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Rossi's 2018 Catalog is as sparse as sparse can be...

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Over the course of the past few years, Rossi's offerings have significantly dipped, leaving a once robust catalog of diverse firearms ranging from revolvers to rifles offered in a variety of calibers/configurations limited to an extremely limited catalog with only their most popular firearms.

There are many theories in regards to what has lead to Rossi's catalog becoming so slim, ranging from the Rossi brand being damaged after an alleged massive black market arms deal between Rossi and insurgents in Yemen to the class action lawsuit against Taurus resulting in them discontinuing various firearms or severely limiting their production to recoup their losses, but regardless of what the reasons may be, the results have never been quite so apparent than in Rossi's 2018 Catalog.

For those who have yet to see it for themselves, allow me to spare you the time and disappointment of downloading/viewing this sad excuse for a catalog. No, I'm not exaggerating nor bashing it by calling it "a sad excuse" either, as this so-called catalog is honestly little more than a pamphlet containing only 5 short pages, only 3 of which really have anything on them, and what little is there is thrown together in a truly minimalist effort. I'm talking some low resolution pics of the firearm accompanied by a 2-4 sentence long introduction and finish with some stats.

Even more disappointing is how few products are listed inside, which I will list below...

  • Rossi Rimfire Rifle (Available in .17HMR, .22LR, and .22WMR)
  • Rossi 92 Rifle (Available in Blued or High Polished Stainless Steel chambered in .38 Special/.357 Magnum or .44 Magnum)
  • Rossi Circuit Judge (Available in Blued or High Polished Stainless Steel)
  • Rossi Matched Pair Rifle (Available in .22LR/.410 Bore)
  • Rossi Single Shot Rifle (Available in .410 Bore)

That's all, 5 firearms total, all of which are rifles, offered in far few chamberings/configurations than ever before. (This is especially disappointing for me because I was planning on getting a Rossi 92 in .45 Colt.) None of their Revolvers remain.
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There should be plenty of 92's out there in 45 colt. keep an eye out on the gun boards they will show up there.

I have a 92 in 45 colt and really like it.
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Very sad indeed. Rossi made some fine revolvers, that's for sure.
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Extremely sad that a once proud firearms manufacturer is now down to a pittance of what they once were, due to many reasons, many of which may or may not be true. I think the best description of Rossi I heard was this: "Taurus is letting them wither away into obscurity". Sad to see this happening.
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