Originally Posted by dblcrona
What is with the ported barrel extension? I have never seen anything like this on a revolver before.
I was told by my BIL, who is a d**k, but was a firearms telemarketer that all guns imported have to have a barrel of at least three inches so a shorter one has an extension that is cut off once it gets here for resale and is refinished.
Anyway, it is in fact an integral 3/4" compensater on a 2-1/2" barreled .357 Magnum. It's kinda a stainless reinforced K frame in some regards I'd say. I first saw these in an Interarms catalog (some of you remember them) and thought "what a joke."
However, Rossi had grown up faster than I did. It was named manufacturer of the year and I actually looked at this gun, in hand, and was surprised by its design, quality, and finish (and I machine as one of my hobbies). I lived in a place at the time that DID have a limit of 3" on a barrel for other than home protection or carry, and bought the beautiful ugly duckling, eventually carrying it in a somewhat official role for some years. And other times too...
PS: I think the choice and selection of ammo for your wife is excellent -- You get an "A." Use, but don't abuse, the gun in moderate practice... It has a special purpose at home.