're a Revolver Guy now!"
So, congratulations.

P S- You can still be a (whatever you were/are) guy too- but you've just expanded.
Without ice cream.
Old P&R S&Ws; A perfectly healthy way to gain extra weight.
 
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You claim that, "I’m not a revolver guy. However, my “gut” told me to buy it anyway".
Well; you did the right thing.
You should always trust your gut (unless you have an overabundance of candida bacteria that tell you they 'need' a 6th bowl of Rocky Road ice cream)....or whatever.
....But when it comes to old Smith & Wessons, it simply means that you're low on iron- (shootin' iron).
Like 65NY told you, "You're a Revolver Guy now!"
So, congratulations.

P S- You can still be a (whatever you were/are) guy too- but you've just expanded.
Without ice cream.
Old P&R S&Ws; A perfectly healthy way to gain extra weight.
Thanks for the laugh! 😄
 

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Thanks for the laugh! 😄
You're welcome, sir.
But, seriously folks; The 66-1 is a super choice for a .38 slash .357.
Why the / (slash)?
'Cuz they are 'Mainly' (Manly?) .38s...but CAN be used with .357s. Too many, too hot .357s are not a good diet for K frames (more for L & N framed S&Ws, w/ which there should be NO issues). But try to stick to a minimal use of 158 gr. Magnums in yours....to protect the forcing cone & prevent 'flame cutting'. You can look all this up, as I don't have time to detail it now. Just 'Trust the Science' ( & HANG Faux-she)!
Great Revolver, though!
You started @ the Top....so may as well Stay There.
 

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You're welcome, sir.
But, seriously folks; The 66-1 is a super choice for a .38 slash .357.
Why the / (slash)?
'Cuz they are 'Mainly' (Manly?) .38s...but CAN be used with .357s. Too many, too hot .357s are not a good diet for K frames (more for L & N framed S&Ws, w/ which there should be NO issues). But try to stick to a minimal use of 158 gr. Magnums in yours....to protect the forcing cone & prevent 'flame cutting'. You can look all this up, as I don't have time to detail it now. Just 'Trust the Science' ( & HANG Faux-she)!
Great Revolver, though!
You started @ the Top....so may as well Stay There.
This exact malady occurred to my six inch barrel #19 I bought in 1978. Young man, new reloader, new competitor, ignorant about full charge, hot magnum reloads (including many factory magnums), having just too much fun. Could have used some good advice, sage counsel back then. Thought I knew it all.
 

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