Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Strap assassin, Dec 20, 2011.
Does anybody have any experience with the rossi handguns?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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