Looking for a used gun for a lady....Rossi?


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IMTHDUKE
October 15, 2012, 11:03 AM
I am not a wheel gun guy, but and looking for a low budget gun..around $300 ....for an older woman to use as a house gun.

Question is for you wheel gun guys....What is you opinion of the Rossi?

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mesinge2
October 15, 2012, 11:05 AM
The pre-Taurus Rossi revolvers are not bad guns. I have an M88 38 SPL snubbie made before they were bought by Taurus and I've never had a problem with it. Also, just so you know; if you keep your eye out for one, you can find Ruger Six series guns and K frame S&Ws for about what your looking to spend. Much better quality for a fraction more.

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc401/mesinge2/My%20heaters/168.jpg

Nathanael_Greene
October 15, 2012, 11:42 AM
I'm guessing that your friend is looking for something like a .38 special?

If so, $300 opens up a lot of doors, especially in the used market.

Depending on where you live, you could pick up a nice used S&W .38 for that kind of money, and as much as I like my Rossi revolvers, there's no denying that the Smiths are better.

Guillermo
October 15, 2012, 11:49 AM
a used Model 10 w a four inch barrel

under $300

great trigger

easily controlled

Arkansas Paul
October 15, 2012, 11:53 AM
Just got a Taurus 82 4" and took the wife to the range yesterday afternoon to shoot it for the first time. She loved it. It was a police trade in and I got it for like $225. Very accurate and easily controlled.

firesky101
October 15, 2012, 01:25 PM
My father has a Rossi that looks an awful lot like the one in post #2. I don't remember the model #, but it is a .357. It has seen lots of .357 loads over the years and has been 100% reliable. Pretty darn accurate too. I would be willing to get a Rossi based on my experience. Of course I don't know if it is a pre-taurus or not.

snooperman
October 15, 2012, 01:30 PM
You can get a very good used "J" frame S&W for that price in 38 special.

Water-Man
October 15, 2012, 01:51 PM
I'm wondering what difference pre Taurus and post Taurus makes?

I was under the impression that Rossi continues to manufacture their own guns, or am I mistaken?

critter
October 15, 2012, 02:47 PM
I gave my sister an old Rossi 5-shot snubby for a house gun. It had had the barrel cut down and a new sight installed plus the hammer bobbed. Not expensive and not pretty, but quite servicable.

weregunner
October 15, 2012, 02:57 PM
Rossi makes their own guns.

http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/rossi-revolvers/11923-taurus-buys-rossi-lock-stock-barrel.html

weregunner
October 15, 2012, 03:01 PM
I own a Rossi 462 and it's part of the CCW carry battery. Now that it is winter I go to something I can fire with gloves on, but the 462 is carried in a Theis IWB holster in warmer weather.

For research purposes there is this.
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/rossi-revolvers/
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/rossi-revolvers/6275-lets-see-your-rossi-revolver-photos.html

Fotno
October 15, 2012, 04:41 PM
a used Model 10 w a four inch barrel

under $300

great trigger

easily controlled

^^^^ This right here.

There are few revolvers ever made that can compete with a good condition Model 10 S&W.

Rail Driver
October 15, 2012, 04:43 PM
Personally I think you should take the woman to the range and find out what SHE is most comfortable with before deciding on anything, especially if she is the one that will be using it.

itchy1
October 15, 2012, 06:37 PM
As many have already suggested, S&W model 10 in that price range.They are very abundant and undervalued because of it.

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