bought a rossi 357 snub nose

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by nccinstaller, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. nccinstaller

    nccinstaller New Member

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    I bought a rossi 357 snub nose at a gun show for 250 kind of a spur of the moment thing anyone have any experience with them. I will post pics later afternoon
     
  2. soldierman79

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    You are going to get lot of people in here saying how the Rossi is sub standard and poorly made and it'll eat your young and all that negativity...but, i've owned one for several years with several hundred rounds through it without a single problem. In fact, it's my wife's concealed carry piece.
     

  3. trip286

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    yup. I've owned one too, never had an issue with it. In fact the only reason I sold it was because I simply needed the money. I really liked it, carried it on pipeline jobs with me as a snake gun, loaded with ratshot. There is nothing wrong with it, the grips are pretty good, so enjoy your purchase and give us some pics. The only thing I didn't like was the little lock on the hammer, so I just didn't use the little lock.
     
  4. ninjatoth

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    I used to have the 462 stainless .357 snub and it was a fine gun,couldn't hit anything with it but it's finish and reliability were never an issue.
     
  5. nccinstaller

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    Okay made a quick run to the range to play with the new gun. Was a fun little gun and was more accurate than i expected. Made 3" group from about 10 yards so more than plenty accurate for a conceal piece and no jams or anything. Really glad i bought it!
     

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  6. trip286

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    seeing the picture just reminded me of how much I love those grips!! Out of the revolvers I've handled, which haven't been nearly as many as some people, I think that those are by far the best factory grips on a revolver (just my opinion) The reason I bought one those few years ago was because it was the only .357 mag in a small package that holds six and was in my price range-that I could find. Mine was stainless though.
     
  7. soldierman79

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    Mine too. I love that thing! My wife is crazy accurate with it too!
     
  8. nccinstaller

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    Yeah it was really comfortable to shoot and the grips seemed to help with recoil alot. I feel like i got a heck of a bargain especially after i shot. I usually dont buy inepensive brands cause i usually feel you get what you pay for but i was proven wrong wih this gun
     
  9. trip286

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    My wife took one shot and THREW mine into the woods. I had to go find it. The muzzle blast scared her that bad.
     
  10. ninjatoth

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    Had to go through some old disks to find this,but here's a pic of the one I used to have.
     

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  11. nccinstaller

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    Im a bit jealous of the stainless im a sucker for a pretty stainless gun lol. I have a gp100 in stainless that i love taking to the range
     
  12. ninjatoth

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    I traded my Rossi for a Ruger P95 9mm,had some other autos but wasn't impressed with the auto's(except for the Ruger MK3) so I went all out and got myself another revolver.Stainless of course.
     

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  13. nccinstaller

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    I love the mark series 22s i have 2 mark2s one stainless target and one blued standard they are so much fun to shoot! But i love revolvers i want a 44mag next have decided whixh yet though. Here is a pic of my gp100
     
  14. nccinstaller

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    Gp100 6" barrel
     

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  15. ninjatoth

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    I always wanted a GP100 in .357,I especially like your grips,I know some don't have those ones,my ideal .357 would be one like yours but with the 4.2"barrel,I probably won't get a .357 since I now have a .44M and light .44mag loads can do all a .357 can and more,but you can't beat shooting cheap .38s in that GP no matter how you look at it.
     
  16. nccinstaller

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    I got a heck of a deal on that gun too at my lgs. I got it used for 400. It looked like it hadnt ever in been fired so i jumped right on it.
     
  17. ninjatoth

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    That's a good deal,around here they were $480 new a year ago,but within the last few months they went up to about $550 new or $500 for a new looking used one.
     
  18. trip286

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    My current tool. Smith and Wesson 65-2
     

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  19. nccinstaller

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    That smith looks like one buddy ryan has i havent got to shoot it yet though. But we may go to the range this weekend how do you like it
     
  20. trip286

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    I absolutely love it. the stock grips are a little small, even for my small hands, hence the carved up piece of wood in the pic.