Rossi Revolvers???

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    Rossi Revolvers???

    Does anyone have any experience with Rossi, how reliable are their revolvers, how accurate, are they? because they have a nice price tag on them. At one of the stores I go to they have a .38 for $244.00. which is not a bad price.

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    I have shot but never owned a Rossi and it performed just fine. I would purchase a Revo from a company like Rossi long before a Auto where the action is a bit more complicated. They are not the quality of a S&W, or Colt, they do function. I would probably buy a Rossi over a Taurus if I didn't have a thing for S&W wheelers. Many on forums like this will slam the Rossi just because of it's low cost and they have never even held one so take what you read with a grain of salt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joey View Post
    Does anyone have any experience with Rossi, how reliable are their revolvers, how accurate, are they? because they have a nice price tag on them. At one of the stores I go to they have a .38 for $244.00. which is not a bad price.
    I have a m88 that I bought over 20 years ago. It's a 5 shot snub
    38spl. In 0ver 20 years I probably have less than 200 rounds through it. I don't care for pocket carry guns and I don't buy them but on occasion, when the need arose, I have carried this little Rossi in my pocket. I think it was under $200 new. It is what it is and I see no reliability concerns but wouldn't shoot +Ps in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCHornet View Post
    ...take what you read with a grain of salt.
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    Good advice.

    I can't comment on current production. I've seen/held/shot an old one that wasn't much to write home about. In fact, the cylinder wouldn't really lock into place very well. If you're set on a .38 and price is a concern, I'd choose a Taurus over what I've seen of Rossi.

    FWIW--I disagree with NCH on autos, too. You haven't had fun until you've had a revolver lock up on you.

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    I like and want to get one of their 357 models 461/2 for just a little more money and an extra round. What I have read and felt is DA is very stiff but SA is very nice. Give it a try.
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    I have a 461 which is there 6 shot 2 inch barrelled .357. Thousands of rounds trhough it trouble free. I am satisfied with it and would buy another of their revolvers. Also, the are owned by Taurus and covered by their lifetime warranty.
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    My Rossi .357 snub kept jamming so I sold it. Wish I had not, I think it may have been the ammo I was using. But I was young and not that exposed to as many snubbies as I am now. Go with the .357 and carry full bore loads, any extra penetration is good.
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    I bought my daughter a Rossi 351 with a 2"bbl for her first gun. It shoots fine. Probably only have about 100 rounds through it. I did have to have the trigger pull lightened on it. It was so hard my daughter had a hard time pulling it. Once I did that , it was great for double action, but single action it's a hair trigger. I'm sure it's a fine gun, but when she turns 21, I'm buying her a Smith ( unless she prefers something else).

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    Wife qualified with her 461 for CCW. She likes shooting it. She prefers +P .38s over the .357 mag loads though. Not as much recoil.

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    I have the new model 461 made by Taurus . It's been reliable and accurate. I use it as my truck gun.
    I've put about 500 rounds through it with no problems at all.
    My definition of accurate is a 3 inch hole at 12 yards, using both .38 and .357.
    Stock grips are ok and do the job.
    The DA trigger pull isn't that nad but not as nice as a SA auto.
    The SA pull is pretty light and it's fun to use at the range.

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    my current EDC is Rossi 461 - 135 grn speer gold dots (short barrel load)

    I shoot the 1/2 size B12 target at 25 yards at the range, all in the black most in the 8, 9 10 so I'm happy with it

    (I would prefer a S&W 4" k frame...)

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    I bought a 461 for $150 used as a glove box gun....turned out to be so accurate and reliable,I use it at idpa once in a while....trigger sucked in the beginning,smoothed up w/ use and dry firing....the gun itslef is a bit heavy,but that make shooting the 357's barable.Another buddy has the 4" version and is happy w/ his too.Mine is a newer one made by Taurus,not sure about his.
    the new one have the Taurus lifetime thing(I think)so I'd get one as long as it checks out ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herknav View Post
    Good advice.

    FWIW--I disagree with NCH on autos, too. You haven't had fun until you've had a revolver lock up on you.
    Can't say I have experienced this, as I said I haven't owned a Rossi I only buy S&W revos and have never experienced a failure of any kind!!!
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    Hornet--mine was on a Model 19.

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    I have one, the .357 in four inches.

    My only suggestion, don't get the blued. You can tell a quality difference with a smith, but this is good bang for buck.

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