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    Revolver for summer pocket carry.

    As the weather begins to heat up I am thinking about a 5 round .357 revolver. I am really diggin the S&W 640pd but it is sort of giving me sticker shock at almost 1k. As I was poking around in the gun stores I saw a Rossi. The price is a third of the S&W but in guns as with anything you get what you pay for. I am truely concerned that it may be a revolver of a quality eaqual to a Hi-Point. I did a search for "Rossi" on this forum and for "Rossi revolver reviews" online and did not turn up anything comprehensinve.

    The Charter Arms was a little pricier than the Rossi so this make is in the running too.

    How many of you have fired 500+ rounds through a Rossi and have a favorable impression? Anyone find the make to be a lemmon?-Jay
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    I own a Rossi I picked up almost 20 years ago. It is a bit too big and HEAVY in all SS 4" for CC but it IS my go to gun at the house.

    Rossi makes a great gun for the money and I have NEVER had an issue. The SS quality is excellent aqnd the wheel timing and action is smooth and flawless. I just had it to the range last month and put 150 rounds through it. Flawless firing and a decent pattern. (I still anticipate the pull on the .357 until I have put a box through it)

    I don't think you can go wrong with Rossi for the $$$
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    I've been considering the same, although I have no reason not to love my Kahr.

    On a side note - is there a seasonal trend for pocket pistols? I know that when I was a car salesman, convertibles were in demand when the weather was good, 4x4's when it was bad, and they were priced accordingly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Rogers View Post
    As the weather begins to heat up I am thinking about a 5 round .357 revolver. I am really diggin the S&W 640pd but it is sort of giving me sticker shock at almost 1k. As I was poking around in the gun stores I saw a Rossi. The price is a third of the S&W but in guns as with anything you get what you pay for. I am truely concerned that it may be a revolver of a quality eaqual to a Hi-Point. I did a search for "Rossi" on this forum and for "Rossi revolver reviews" online and did not turn up anything comprehensinve.

    The Charter Arms was a little pricier than the Rossi so this make is in the running too.

    How many of you have fired 500+ rounds through a Rossi and have a favorable impression? Anyone find the make to be a lemmon?-Jay

    Skip the space age metals at high prices and get an airweight. Only 2 - 3 ounces heavier, just as functional, but less than half the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Rogers View Post
    As the weather begins to heat up I am thinking about a 5 round .357 revolver.
    Any particular reason to go with .357? With modern ammo, terminal ballistics of a .38 special are quite good. A .38 is going to be easier to shoot and cost less than a .357, particularly when it comes to lightweight guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Rogers View Post
    As the weather begins to heat up I am thinking about a 5 round .357 revolver. I am really diggin the S&W 640pd but it is sort of giving me sticker shock at almost 1k.
    Where is this? I got mine brand new for about less than $600... about a year ago.
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    I have a S@W 442 and love it for my pocket. I just left the gun shop and saw 4 or 5 S@W airlite's for les then $500.00 keep looking for a Smith. Good luck!
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    I am gonna cast another vote for the SW 442/642!

    They are Smiths best selling revolver for a reason.

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    There's a section for Rossi only owners over
    at Taurus Armed.

    I have read both good/bad comments about them.

    Rossi Firearms

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    BTW I paid 225.00 for my Rossi brand new in box. I have put over 3000 rds through it without issue.

    I do like the S&W airweights a lot but I don't like a hammerless revolver. JMHO. I am still a fan of DA / SA whenever possible. Its all about choice
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    Perhaps a S&W Airweight?

    Just picked up a brand new 642 without the internal lock for $445. Yes, it's a .38 rather than a .357 but, after shooting it, I can't imagine what shooting so light a gun with .357 rounds would be like. And, with the short barrel, not sure how much more powerful a 357 would be over a good 38 +P lead jhp. You might want to try both if you have a chance and then decide. In any event, $1000 is way high for a pocket wheelgun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadrash View Post
    I am gonna cast another vote for the SW 442/642!

    They are Smiths best selling revolver for a reason.
    Another endorsement for the 442/642 S&W revolvers. Don't leave home without it.
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    I can not give insight on the rossi or that model smith but I currently carry a tuarus 650 CIA .357 mag. i love it for : the price, the stopping power, its versatile - you can use .38 and the size. one thing im not crazy about is the weight at 23 oz and have been considering trading in for a M&P 340 which is half the weight..

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    S&W 642 would be fine....or look at some Taurus model 85's...I have the 85UL and it works just fine for front pocket carry in the summer.
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    Smith and Wesson 637 Airweight .38+p for me. I have owned Rossi revolvers and while I had no problems the Smith J-frames just seem to melt into my hand and are a joy to carry. At $430.00 the S&W is not a whole lot more than the Rossi. Besides it just feels better to carry a S&W thats made in the USA.

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