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Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by rem870forever, Dec 11, 2011.
Are the Rossi r972 357s any good
They are decent. Most of them need a bit of trigger work but for a starter gun you could do worse.
I've done work on several Rossi revolvers and they all have one thing in common, poor internal surface finish, once you get past that its all good as far as my experience goes. They're never going to be as good as a Smith and Wesson 686 but its a nice start, know what I'm saying?
Ya but im on a low budget
i have shot a couple in the past, as long as you are not expecting a S-W or a Colt, or a Ruger, then you will be fine. they are okay pistols IMO, just not great.
I have a Rossi 917 (357) & love it - It actually lives in my truck 24/7
SA trigger is light & crisp & DA pull is a bit long & heavy (natually) but pretty smooth--
I think they would be fine for the person that only shoots a box or so of shells a year. If you want to be a steady shooter of 357 mags then save up for a name brand.
I've shot Rossi/Taurus revolvers for many yrs with hundreds of rds thru them - some over a thousand ----Name Brand my ear ringin butt
You need to refrain from giving your non exsperienced gun brand naming "from what you've heard" stuff on down the road & not try to repeat it here to a guy that wants the truth about a gun from guys that actually know what they're talking about If you say a Rossi is only good for "a box or so a year" you are non-informed, FOS, & basicly just not qualified to say anything
Rant over- Guys like this just piss me off
Let's see if this is enough experience for you. I've owned at least six Rossis that I recall; two Win 92 clones, a 20 ga coach gun, a 22 pump, a 38 special revolver and a stainless 22. I spent a lot of time trying to get the 92s smooth enough to be acceptable and finally managed, but I know from experience that Rossi's internal machining is rough. None of the Rossis was acceptable accurate, feeding was fair, finish ran the spectrum from fair to poor and I finally decided to stop wasting my time with them. I sold off all of them except the 22 revolver, which I kept as a reminder against the unlikely event I ever got the urge to buy another Rossi.
I do disagree with the former poster that a Rossi won't last more than a box a year; you can shoot them for several boxes and they probably won't fall apart. They'll just be rough, inaccurate and poorly finished.
I can totally buy that
As much as I hate to use this phrase it does apply in this situation.
You get what you pay for.
Rossi or rather Taurus the parent company is a growing business so making mass amounts of firearms that are affordable for the casual shooter or someone who's looking for an economical way into the shooting sport is their general goal.
Pumping out hundreds of guns at a time doesnt give the company the time to have their machines do a lot of finish cutting, which takes longer. Time is money and they dont have a lot of money to spend because of their competition so they have to cut a corner somewhere.
I'd much rather a company cut a corner on something I can fix with a couple of easy to get tools such as internal finish than something like barrel threads or timing on the revolver. A few passes with a coarse stone followed by a finer grit, a thuriough cleaning and the trigger feels a good deal better on most Rossi pistols.
Playing with the spring weights can improve that even more, but if the weak handed women in my family can deal with the original double action trigger pull on all the Rossi's (22s, 38/357s, and 44s included) I've ever worked on then I know the OP can.