- Published on Wednesday, 17 March 2010 21:28
The definition of gun review as pertaining to these pages means Christine’s opinion of the particular firearm being “reviewed”.
RG Model 66 Western Style Revolver
Rohm GMBH Sontheim BRZ
Caliber - .22 long rifle cylinder can be switch to 22 mag.
Barrel length – 4"
Weight - 1 pound 15.5 ounces
RG or Rohm GMBH Sontheim is not really known for the quality of their guns but they did make a few models that were found to be reliable and even fun. The RG model 66 cowboy style revolver is one of those.
While I have found alot of negative information on the web about RG guns I believe some of that information is really another symptom of gun snobbery. I found several places that stated the model 66 is not worth more than 35.00 regardless of condition. I do not believe this to be so.
Between my mother and myself we have put several hundred rounds through her little revolver with never an issue. It is easy to clean and easy to fire. It has an easy to use safety that just as easily can be taken off in an emergency. The extractor is smooth and easy to use.
The one draw back I do see to this little gun is the fact that the cylinder does not flip out but rather there is a "loading gate" and a solid frame so you have to load and extract one bullet at a time. I guess you have to make sure you shoot what you want in 6 tries because it would take to long to reload to maintain your target.
Our accuracy test consisted of shooting a little metal spinner made for .22 target shooting. The RG was pretty accurate when I fired it from about 5 yards and even more accurate when I closed in. I was able to hit the target only 3 of 6 times past 5 yards. I can not say this is an issue with the gun or with the shooter.
At this point , I would say that this is little cowboy style revolver is worth the 90.00 my mother paid for it. It is a fun and fairly accurate 6 shooter that seems to be made relatively well. This gun will probably serve many years of plinking and varmint shooting.