Rossi may hail from Brazil, but the company seems to understand what Americans want in a wheelgun: power, reliability and as little recoil as possible, please. The RM66 revolver represents a wheelgun that's perfected not for concealed carry, but for hunting, home defense and target shooting. To be sure, it would be theoretically possible to conceal the RM66 ... but with a total weight of just shy of 2 lbs. and a total length of nearly 11", most shooters will elect to leave it as a theory.
That weight and heft, however, make the RM66 far more comfortable to shoot than a .357 Magnum has any right to be. That beefy caliber, while terrific for hunting and home defense, tends to offer fairly sharp recoil, especially in a revolver. However, the RM66's solid frame absorbs much of the force, reducing felt recoil and muzzle rise. Our American Rifleman testers noted this was "one of the easiest-shooting magnums we’ve had on the range in a while."
With a six-round capacity, the RM66 is built with a single-action, double-action operating system, providing a wide, generously textured hammer spur that’s easily reached for single-action operation. On our test revolver, the double-action trigger pull measured in at just under 11 lbs., and thumbing the hammer back into single-action reduced the pull weight to just under 4 lbs.