Albuquerque, New Mexico – Before heading off to lunch, we return to the sands and sun of New Mexico for the Guns of the High Sheriff. A continuing series, the Guns of the High Sheriff takes a close up look at the firearms used by Detective Charles “Chase” Blohm of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office in Memphis, Tennessee to win High Sheriff at the 2012 National Police Shooting Championships in New Mexico.
Now up — a 4-inch Smith & Wesson Model 66 Revolver.
Fired in Match #7, the Service Revolver Match, Chase managed a score 462-24X (out of a possible 480) with this Model 66.
“I usually shoot a friend’s Model 14 4-inch for this match,” said Blohm. “But we brought out this one for 2012. We call it the Sheriff’s Office gun because a couple of different guys will fire it in the Championships. Myers (John D. Myers) got a 471 with it. Very accurate firearm.”
The Smith & Wesson Model 66 is basically the same gun as a Smith & Wesson Model 19. The only real difference? The 66 has a smoother trigger and comes in stainless-steel (nickel or carbon plated in the 19).