.38 Special +P Rossi Revolver

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  1. 01brian

    01brian New Member

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    So, I'm looking at revolvers now. What do you guys think of Rossi revolvers? I liked the grip and the price.

    I had a little trouble with my sig at the range and am reconsidering what to carry until I get a LOT more practice in with the sig.

    Thanks in advance!
    B
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    RJay Well-Known Member

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    There is an old clique that a cat won't sit on a hot stove but once, the truth of the matter is, the cat will never sit on any stove again. I once owned a .38 Special Rossie, never again. That is about the only advise I can give concerning the Rossi revolvers. Perhaps others can be more positive.
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    I can't say about the 38+P but I do carry a 462 in 357, it's never given me a problem or failed in any way. Only thing that I wish it had was adjustable sights.
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    I am more inclined to use a wheel gun in .38 Special now. I am afraid of the autos jamming. I agree that the auto's have more fire power. But, I can't trust 'em with my back to the wall.
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  5. 01brian

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    Thanks for the input. Rhuga, I think you are right. I realized at the range I underestimated the complex nature of my semi auto. I'm thinking that for me, a revolver is the way to go for now. I got a month or so before I pick one up. I like the full grip and small package of the Rossi. I saw a charter arms on another post here that looked pretty nice too. I'll keep scrounging around for info :)
    Thanks Guys.
    Brian
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    howlnmad Well-Known Member

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    Brian, don't sell the Charter Arms wheel guns short, they're a fine gun. A lot of people do because of their low cost.
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    Shoot standard .38 special in your Rossi revolver for practice, and load up with +P for PD. It won't hurt a thing. A Rossi is not known for it's quality workman ship, nor for it's strength. A steady diet of .38spl +P will shoot it loose, and cause faster than normal wear.
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    I bought one for my wife years ago. Took it shooting and never had a problem with it. Always dead-on. It is not rated for +P though.
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    Uhh, what is it you guys are shooting that is jamming all the time that would scare you away from autos? I shoot hundreds and hundreds of rounds and cant remember my last jam. Also, if you train to clear a jam, you can do so in a matter of one second.
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    I have a 4" EAA Windicator and love it. Thinking about getting another one. The price is right and the quality is great.
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    You know what happens when you buy one of the cheaper semi-autos, they jam! And how many of us really get the training we need to be profecient?
  12. 01brian

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    I got the sig P2022 in 9mm. its my first auto handgun. I had a few problems at the range as noted above and just need more time with it. During this training time, I would like to have a reliable wheel gun until i'm 100% comfortable with my sig is all. So, i've been looking around and thought the rossi seemed pretty reasonable in cost. I think I'm going with the ruger SP101 when all is said and done.
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    Another possibility if you are thinking of buying something new..you can likely find a good quality used Smith for not much more than a new one of less quality. In my opinion S&W revolvers can't be beat.
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    I have owned and still own two Rossi revolvers in .357. One is blued with a 4"bbl and adjustable sights the other is a S&W 66 copy 2.5" SS and they have both performed fine for me. The 66 is a might tough with 158 gr JSPs in it, therefore it gets 125 gr JHPs and my 4" gets the big load.

    My Taurus 941 is a joy to shoot too.
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    I can't see a Sig doing a lot of jamming. The only time one of my Sig's has jammed was when my Granddaughter was shooting the P226 and she was limp-wristing it.

    Way back when I couldn't afford much else, I owned three Rossi 38's and really liked them. I saw a used one at my local gun shop the other day and almost bought it, but it was beat to death.
  16. 01brian

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    Well, thanks for the input. The sig didn't jam. I just need more practice with it.
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    Sorry, I misunderstood, I just assumed (dangerous thing to do) that you had jams with it!!
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    the problem i have with my rossi revolvers is finding autoloaders that work well with them. seems the cylinder is close to the frame
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    I've carried a Taurus titanium 85 for the last 10 years or so. Never used it defensively but I've put a lot of rounds down range without any problems. I have several wheel guns and several conceable automatics but I keep carrying the Taurus.
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