I have the 4inch blued version of the 971, as a well as a Rossi M68 (Snnubby .38spl) and a Rossi .357 Lever action carbine. I love them. They're great guns. I've shot smith and Wessons, and Taurus' revolvers but I'll stick with my Rossi. They perform flawlessly. And for the price you can't go wrong.
I'm planning to get another Model 68 when I find one.
Rossi is a major and successful manufacturer in the international firearms market. I have a Rossi long gun and absolutely state I am pleased with its performance and accuracy. I would recommend a Rossi rifle or shotgun to anyone. Rossi's main negative commentary, I feel, comes from a decision to have low prices for the consumer thus lower profit for the gunstore.
I have a small Rossi .357 Mag pistol. Its got about a 2" barrel, with about an inch long compensator on the end of it. It sure is fun to shoot tho. I haven't had any reliability problems with it as much as I shot it. I didn't have to drop any money on it as I inherited it so its been a good deal for me. Really love shooting the .357 mag out of it. Its a pretty powerful load coming out of that gun. Good times there. Other than that, I have no other experiences with Rossi pistols.
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