Rossi Ranch Hand

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by big dawg, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I really don't care a whole lot if the writers didn't like it, I still want one and I have decided that when I do get it, it will be in .45 Colt
  2. neilin

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    I have never posted a picture on one of these forums before. It probably says somewhere how to upload a picture, and what the best size is to upload. However, I can't seem to find the info. If you would be kind enough to get me started, I will take a picture of my Ranch Hand and post as soon as I can. Thanks!
  3. Alpo

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    Neilin, you can do it one of two ways. You can upload a picture to one of the many "photo hosting" sites out there. I use photobucket, myownself, but there are others. Once it is there you can just cut and paste it to here.

    Or, you can click on "go advanced" down at the bottom of the "quick reply" box, and when the larger message box opens you will see a row of icons up at the top of it. On the right of the smiley face :) is a paperclip. Click on the paperclip and a box called "manage attachments" opens. Click on "browse" and it will open your photo files, on your computer. Go through them until you find the picture you want, then click "open". Then click "upload" and it will upload it off your computer to this website. You're done.
  4. neilin

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    Here's a try at a picture. Blanks are installed were the sights have been removed. Sorry, I took so long to post the picture.

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  5. raven818

    raven818 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Great looking rifle/gun. I can see myself at the range, quick firing from the hip. :)
  6. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    Well, I see my instructions worked. :D
  7. Brisk44

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    I gotsta admit it do look pretty cool. Thats the best picture of one I've seen.
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    wow that's pretty cool good luck
  9. neilin

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    I took the Ranch Hand, cal. .45 Colt, to the range for the second time. It now has over 250 rounds through it. I had two boxes of factory rounds (50/box), and a hundred rounds of reloads with me. The factory loads were Ultramax, and Precision. I was lucky to have the range to myself for over an hour, so I was able to stand twenty feet from the target. The recoil is mild (no noticeable muzzle rise). There is some rearward recoil, which I felt when holding the butt near the lower rib cage, so I held the gun out a few inches from the body, which made the lever cocking more challenging. I thought the point shooting would be easier than it was. I consider myself to be a pretty good shot in general, but normally use sights. With the Ranch Hand it is fun to shoot, no doubt about it! However, the point shooting is a new experience for me, and it is going to take considerable practice for me to become proficient with the Ranch Hand even at 20 feet. The Ultramax factory ammo gave me 3 misfires. The foregoing being said, I will have fun on my goal to become proficient in point shooting the Ranch Hand. While cleaning this handgun, I noticed about 20 tiny cresant shaped dings in the top of the wood stock where ejected cases bounced off. They add character to the looks of the gun. Empty cases were easy to find, as most landed not more that two feet away. I could not find one case, and later located it in my jacket pocket. Watching some of the old Steve McQueen TV episoces, I noticed he hits his adversaries with the Mare's Leg more often than he shoots them. I can see why, since it is suitable for as a good club. The Ranch Hand is fun, and I love it. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I had to have a gunsmith work mine over to put the finishing touches to it that Rossi neglected to do to get it to function. At the price of the gun, it was worth it to me to pay a little extra for the gunsmith. Besides, I had this on order for 15 months.
  10. neilin

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    I really like your wood box too neil!
  12. neilin

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    Thanks! That was a Christmas gift from my daughter a few years ago. I think Walmart carried them.
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