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Taurus / Rossi Firearms

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:11 pm
Here's a pic of my newest toy...a Taurus / Rossi Ranch Hand.

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It is a lever action repeating pistol holding 6 in the tubular mag...+1 in the chamber and will shoot both the .44 Magnum and .44 Special cartridge from it's 12" barrel. Overall length is 23 1/2" and it weighs in at 4 lbs. The metal is a matte blue and the furniture is made from Brazilian hard woods.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:32 pm
If this firearm looks familiar to some of you, it's because of the 60's

TV series called Wanted: Dead or Alive starring a very young Steve McQueen

as Josh Randall, a Civil War veteran who carried a sawed-off rifle as a holstered weapon

and made a living as a bounty hunter in the Wild West of the 1870s. The show ran

from 1958 to 1961. McQueen faked a car accident to put the series into hiatus while

he went on to film The Magnificent Seven.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:55 pm
That's a great lookin weapon SHOOTER, congratulations!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:53 pm
That gun is just aching for some cast lead bullet love.

And being that it's blued steel and wood, I like it even more! I grew up on steel and walnut guns, never owned a stainless gun till fairly recently and the first polymer framed pistol I ever bought was maybe six years ago.

The gun I choose to carry every day, and I can pick from practically anything on the planet, is an all-steel and wood sidearm just for the cool factor.

Your Ranch Hand has some definite "cool factor" as well!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:47 pm
Thanks nitesite... I'm old school myself when it comes to firearms...blued steel and hard wood furniture makes the firearm pleasing to the eye in my opinion.

And, the next time you make up a batch of .44's, let me know, I'll even send you the brass !! ;)
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:48 pm
I'm looking to buy a rig for my new Mare's Leg... here's a few I've seen:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:33 pm
VERY cool!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:02 pm
Thanks SNIPER...!! Image

Both rigs have their plus and minus(es)...the top one uses a hook to catch the saddle ring ( which may or may not be secure enough when moving around faster than a walk ), and the bottom one has two breakaway clamps...which may take some speed away unless you practice the pull ( if you pull to close to the top, the bottom clamp may or may not come away as easy ). Gotta do more research...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:02 pm
New pic of the Taurus 905 SS2 9mm...

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:35 pm
Love the grips on this one LES...
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:13 pm
Yes Sir,

The silver-black has some great tones...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:49 pm
Always a pleasure to view your fine photos sir...!!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:18 pm
Taurus 66 .357. My usual woods carry. Stout enough for man or (most) beasts and very controllable.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:00 pm
scorpion, I'm really liking your posts.

My wife has a 6" Taurus mod 66 357-7 shot with Hogue grips. She doesn't like too many guns, but she has claimed that one.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:40 pm
In my area most folks consider the .357 marginal for black bear, but my opinion is I can get off a second shot before I can get my 44 Mag Blackhawk back on target after the 1st shot. I knew a guy who claimed he fanned a SAA-type 44 Mag, but that was either a tall tale or he was The Hulk once he picked it up. For me, a strong believer in shot placement, a .357 Mag with hard-cast leads like Alaska Backpacker ammo is almost ideal in terms of both lethality and controllability. 44 Mag rules, but that 1st shot better place well. IMHO.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:36 pm
I wouldn't want to take on anything bigger than a black bear with hot loaded 357.

Especially not a big brown or grizzly.

We have some really big dumpster diving bears here. Some upwards into 600 lb territory.

When I go out checking my cameras and the cabin, I worry about getting ambushed or rushed. Both are something the local bears will do if they get a half a chance.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:51 pm
I carry my 357 when up at the cabin in case I stumble upon something but If I were going out to hunt bears with a handgun I would want something with a little more energy to it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:14 pm
Taurus TX-22 ame home last October.
Shot about 450 rounds and no problems with cycling.
Accurcy is good (groups consistantly.
The 16 round magazines are kinda tough to load though.
Especially in cold weather.
I like the feel.
It points well and takes down like its big brother the PT111G2.
My only gripe is after the weather cooled off 15°F the rear sight adjustment detents have started to wander under recoil.

To adjust the all plastic rear sight you need a really small slotted jewlers type screw driver.
The detents click nice and clean.
Elevation is a rocker eliptical cam that the detents keep in adjustment.
The threaded windage will wander as well.
The sight will adjust to where you want your Point of Aim to Impact.
But my particular .22 sight will start wandering as recoil unlocks the detents.
Thinking of getting the sight adjusted to where Im happy and scribe whitness marks.
Then remove the sight and use superglue to lock the works in place (fixed sight)

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:47 pm
A few years back I bought a 4" adjustable sight Taurus 941 .22 magnum revolver.
It was to replace a old 3" fixed sight High Standard Sentinel Mk IV.
I like 941, trigger pull is nice and crisp, the double action is allot lighter than the high standards.

The one thing I find off putting are the smallish rubber grips that just dont feel right in my hands.
My kids love it, and think its great.
Accuracy is better than I can shoot it.
I guess I should find a replacement grip.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:38 am
Rex in OTZ wrote:A few years back I bought a 4" adjustable sight Taurus 941 .22 magnum revolver.


I used to have one of those, a Taurus 94 .22LR. I agree the grips were a little smallish, and I sold mine when other trinkets caught my eye. But it was accurate enough.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:35 pm
I had read the internet bashing about Taurus.
I took a chance and purchased that 941 back in the early 00's and so far has been a reliable little rimfire.
The FFL that I bought it through was selling allot of the Taurus rimfire long arms as well.
All seemed to be sound firearms.
My second Taurus was a longarm
Then by chance I bought a used Taurus 9mm that has been a fun, problem free hand gun as well.
My last NEW Taurus has been a real performer.
Of course the TX-22 has that funky plastic rear sight with a sight detents that wander under recoil and walk your shots off target.
My particular rimfire rear sight moves full to the left by the time I make the 16th shot.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:30 pm
Rex in OTZ wrote:I had read the internet bashing about Taurus.


I hear ya. Fact is every manufacturer makes a lemon at one point. I had a Jeep Cherokee that was an absolute monument in the NAPA parking lot. But my normal woods carry is a Taurus 66 in .357Magnum and it's never had a fault. Been gucked by rains, snows and mud and cleans up and just keeps working.
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