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    Maybe all I really need is a good head slap, but words of wisdom couldn't hurt..

    OK, it's bee about a year since the Rossi Ranch Hand hit the market, and were extreemly difficult to find. The the second wave of inventory came along and most were still going for MSRP. I can now pick one up local for around $440 OTD and I find myself sitting on the fence.
    I mean lets face it, it is a novelty gun even though it is legally a pistol, it ain't. Can't call it a rife, heck it is too short. Does it really have a place it should fit into other than a novelty firearm.
    It looks neat, could be fun....but for how long before the novelty wears off. I do have a few hundred .45LC ammo rounds, but then I do still have my Ruger Vaquero and Raging Judge that will eat the .45LC. I don't need it, but well............what to do, what to do?
    Give me some direction, imput, head slap or something.

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    I'm with you I have handled one and loved it. I would get it in 38, 357 as thats what I have. They say they sell a lot of them at Academy but I just can't get my mind sold on what I would do with it that I can't do with my hand guns. It's one of those things I get a headache from just wanting to think about it. I hope I never walk in with enough money but I do have other guns that I have higher on the need list then one of those. Like a full size lever action, I don't have one and would love to own one in even 30.30. I grew up hunting with one and love the way they feel. They are one of the most natural pointing guns I have ever shot. Open sights all the way it just hits what I'm aiming at.
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    The Winchester Mares leg came in pretty handy in Zombieland so the Rossi should fill that notch easily.
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    I hear what you are saying, at least maybe I am not crazy. Or if I am, I now have company who understands. Not sure that is a good thing for either of us .....lol.

    I do have a Marlin lever action that I haven't pulled out in a while, maybe I need to. Could just help cure the bug for wanting the Ranch Hand. I guess another part is that I have been on a bit of a buying spree as of late...all handguns. I try to stagger them out best I can, but there are a few in the pipeline waiting shipping. I try to buy guns that if ever needed would be easy to recycle into the market (Legally) at a price that would either be a break even or better return. I'm not sure the Ranch Hand fits that description and criteria. But then fun seldom does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparks9293 View Post
    The Winchester Mares leg came in pretty handy in Zombieland so the Rossi should fill that notch easily.
    Good point, but taken with a grain of salt. Another plus would be the Rossi is much less expensive.

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    Get it! GET IT!!!!

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    I didn't actually know that they were that hard to find?
    I know of 3 gun shops in the immediate area that have them, saw 2 just this morning at the range.
    Now I have no idea of what the price is as I have no desire to own one.
    I can't see a real reason for the gun and can think of other weapons that i would rather have than that one, but hey if it calls to you then get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denton View Post
    Get it! GET IT!!!!

    +1. You're overthinking this way too much.
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    If your budget has room for a firearm for pure snicks and giggles? The various 'mare's leg' offerings fit the bill for impractical fun guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonrjen View Post
    Give me some direction, imput, head slap or something.
    I'll pass on giving you a head slap...but will offer my input.

    If this is a gun you've really been thinking about for a while...and deep down inside you really, really want it and can afford it; I say go for it.

    You probably won't "get your investment back" if you decide to part with it down the line; but that's the way it has been with me on every firearm I've ever sold.

 

 
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