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    Rossi vs Taurus?

    I just discovered the Rossi brand. Are they the same as Taurus? What's the deal with reliability, quality, etc?

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    Re: Rossi vs Taurus?

    Rossi and Taurus were separate companies, but now Rossi is part of the Taurus family.

    Rossis are what they are.

    The frames on the revolvers are a little light for my tastes, but I've known several people who used them for CC and had no complaints.

    I like some of their rifles.

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    Re: Rossi vs Taurus?

    Maybe vs wasnt the right word for the title. I am more looking for info on the company, I read the thread at the top about Taurus and Rossi, but have they become more like one company or still remain two with different line ups?

    Also what kind of reliability, quality, etc? I know you pay for what you get but you never know.

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    Re: Rossi vs Taurus?

    Rossi Revolvers have used a Hammer mounted firing pin. Taurus use the hammer to hit the mounted firing pin. I have both, and have not had any problem, with my 357, unless I let it get dirty and hot when it might lock up. But that was 25 plus rds in a short period of time.

    How many times in a defense situation are you going to shoot over 25 rds.
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    Re: Rossi vs Taurus?

    Rossis are a bit older in design than the Taurus. Rossi revolvers have a hammer block to keep the firing pin from contacting a primer on a cartridge.

    Taurus revolvers have a transfer bar to do the same thing just in a different way mechanically and of more modern design.

    Either brand will get the job done and do it well.

    Handgrips for Rossi are harder to find if you need to change them out for something that fits better.

    Here's a link that explains the hammer block and the transfer bar to a degree:
    http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=948.0
    Native Texan said it best in describing the mechanical parts.

    The rest of these links have Rossi and Taurus revolver data ( most of the models included in them and give you a better overall feel fro each brand. Even has the users and the real world shooting instructors/writers and what they had to say.

    http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/in...p?topic=8478.0
    http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/in...p?topic=1428.0
    http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/in...?topic=10085.0
    http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/in...?topic=12177.0
    http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/in...p?topic=9162.0
    http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/in...p?topic=7052.0
    http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/in...p?topic=5405.0
    http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/in...p?topic=5780.0
    http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/in...p?topic=2805.0
    http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/in...p?topic=6754.0

    These below are FAQs from Taurus Armed.Net:
    http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=842.0
    http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=841.0

    Rossi 971/972
    http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/in...?topic=12194.0
    http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/in...?topic=10329.0
    http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/in...p?topic=1187.0
    http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/in...p?topic=6411.0
    http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/in...p?topic=2017.0

    Taurus .357 magnum model 66:
    http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/in...?topic=19433.0

    Granted, there is a lot to o through but you get the flavor of both brands and their capabilities.

    If you want other models in .38 Special those can be brought forth by me. Just PM me or give the word here and they shall appear.

 

 

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