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Old 01-22-2014, 05:43 AM   #1
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So i have been told by a few people about Rossi i was told they are cheap yet good revolvers. Any thoughts? im planning on getting another gun with my tax return but as im getting only 400 bucks back my options are limited so im exploring all options for a new carry gun/ home defense gun. any input is appreciated thanks guys

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The ones I've seen seemed pretty good.

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Anyway..What's your desire for this Rossi? Is it a 357? Range toy or carry piece?

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as i stated above carry/ home protection. and yea probably a .357
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I've always heard they don't hold up as well with a steady diet of full house loads but I have no first hand knowledge of this being true.

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as i stated above carry/ home protection. and yea probably a .357
Sorry, I've been up a while and misread your full OP. Anyway I'd research all I could and explore any other options you might have. I picked up a used K frame S&W a couple years ago for all of 350.00. So there are deals to be had if you look long enough. THe Ruger GP100 is a fantastic 357 as well.
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Okay, so you are willing to put your life on the line with a cheap, but good revolver.

Rossi is now under Taurus, and the brand "Rossi" is not in the same category as Cadillac is for GM.

If you are "getting another gun", then get one that you will be proud to pass on to your heirs.

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A Rossi made before taurus would be my choice in a Rossi.

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So i have been told by a few people about Rossi i was told they are cheap yet good revolvers. Any thoughts? im planning on getting another gun with my tax return but as im getting only 400 bucks back my options are limited so im exploring all options for a new carry gun/ home defense gun. any input is appreciated thanks guys
i had a friend who had a rossi 357 and it seemed like a good gun imo. shot well and was pretty accurate imo. the only prob he experienced was getting a decent value for it when he tried to sell it. the less expensive guns lose more value normally.

if that is what you really want, get it. a bit more gets you a ruger. if you want a bit more of a well known name in revolvers, you could start with the 400 and save a bit each month.

but if you want it NOW (trust me, i understand ), it will likely be a good functional gun.

good luck gun shopping!
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I had a Rossi 462 snub nose in .357, I never had any issues with it. I have however of heard stories of the firing pin shearing off of the hammer and making the gun useless, and I have heard it multiple times through reading different sources. Now whether that is true or not I don't know, but what I do know is a Ruger sp101 snub in .357 is a comparable gun and only about $100 more in most places, so personally, if I buy another snub i'm gonna spend the little bit more and get what I know is tried and true and that I can have more peace of mind about.

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