Rossi?

Rossi?

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    Rossi?

    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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    YUCK!!! Get a used Ruger or S&W instead.

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    Rossi's Serviceable with a terrible trigger that is very heavy and can make accurate shooting very difficult

    I would look for a used S&W or Ruger for the same price point or go just a few more $$$ and get a new Taurus 65 or 66 if you must have a new gun.

    The Taurus revovlers have a decent trigger that will smooth up over time, just be aware that the screw that holds cylinder release latch will work itself loose while you are shooting them. A little Locktite will cure this.
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    Recommend one of the police trade-in S&W Model 10s from Bud's gun shop online:

    Used S&W Police Model 10 38sp Round Butt $269.00 SHIPS FREE

    That was my choice for an inexpensive house gun. A very well made gun that is very easy to shoot. Mine resides on the nightstand. Here's a picture:

    Model10.jpg

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    I do believe that the used S&W 10 is the way to go
    A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.

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    Great idea lowercase! Good gun too.
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    I will put in a vote for the Model 10 also, great gun and at that price too hard to pass up.
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    Another voice in the chorus... used is the way to go. S&W K-frame (M10, M64) or Ruger (Service Six) are good choices.
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    I have a Rossi 46103, .357 with a 3" barrel. It is an S&W 10/13 size gun. I bought it for $229 brand new. It's a bit heavy for my taste in a carry gun, but I do carry it part of the time. It's my "If I scratch it, I won't sweat it much" gun. Works as it should and goes bang every time. A bit heavy, but I appreciate that a bit as it absorbs the recoil well. My favorite feature has to be the rubber grips. They fit my hands very well as well as my Wife's much smaller hands. I would describe the trigger as moderately heavy, but this is my first wheel gun, so I have no point of reference. My Wife has no problems with the trigger pull.

    Bottom line- I'm very pleased with it for what I paid.

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    Over the years I have owned two Rossi 38's. Never had a peoblem with them and they shot well for a low budget gun. but if you can get a used smith, then that is the way to go.

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    Nothing wrong with Rossi® revolvers; my wife carries and shoots one & loves it. Take a look here to see what Rossi® revolver owners say..........
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    I had a 461 2'' barrel great gun but kind of stiff trigger if fired double action

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    I have a Rossi 38spcl that I got for under $250.00. Snubbie. I have never ever had an issue. It never fails to go boom when I want it to, it is very light and concealable. The ammunition will not set you back. The accuracy is just fine. You can spend a lot more money for a higher end revolver that will not do any better unless you get something with a paper weight of a barrel 58 inches long that can also substitute as a door stop because it is so cumbersome. The Rossi is a quality firearm...maybe it ain't blue chip but it will work fine.

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    I'd go for a used Model 10 or 64....

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    My wife has a 3" Stainless Rossi .22LR revolver, bought primarily as a snake gun. It's well-made, for the price. No, it's not a Smith or a Ruger, but it does the job. No direct experience with the .38, but I wouldn't hesitate to buy one if the price was right.

    You might also consider an EAA Windicator in .357, if it's for HD and not carry. It's basically a knockoff of a S&W K-Frame, and can be had for around $280 new, last time I looked. They're not as pretty as a higher-end gun, but a good value. I just wouldn't plan to put thousands & thousands of practice rounds downrange with a low-end gun.

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