the Demise of Rossi Revolvers

the Demise of Rossi Revolvers

What happened to the production of Rossi Revolvers?

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A great comparison of Rossi and Taurus revolvers by GarageGuy 879

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An article about Taurus misadventures in Yemen.

The Rossi Recall

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  1. The Main Man Channel on November 10, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    The active shooter that messes with you will be sorry especially if he lives. That really is sound advice though. If nothing else a good pelvic shot will stop them in there tracks, and pretty much limit mobility.

  2. Michael Alan on November 10, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    Thanks Greg. I did not know either point of the end of the Rossi revolver. My nephew has the 3" ported version the the 357 in this video. I will see if he will trade it.

  3. Steed Andersen on November 10, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    My father inlaw was a security guard. He carried a Rossi .38spl. It was a great little shooter. Glad some one is doing a fair video on them.

  4. C B on November 10, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    Rossi is awesome

  5. j Mac on November 10, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    My local gun shop had a Rossi Model 687 blue .38 with rubber Rossi grips. Other than my Smith and Wesson model 36’s and Smith and Wesson Nickel model 38 light weight I’ve never drooled over a pistol more. I didn’t have the ok from my money manager (spouse) at the time. Went back a few days later and it was gone. It was an older one imported by Interams. It was in 99 percent with only slight drag mark around the cylinder. I’ve researched the Model 687 and couldn’t really specific to it. O well guess I’ll look for years for the next one.

  6. fbweaver63 on November 10, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    thank you for the info. i never knew about the sales to yemen or the recall. i twice almost bought a pre-braztech revolver. both were beautiful, and one was like new although old. the bluing was stunning. i just couldn’t as all my revolvers, except two, have transfer bars, which i trust to carry. the two are in 22 and 32. i have always wanted a rossi lever action.

  7. Mike Seier on November 10, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    Shoot them in the dick,… if they keep coming at you they’re not human!.. excellent video Greg.

  8. Garry Morris on November 10, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    Have same gun good shooter. What do u think it is worth.

  9. traumajock on November 10, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    I had one. A blued 4 inch 357. Model 971 maybe, its been a long time. The cylinder latch was difficult to push, sometimes, wouldn’t budge. I traded it away. A friend had a 44 magnum Rossi. It was locked up tight, the trigger wouldn’t move at all. something inside had broken off. Neither of these guns were old. I think Rossi had good designs, good workmanship, but poor quality metal.

  10. Mark Taylor on November 10, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    I have a Rossi .38 my father gave me about 5 years ago. After watching your video, I checked mine and it’s an Interarms M88 in stainless, which tells me my dad had it longer than I thought. He bought it new as he never purchased anything used except cars. Thanks for this information.

  11. Sebastião Jardim on November 10, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Dear friend, good afternoon! I have a ROSSI revolver, manufactured in 1984, 4 inch barrel and six shots, oxidized blue. It’s an excellent weapon. It is a shame that TAURUS, after buying ROSSI, has stopped manufacturing this weapon here in Brazil. Thanks for another great video and stay with God!

  12. XTREME RACR 200 BETA RR on November 10, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    I purchased a 4 inch high polish 357 Rossi prior to the Taurus purchase. It was beautiful on the outside and one on the most accurate revolvers I ever owned. It was also very poorly machined around the cylinder and internally and had some funtion issues that I was able to solve with file, stone and general clean up. Sold it to a friend to purchase a SW 640-1 sometime in the 90s.

  13. Marie-Noëlle Baechler on November 10, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Thank you for this video
    If I understand you well, Rossi revolvers disappeared because of Taurus’s poor management. That’s really sad.
    It seems that there is less and less revolver making compagnies currently.
    This is bad news for me and for quite a few people.

  14. Bobby Tarte on November 10, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    I’m a God fearing church going man. I train for this scenario often in hopes that it won’t happen. Thats why I practice head shots just in case. Most of the cowards who commit these crimes don’t want to die themselves. As always God bless you for another great video.

  15. milesian1 on November 10, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    I could watch wheelgun videos all day and all night. I always appreciate Greg’s knowledge, skill, and clarity.

  16. Danger Man on November 10, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Good tactical advise! Hard to focus on bad acts when you are worried about the family jewels…Never owned a Rossi, but everything I heard about them was positive.

  17. Dastardly XK120 on November 10, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    I like your target/ shooting !!!

  18. CyborgZeta on November 10, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    I no longer own any Rossi revolvers, but I do own a Rossi 92 lever-action in .357 Magnum with a 16" barrel. Very light and handy carbine; I enjoy it a lot.

  19. C B on November 10, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Borother I shoot the same way.

  20. George Mcmillan on November 10, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    I have two Brasstech Rossi revolvers. A 6", slabside .357 magnum with a non fluted cylinder, and a "3 .357 snubnose revolver. I love to shoot both of them on a regular basis. They are definately two that will never leave my collection.

  21. Tyler Morrison on November 10, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    It’s a nice looking revolver, Greg. Just make sure you don’t drop it, and take a hit to the groin. 😝

  22. Old Cop on November 10, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    Interarms was in my city, on the waterfront, and I purchased my stainless PPK from them. Great company to deal with.

