Rossi Ranch Hand?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by monroe45CAL, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. monroe45CAL

    monroe45CAL New Member

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    Anyone got a Ranch Hand I have been looking at them are they a fun toy? Or the mares leg?
     
  2. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    hope it helps. here are a few of my thoughts.

    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f14/my-rossi-ranch-hand-review-67028/

    i have the ranch hand in 357. i REALLY like the mare's leg. just a cool little toy to have. ALWAYS gets big attention at the range. the ranch hand has its ups and downs, read through the review. overall, i really like it.

    and ignore my avatar :D. inside joke.
     

  3. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Had a mares leg-

    Fun for awhile-

    For about two months then not so much.
     
  4. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    He might "like" it. ;)
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i have given much thought into buying one myself, but just for a fun gun to shoot. i know that it wouldn't be practical and have thought pretty much like Hossfly that the fun would wear off and i would probably just sell it off. so unless i ran across one really cheap in price, i doubt i will buy one. still might be cool to have though.

    they are a neat little gun and i was always a huge Wanted or Dead fan. maybe one day if the right one comes along at the the right price.
     
  6. monroe45CAL

    monroe45CAL New Member

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    If i do get one i think i want it in the 44mag. But i do like the 38/357. Still don't know if i want to spend 450-500 on a toy.
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    looked at several at my LGS and if i bought one, it would be the 45 Colt version. would cost about $525 at my LGS. lot of money, IMO for fun gun that's not really practical. pretty much why i haven't bought one yet.

    if i run across one in decent shape for about $250-300, i might consider it.
     
  8. monroe45CAL

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  9. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    well, i know YOU do, mr cool guy! :D
     
  10. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    I think it could serve a purpose for a select few, for the rest is just a novelty. Honestly most guns are that to me, novelties. This would definitely be one, but I too have thought seriously about picking one up several times. I'd go with the 357 or 44.
     
  11. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    You two go find a mountain somewhere, this is a public forum!

    Just shameful!
     
  12. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    only one explanation for that. you couldn't "flip cock" it. you're mad cause your skills just weren't up to the task...lol..j/k...;)

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SEN1lBi7oM[/ame]

    i got flip cocking skills.....now leave that alone, mccool! :rolleyes:
     
  13. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    if only you knew :rolleyes:
     
  14. monroe45CAL

    monroe45CAL New Member

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    Yea its hard putting that kind of money into a toy.
     
  15. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    Hey no judgements here, just jeering!
     
  16. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    i am total agreement with you here. that was all i heard when i was thinking of getting the ranch hand...."what is its use? its just a novelty!"

    then i ask "what do you use your AR for?".....****crickets***** :p

    all guns are novelties unless you are police, military, or use them to hunt.

    the ranch hand can fit a few uses. it would make a nice backpack or atv gun imo. if you fire it correctly, it is as accuarate as any handgun out there.

    its a cool gun. i like mine. not for everyone, but i really love levers...so the mare's leg is pretty cool imo.
     
  17. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    true. but like most firearms, you will get a good percentage back, if you decide to get rid of it.

    i have most certainly wasted money on MUCH more stupid things, that did not hold any value. every electronic device i have purchased comes to mind...:(
     
  18. monroe45CAL

    monroe45CAL New Member

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    Do they hold there value well?
    When did they first start making them? I just started seeing them this year.
     
  19. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    i think you should consider becoming a supporting member! :)
     
  20. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    i only have limited experience here, but i have rarely heard of getting less than 50% of a guns value back on a trade in. often, you do better.