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At the Range: Smith & Wesson Model 66 & Model 69 Revolvers

by Guns & Ammo TV   |  August 7th, 2014 5

smith_wesson_model_69_44_magnum_L-frameSmith & Wesson introduced nine new handguns in 2014, among which are a pair of revolvers that stand out in S&W’s long-standing tradition of building high quality wheel guns.

Those revolvers are the Model 69 and Model 66, both double-action (DA) revolvers with stainless steel frames. The Model 69 marks the first time S&W has built a .44 Magnum revolver on anything other than the N-frame, while the Model 66 introduces the return of the K-frame.

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Craig Boddington and Kyle Lamb discuss the traditions of S&W revolvers and take the new Model 69 and Model 66 out for a spin in this segment of Guns & Ammo TV, airing Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET on the Sportsman Channel.


For more information on all nine new S&W handguns introduced in 2014, pick up a copy of the April 2014 issue of Guns & Ammo.

  • MrSottobanco

    Lucky guys.

  • Town22

    Skills of shooting; it’s a good life.

  • HankB1

    Good concept guns – especially the L-frame .44 Mag – but they’d be even better if the suits at S&W had finally seen fit to discontinue that silly integral lock . . .

  • Johnny Nightrider

    i like the .357 Magnum on the L-frame rather than this SS model on the K frame the model 66 just like the model 19 on the K-frame except in blue with wooden grips.I’m trying to say I like and prefer the >357 magnum on the L-frame like the 686 and 686 plus.The .44 magnum on a L frame called the model 69 in SS.No thankyou I’ll stay with the N -frame on the .44 magnum.

  • SW

    I’m hopeful for a model 66 with a 2 1/2 inch barrel again. I loved the old k frame model 19 with a 2 1/2 barrel.

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