  23. richard kluesek on November 10, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    Smith & Wesson should make a counterpart of the Rossi 462. Pachmayer makes a concealment grip for it too. As a collectable it will rank alongside the Colt SF VI, last of the original D frames in stainless. The closest alternative would be the twice the price Kimber K6s da/sa. Or a larger K frame.

  24. Stranger Oddities show on November 10, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    I always liked Rossi revolvers!

  25. scott koerner on November 10, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    My first firearm was given to me by my father and due to the sentimental value will always be with me. It is a Rossi 38 special made somewhere in the late 1960s. My father bought it to take with him while diving for sunken treasure off the coast of Mexico in the early 1970s. This was before he met my Mom and was doing some awesome bachelor stuff. As his story goes he accidentally forgot to check it on the flight on the way back from Mexico and instead had it on the plane with him. He says he would probably still be in a Mexican prison if they had found it.

  26. sissy dreams on November 10, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    As always, thanks for the great information! I’ve been wondering why they phased out their revolver line. It’s a shame that manufacturers have moved away from making small 6-shot high-polish revolvers. That finish is gorgeous!

  27. JAR on November 10, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Its a work of art ✌

  28. Shootin' with Uncle Dan on November 10, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Yep….if I get shot in Little Uncle Dan….I am done😀

  29. TheJurgisRud on November 10, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Did you buy that privately or through a gun shop? I can’t imagine a gun shop selling you a firearm with an active recall on it.

  30. Mohammed Cohen on November 10, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    …"Certain amount of psychological trauma"…yeah no sh*t…I’ve got one of those Rossi ‘snubbies’…good little gun…if it doesn’t STOP the bastard it’ll certainly keep him from making anymore little predators…

  31. bigpapa 87 on November 10, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    The guy I went through for firearms training he teaches low light tactics for shooting and his includes two shots of the growing for reasons that you said mainly which is the pelvic bone if it gets shattered they’re not staying in so they can’t chase you. Second of all I was involved in a paintball shootout where the guy was engaging me from probably 10 to 15 yards out he started hitting me a couple times in the growing and I just gave up I wasn’t about to let that keep happening. As far as having a six shot revolver if you like tours they just come out with a six shot revolver as well

  32. ThecrazyScotsman on November 10, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    Great history of what happened it is amazing how many companies essentially "kill" themselves through some dumb action whether it be a statement or supporting something that is way far left to selling firearms to another country that is known for terrorism and the like

  33. 3Pillers on November 10, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    👍 Greg, good shooting and thanks for the history lesson.

  34. The Main Man Channel on November 10, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    That is a pretty revolver.

  35. Toney Holcombe on November 10, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    I miss my old 68. Wish I’d never sold it.

  36. Toti Zabayle on November 10, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    Too bad I missed out on the Rossi revolver. It ‘s a nice looking stainless steel handgun.

  37. mikey3800 on November 10, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    could not believe the recall. They used 2 safeties(hammer block and rebound slide) that have been used for decades.
    They could not make them right resulting in 2 cases of safety malfunction and injury. I guess the corners were cut in quality control

  38. Royse Leech on November 10, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Nice looking Rossi

  39. Steve Lewis on November 10, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    A friend of mine, who has now passed away, carried that revolver for 30+ years. Even though he owned other handguns, he was very comfortable carrying his Rossi. Thanks Greg, for the good memory of my friend Tom.

  40. Liberace Boii The 3rd on November 10, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Lion quest, your well thought out and well put together videos are always a joy to watch. Especially your revolver videos

  41. MPGunther1 on November 10, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Had a 4" Model 971, Very nice revolver

  42. Len S on November 10, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    Love it! Interesting to hear about firearms history, thanks!

  43. Mad Marlo Gaming on November 10, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    I always thought that Rossi was a great looking carry gun. Almost purchased one in 2015 in Florence, SC. I think the lgs had it priced at 260.00. I loved the grip, six shot capacity, and magnum capabilities. Unfortunately, I didn’t purchase it but to this day I still think how comfy the grip was. Marlo Sr

  44. Bob Hartman on November 10, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    Thanks, Greg. I learned something about Rossi I didn’t know.

  45. Tor Tojed on November 10, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    To recall revolvers because some idiot dropped it on the "hard pavement" and the loaded gun…fired? As idiotic as it gets. Why not blaming the pavement: "hey, Mr. Pavement, you’re sanctioned for not preventing an idiot’s gun to fire when it struck you. You will not be cleaned from any dog shit during next 2 years!".

  46. Jeff Paul on November 10, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Even a 22lr to the groin would have most men worried more about their jimmies than fighting for at least a few,seconds. Long enough maybe to,put a round or 2 in,the next soft areas. Throat, arms, etc

  47. Shootin' with Uncle Dan on November 10, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    My first revolver that I bought brand new when I turned 21 was a Rossi 22LR in SS with a 4" Barrel it is still working. Uncle Don has it now.

  48. Michael Galvin on November 10, 2021 at 10:30 pm


  49. Daryle Wilson on November 10, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    When Taurus offered to replace mine with a 5 shot Taurus I said no, I just wont drop it on it’s hammer. Plus Taurus doesn’t make " Bright Stainless" any more only Matte finish and they suck.

  50. Jack Bauer on November 10, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Nice gun! Thanks for telling us the history of them.