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Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Strap assassin, Dec 20, 2011.

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  1. Strap assassin

    Strap assassin Member

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    Does anybody have any experience with the rossi handguns?
     
  2. DNS

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    Good line of import guns imho.
    I currently only have a 351 model and its flawless. Only complaint I have is all the extra etching on the right of the barrel reminding me they're owned by Taurus now.

    Still looking for your first gun?
     
  3. weregunner

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    Have a newer 462 in stainless and a 6 shot snub revolver.

    Just got a holster from www.theisholsters.com and it fits the 462 perfectly.

    This will be one of the CCW guns when I get my CCW permit in a couple of weeks.
     
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    My wife's daily carry is a Rossi 68 from 1988, used about 200 rounds a year just to keep it and her in tune. Flawless, so far, but there's still a lot of ground to cover yet.
     
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    I have a Rossi stainless steel .38/.357 excellent revolver 2.5 inch barrel has operated flawlessly since 1996. I take excellent care and it looks brand new. Very accurate as well.
     
  6. shaolink9

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    I have an older rossi 851 in 4 inch with wood targrt grips. nice gun for the money. I think have about 500 rounds throught it. Bought it owned but unused.
     
  7. wvshooter

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    I have a Rossi 462, a Ruger GP 100, a Ruger sp101 and a Smith 686. I also have two Taurus revolvers.

    The Rossi's are ok if you absolutely must save the extra money it would take to buy a Ruger or Smith. Having completely disassembled all four manufacturers products I can tell you there is a world of difference in the quality of the Rugers and Smiths when compared to the Taurus and Rossi.
     
  8. Ed N.

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    I have a Rossi M88. 5-shot small frame revolver, stainless, 3" barrel, wood grips. Very solid, well made gun, quite accurate. I'm pleased with it.

    Is it as well made as a S&W? No. So what? It's like comparing a BMW and a Chevy. Chevys are still solid, reliable cars that do what they're supposed to do and get you where you need to go. Similarly, the Rossi will do its job just fine.
     
  9. wrs840

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    I have one (Interarms era) Rossi: Mod 971 .357 Mag Revolver ‘92 or ’93 mfg date. Stainless, Black Factory Rubber Grips, 4” full-lug bbl, Adj Sights.

    I bought it used in outstanding shape for about $250, IIRC, a few years ago. I think it's a great revolver, and I'm one of those "S&W snobs" they're disparaging right now over in the "What's wrong with Taurus" thread. :eek:
     
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    That's cause it is a great revolver. I got a 720, when I bought it it seemed to have a bit slight bit more play in the cylinder at lockup than my model 10, but no trouble at all, it is very reliable and extremely accurate. I couldn't touch a smith .44 special for twice what I paid.
     
  11. weregunner

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    The Rossi 720 was given the title of being a jewel and a editor top pick.Dan Shideler was the author of that. This was in the "Gun Digest-2011, 65th edition.
     
  12. Liberty1776

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    I have the same one as wrs840, and have shot it more than all my other revolvers. It is accurate, utterly reliable, care-free, and I paid so little for it I never thought twice about getting it. (less than $250, lightly used...)
     
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