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Rossi Ranch Hand
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Anyone have one or have shot one?

Any recommendation as to which one to get?

They come in .45, .357, and .44 mag.

I'm thinking the .357, since its a powerful round and can shoot .38s which are cheaper, but I've got a good amount of .45 and wouldn't need to buy too much new ammo. But then I'm thinking why not the .44, because thats damn powerful and the ranch hand is a mini rifle (more or less).

The wife saw it in a homesteading magazine, and I like the look of the gun.

Here is a pic if you dont want to google.

[Image: Ranch_Hand_2.jpg]

What are your thoughts?
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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One day I'll start buying useless guns too.


I thought I just saw one somewhere and went to check...


[Image: HPIM5426%20copy.jpg]


It's a .22LR - saw it on Cope's website. $334



Good luck. Hope you get one!
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Useless??? Lol....I wouldn't say that.

Guns are fun, and if the wife likes it even better. Besides, the reviews say its accurate, reliable, and fun to shoot. And I'm not paying panic prices. I looked somewhere for a Beretta CX4 and they are something like 1700 on gunbroker.

I'm simply poking around for something to buy until the black panic ebbs, and ignoring anything that is a carbine from my list. Even the Tommy Guns are 1700.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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#4
Fun? Absolutely!

I'm pretty much ready for something like that. I have all the practical stuff squared away, so I'm looking into something that's simply "because I want it".


Case in point...

[Image: mfour_22_pistol.jpg]


They run about $430 -or at least they used to.
(and I can't find one in stock anywhere)

As dumb as a hi-cap .22LR pistol may be, it's really high on my "DO WANT" list.
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#5
The Ranch hand is on my short list of wants. It's a good looking rifle.
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PisnNapalm;65713 Wrote:The Ranch hand is on my short list of wants. It's a good looking rifle.

Classified as a pistol, actually. Owning a short rifle like this isn't legal per some law, but sold as a pistol it gets around that...so I've read.

I love that my wife wants one.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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I'm curious why they went with a loop that large. Is it in some way advantageous? I'd think you'd generally want to have to move your hand as little as possible, making a smaller loop more desirable. That said, I'd sure like to try one.
TheWolff, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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#8
Oooh! Just saw that it comes in 45 Colt too. That's one of my favorite cartridges. I reload it and we all love shooting it from my Judge. I'm seriously going to have to fondle... umm... check one out.
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TheWolff;66455 Wrote:I'm curious why they went with a loop that large. Is it in some way advantageous? I'd think you'd generally want to have to move your hand as little as possible, making a smaller loop more desirable. That said, I'd sure like to try one.
I am thinking its so you can "flip" reload it. Think Terminator 2 when arnold is shooting from the harley.
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The Hobbit;68924 Wrote:
TheWolff;66455 Wrote:I'm curious why they went with a loop that large. Is it in some way advantageous? I'd think you'd generally want to have to move your hand as little as possible, making a smaller loop more desirable. That said, I'd sure like to try one.
I am thinking its so you can "flip" reload it. Think Terminator 2 when arnold is shooting from the harley.

I'm pretty sure that's what it's for. And I gotta be honest, seeing that done scares the shit out of me. The likelihood of that action closing fully and the trigger being pulled before a solid grip is achieved may be low, but I still don't like it. Just seems like poor gun handling.
My guns have killed less people than Obama's ATF has.
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