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    Rossi

    I saw this guy shooting a Rossi 357 stainless and WOW what a great looking gun. He has put over 500 through it with no problems. Asked what he spent on it and it was 300 out the door. Now I have heard they are junk and I would never own one because I feel you get what you pay for. Has or does anyone own a Rossi? If yes what do you think of it and if no what do you think or heard about them?

    I can see someone not knowing anything about guns buying one of these great looking pieces cheap. Never saw one in a gun shop for sale except for Gander Mtn and the guys there talk you out of buying it. I would have a problem buying from a shop that sells these because I heard they were unsafe. In Atlanta I saw a guy sell these out of his car.

    Lets here it for the Rossi's. Can't wait to hear what our friend Mike thinks of these babies.

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    Rossi is owned by taurus I had the 972 which is a 6 6 shot revolver wasn't bad for the money just don't feed it a steady diet of .357 and it will be fine. The older rossi's were really close to Saturday Night Specials. Just as bad as charter arms.

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    There is a Rossi thread over on the TaurusArmed.net site. Most owners like them a lot. One had a firing pin break off. The firing pin is mounted on the hammer like the older S&W design. They seem to spend a lot of time in gloveboxes.
    Most of the chatter is positive.

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    I have a few customers who adore them. But I know their customer service is... well, not really bad, more like slightly confused. Ok, that makes it bad, sorry. I don't want to give specific customer stories, but let's just say I've heard some real eyebrow raisers.

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    my Rossi is my second most fav gun to shoot.(with .38 spl) great for carry (I find Myself only carrying the Rossi and Cobra now) because they just "Disappear" under clothing and are lightweight.

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    My uncle has owned a .38 Rossi revolver for years, but when I asked him about it he advised me not to ever consider buying one. He cited their tendency to stain quickly when handled and generally being very difficult to clean as his reasons, I have no firsthand experience with them though.

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    ajs510, Very interesting note about the finish. Is your uncles Rossi blue, or stainless? How old is it? What about general wear-and tear, etc.
    BTW Shouldn't this topic be in the Revolver section?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummin man 627 View Post
    BTW Shouldn't this topic be in the Revolver section?
    When I read this I did not know they only sold revolvers. I thought they sold auto's. My question is did ever sell aotu's??

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummin man 627 View Post
    ajs510, Very interesting note about the finish. Is your uncles Rossi blue, or stainless? How old is it? What about general wear-and tear, etc.
    BTW Shouldn't this topic be in the Revolver section?
    His Rossi is a stainless, which I know doesn't seem to make any sense but is nonetheless the truth as I know it. He very specifically told me never to buy one because they're next to impossible to keep looking good. Anytime he handles the pistol it needs to be cleaned and wiped before being put away, otherwise the fingerprints leave little marks all over it which are very difficult to get back off again.

    I don't know exactly how old it is, but he had it when I was a kid so I'd have to say it's at very least 15 years old, probably a bit more than that.

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    Thanks for the come-back. The rossi line is pretty limited. They make DA revovers in 357 and 38 sp. Also, single shot rifle/shot guns/ 50 cal. muzz loaders. They look suspiciously like the HR/ NEF of similar configuration.
    And as far as the finish goes, maybe that's why those other ppl keep them in a glove box. As long as it goes bang when needed.

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