New member here. I am trying to decide between the GP100 and the S&W 66 for a new purchase. One of my main criteria, having smaller hands, is trigger reach. Would someone who has both comment on how the reach compares? Thanks in advance!
Good thoughts. Thank you. I'd love to visit WNC (Western North Carolina?) but with the price of gas, this Hoosier could almost buy one of the two!Welcome to the Forum!
It's been a while since I handled & shot a S&W 66 but I'll try & offer a few thoughts.
Trigger reach is a subjective issue.
Both models can come with different sized or shaped grips,, which can affect the trigger reach.
And both models can easily have grips swapped out for a set that fits YOUR hands better.
When I teach,, I use 3 identical handguns,, where the only difference is the grips. Each person's hands are different enough to where often it's easy for a student to find a gun that fits & feels the best over the other 2 guns.
So, to kinda answer your question,, it'll depend upon what grips are on the gun of choice as to how you reach the trigger. BUT,, grips are easily swapped for better fitting ones,, so I'd not judge a gun by that alone.
The S&W can come with smaller, grips, or the larger "target grips." The Ruger can come with a plain set or the Match Champion style. All these are factory.
If possible,, try handling the same model of gun with different grips. And also,, try to make sure that when you try 2 guns,, that the barrel length is the same. Balance comes into play when a shorter barrel is handled, vs a longer barrel, and that also affects the "feel" in the hands.
If you are near WNC,, I can offer to let you try that.