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Know anything about a Rohm (RG) .44 Mag?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by BUFF, Mar 15, 2010.

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  1. BUFF

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    My friend bought one recently:eek: I advised against it. Do I need to stand waaaaayyy back when he shoots this thing? I think the guy gave him a handfull of .44 special rounds with purchase. I found lots of negatives relating to RG/Rohm..just not much on .44 mag!! :uhoh:
     
  2. w_houle

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    I've been on the look out for one. Just as long as it has good timing; it should be fine. I don't think Rohm made any in Fla., so it has handled at least two 44 mag proof loads. I would shoot .44 special only through it as well. If he is really uncomfortable with the idea of shooting it, I might take it depending on how it looks.
     
  3. BUFF

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    considering how much he paid:scrutiny: I doubt anyone would come near it unless desperate for this thing. I know he has fired it just to try it out. He didn't mention lead fragments flying back in his face as some have. I think he just wanted something to have "just-in-case" SD. He has no other firearms.
     
  4. BUFF

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    I should've said home defense rather than self defense..I tried to convince him a Maverick shotgun at Academy would be quite adequate and cost effective as well. He was dead set on a "Dirty Harry":D size revolver.
     
  5. MCgunner

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    I thought a .44 mag in a RG was known as a hand grenade? :D
     
  6. FM12

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    I'd be very careful, I'm just saying.
     
  7. w_houle

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    Oh, come on and shame the devil: How much did he pay?
     
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    Yeah,enquiring minds want to know.
     
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    As already said, if it times well and .44 sp loads are used (although magnum rounds would be alright,I would opt for that extra margin of safety) it should be fine. It will fire when you pull the trigger and that is all that is required of an HD weapon.
     
  10. Guillermo

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    The Rohm 44 Magnum is a great self defense weapon. Give the weapon to an intruder and they will destroy themselves when they try to shoot you
     
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    The Rohm does Jedi mind tricks?
    I have an RG...
    14 .22lr
    14S .22lr
    26 .25 acp
    38S .38 spl
    All have fired ammunition on more than a few occasions, and they have not exploded:eek:
     
  12. Guillermo

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    yet

    Rohm was the worst major manufacturer of firearms. Pot metal and high pressure cartridges is a lethal combination
     
  13. jimmyraythomason

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    a good combination to have on your side. There is more brand prejudice here than actual evaluation. The RGs indeed have pot metal frames(many top grade brands also use light weight frames) but the barrels and cylinders are steel(and that's where it counts). The weakness of RGs is in the controls often resulting in poor timing but not KB.
     
  14. BUFF

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    Thanks for the input guys..given the overall consensus I'll probably advise him to shoot it little (with the light loads) and just keep it ready for HD. I'm no expert, but the thing didn't feel lightweight or too inferior (was kinda fugly though). Also, a .44 special round would/should be plenty stop an intruder..
     
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    Haha +1
     
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    :evil:oh, and by the way..the devil pulled out 3 bills for this thing!:what:
     
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    I don't think ANYBODY will disagree with that!
    I hope that was 20 dollar bills.
     
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    The gun is probably rated for factory loads, but I wouldn't expect a lot of longevity out of it. If you can get rid of it, I suggest you (or your friend, rather) get rid of it. These things would be a good collector's item, but geesh, three bills!

    I'd love to see some good photos of it.
     
  19. Guillermo

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    You folks are being mean about this weapon. Jimmy Ray says you are guilty of "brand prejudice"

    You should be ashamed
     
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    I was kinda thinkin' dollar bills, myself, but still 3 bucks too much. :rolleyes:

    I own Kel Tec, Taurus, Ruger, Rossi, Charter Arms, Phoenix Arms......yadda, yadda. I know bashing, normally the bashee. But, hey, I need my chance once in a while and, besides, I'm not bashing so much as I'm trying to save a life here. :D
     
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    w-houle says that his are whole and he actually has shot them
     
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    Oh, btw, I'm ashamed to admit that I once made the mistake of buying a RG .22 revolver. I had a cheap blank pistol once, looked a lot like it, but it fired every time and didn't spray my face with lead when it went off. :rolleyes: Both guns were equally accurate, as in, I couldn't hit squat with the RG, so I might as well been shooting blanks in it. :rolleyes:

    Man, my knees get weak and I start sweating just thinkin' about a RG with a .44 magnum actually chambered in it. MY GAWD!:what::what::what::what::uhoh:
     
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    speaking of cheap guns, a local shop has a Rossi 38 for 100 bucks. I keep thinking that it would make a good truck gun.

    Talk me out of it
     
  24. jimmyraythomason

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    my dad's RG in .22 short does everything my Browning Buckmark does (except shoot LR). I carried it as a trapline gun for a couple of decades. I have put at least a brick of WW ammo through it without a hitch, no spitting lead or anything it wasn't designed to do.
    Why?" What you choose to buy or use is none of my business.
     
  25. MCgunner

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    I can't, really. I have an old Interarms M68 bought in 1981 that if it had a S&W logo on it, would fool most of the shooters on this board. It's pretty awesome. I've owned some in the early 90s that lacked the attention to detail, the fit and finish, but they all went bang and shot well. I had a 971 that broke a firing pin. I had a smith fix it and it worked fine until I traded it. That was a neat gun for hiking, sort of between J and K frame in size and weight.

    I have my 68 and a M511 Sportsman .22 kit gun at present. I use the 68 (3" barrel) more as a kit gun than a carry. I carry it occasionally, but if I'm going to belt carry, I can carry my 3" Taurus 66 in .357 magnum. I bought the thing for my step dad so I could get my grandpa's M10 Smith back. Old man wanted a gun around the house and I wanted that M10. I inherited it back a few years ago when he passed away. I don't think you can go wrong for a truck gun, really. It is accurate, reliable, and if someone rips it off, you're out 100 bucks. What's not to like?

    But, don't buy an RG. :D
     
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