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I just want to know how people around here feel about rossi .38 I know .357 are better/ I know there are better brands ect...I just want to know how people feel about Rossi .38

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 7:44 PM

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Rossi are not bad.

I have some friends back home the own the Rossi and they really like them. A lot of them are Cowboy shooters.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 8:24 PM

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what do think your honest opinion about hi point jc 40 S&W?

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 8:53 AM

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.38 Rossi

The current Rossi (post Taurus) guns are good, reliable guns in any caliber. The early Rossi (pre Taurus) left a lot to be desired. Replacement parts for one had to have been made by the same man on the same day or they wouldn't fit, and then it was still like a lottery drawing of them fitting. The current Rossi (post Taurus) have the same lifetime warranty that the Taurus guns have. I carry a Rossi revolver as a CCW everyday. If your wondering about the .38 Special caliber round, it's a worthy personal defense round. I would have no worries of carrying it. Some people prefer the .357 Magnum round over the .38 Special round due to the short (snub) barrels on revolvers. My guess as to why they do this is the velocity difference coming out of the short barreled guns. That's JMHO though. Most folks shoot the .38 Special round in the .357 Magnum guns during practice. It's cheaper to do so. As a side note, Rossi does offer a 6 shot .357 Magnum revolver in a small frame. Similar (not the same though) to S&W's J frame revolvers. This differs from other small frame .357 Magnum revolver offerings because it's a 6 shot, instead of the normal 5 shot that most other makers offer in that caliber.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 6:27 PM

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i have a Rossi 851 revolver. Its a .38. Looks just like the Colt Diamond Back with the 4inch vented barrel and Its a great gun.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 6:32 AM

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taurus 38?

I'm gonna show my ignorence here, but what is the link between taurus and rossi? I have a taurus ultra-lite 38, and have had zero problems with it. It's accurate, reliable, and easy to carry. The only problems i have had were in finding ammo for it locally and in the use of speed loaders. There is minimal clearence between the frame and the cylinder for the speed loader to slide in. Not going to call this a gun issue, just something i have to train more with.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 7:51 PM

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ronin1604 wrote:
I'm gonna show my ignorence here, but what is the link between taurus and rossi? I have a taurus ultra-lite 38, and have had zero problems with it. It's accurate, reliable, and easy to carry. The only problems i have had were in finding ammo for it locally and in the use of speed loaders. There is minimal clearence between the frame and the cylinder for the speed loader to slide in. Not going to call this a gun issue, just something i have to train more with.

Taurus bought Rossi and it's trade name sometime back. The current made Rossi guns are marked Rossi but are made by the Taurus company. The current Rossi's are a lot better than the older pre Taurus Rossi's and are under the same warranty as the Taurus marked guns. You can go to Rossi's website and enter your model and serial number and they will tell you if you have a pre-Taurus made Rossi gun or a post Taurus made gun. The pre Taurus Rossi made guns aren't covered by Taurus's warranty. Though I have had the current Rossi people help me find parts for the pre Taurus Rossi guns.
Did I put enough pre's and post's in that explanation? :)

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 2:12 PM

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I have never touched or seen a rossi but I am a fan of the .38 round in general. The 357 kicks like a mule were the .38 is much more tame and has plenty of velocity to get whatever close range job done you may need.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 3:25 PM

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My .38

I'm not a super big fan of revolvers as is, but I have a Taurus ultra lite. It's a compact, snub nosed 38, and to be honest, It's great. Reliable, accurate, easy to conceal..... Highly recomend.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 7:36 PM

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Rossi .38Special

Carried one as back-up a long time ago. No problems. Then moved up(?)
to S&W Mod. 36. Accuracy was the same w/wadcutters only. Why did I sell
the Rossi? Just another dumb-ass thing we do when we feel insecure.
Today it would be a S&W mod 60 w/3 in. barrel shooting Buffalo Bore .38
Special wadcutters. In all of this my preference is wadcutters for ammo in .38Special. Must be the quirk in my face as I glance in the mirror.
If you are going to be loading .357mag for the real dance. I would suggest
all of your practice ammo be .357Mag..

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 7:44 PM

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I tell you what for an inexpensive gun they are very well made.And like I said before the vented barrel looks old school bad-ass

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 10:13 PM

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Thank you all for your opinions, I find them all very useful.

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