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08-02-2012 04:44 PM
Turtlewolf In Canada these are sold as non restricted rifles, not handguns as we have none of the SBR BS that our southern nieghbors have to suffer. As long as said firearm is about 26.5" long and not semi automatic you're good to go.
The Ranch Hand is an amazing camp gun once that goofy sawed off buttstock is replaced with a full size one, legal for deer and everything else.
11-11-2010 08:13 AM
RVM45 I would prefer one in .45-70. It would have the same range of usefulness as a Sawed-Off Shotgun; with none of the NFA hassles.

That is: it would be [Mostly] for firing two-handed from the hip--or a slightly modified "Under Arm Assault Position". It would be handy for people who have to do room entry--Swat Teams today--Many a scavenging survivalist in the future [Although the survivalist would be checking out rooms that he Thought were Probably empty.]

Another thought: 12" Barrel; 24" overall. If you don't get around to getting a Rossi--or if you want one in .30-30; .35 Remington; .45-70--not to mention Rimfire.....

Get you a good used Marlin; have your Gunsmith cut the stock off like the Bushwhacker; and shorten the barrel to about 16 1/4". That gives you a legal barrel. At 28 1/4" long, it will be more than long enough.

It won't be quite as compact, nor quite as fast handling--But another 4 1/4" of barrel ought to give you a noticeably quieter and more powerful Gun.

[I'm planning on having a long-barreled "Road Warrior" made as soon as I come across a nice cheap double barrel 12 Gauge.....

Its stupid, but one puts up with what he must.

.....RVM45
11-07-2010 05:07 PM
sarge912
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Originally Posted by Pulford View Post
They're here. Got mine yesterday.
If you don't mind me asking, what did you have to give? I have one on order.
11-07-2010 05:00 PM
blue123
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Originally Posted by Pulford View Post
My FFL received my Rossi "Mare's Leg" yesterday (in .44), so I'll post how it shoots once I get the chance. Already bought the holster from Legacy Sports.
please do and any pics
11-07-2010 04:39 PM
Optimist As a field pistol it has its points. No gas blowby at the cylinder. A goodly length of barrel, so you'll get good velocity. It makes a fantastic club, and the loop protects your knuckles while you club with it.
11-07-2010 04:32 PM
Pulford They're here. Got mine yesterday.
11-07-2010 04:29 PM
Pulford My FFL received my Rossi "Mare's Leg" yesterday (in .44), so I'll post how it shoots once I get the chance. Already bought the holster from Legacy Sports.
09-09-2010 08:41 PM
blue123 i'll have to wait untill after the first
09-09-2010 06:43 PM
j.mack
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Originally Posted by ron b View Post
Has everyone missed the true calling of this weapon. It is the perfect zombie gun.
That's exactly what I was thinking. I put one on order a few weeks ago.
09-09-2010 04:41 PM
sarge912
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Originally Posted by j.mack View Post
I was just on the Rossi Usa website and the Rossi Ranch Hand is finally on there.
http://www.rossiusa.com/product-list.cfm?category=17

Good sign. Hey kids, Christmas is coming, $50 each ought to just about do it. Mom can pay the tax.
09-09-2010 04:03 PM
ron b Has everyone missed the true calling of this weapon. It is the perfect zombie gun.
09-09-2010 02:01 PM
j.mack I was just on the Rossi Usa website and the Rossi Ranch Hand is finally on there.
08-02-2010 05:37 AM
sarge912
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Originally Posted by Eric N. View Post
I am getting one (44 Mag).I called Rossi,and they will be shipping them the last quarter of this year. If any thing,it will make a great house gun. I cant wait.
Looks like it got pushed, when I called it was supposed to be mid-3rd Quarter.
I am betting that you will not see them readily available before next year. They still don't have them on the website the last time I checked. Always a bad sign.
08-02-2010 12:10 AM
Eric N. I am getting one (44 Mag).I called Rossi,and they will be shipping them the last quarter of this year. If any thing,it will make a great house gun. I cant wait.
07-27-2010 05:04 PM
blue123 practicality is what you make of it........
07-27-2010 03:40 PM
j.mack
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Originally Posted by trockstroh View Post
So why doesn't anyone think this is a practical gun? I keep reading about how many people think it is a novelty but why can't it be practical? I think that it is a great idea, it can be soldered and because of the barrel length it should be more accurate then a standard handgun. I feel that this would give the Ranch Hand an edge in many situations.

I will be buying one and taking it with me when I am backpacking and camping. I feel that this will be a much easier firearm to carry then a revolver and I also think that this added accuracy of this would help me neutralise a situation at a farther distance then a standard revolver.

On a more far-fetched note, I also think it could be a great SHTF gun. If you think about it if something happened you could not carry a rifle with out being noticed and this would give you an edge against people armed with standard Handguns.

I guess overall I just think it can be practical in some situations. I do understand that it is not for everyone and that Zombieland and other films have given them a bad name and made them look like a toy but I think they are more practical then you guys are giving them credit for.
I tend to agree with your philosophy. I also think it could be a good hog gun for use in thick cover. As far as being heavy, I believe the weight is right at 4lbs. I have a Ruger .44 mag Redhawk with a 4 in. barrel which weighs the abt the same. I went ahead and pre-ordered one.
07-26-2010 09:18 AM
blue123
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Originally Posted by emclean View Post
ergonomics + experance with a pistol version of a handgun.

an AK pistol sounds like it would have all the advantages you listed above, BUT the reality of it is that it takes the worst of both worlds and combines them. too heavy / unwieldy to shoot one handed, bending the strong arm makes it hard to keep it steady.


get a trench coat, or poncho. cheaper and more useful.


good for use in a vehicle.

by all means get one, then come back and tell me where i am wrong.
post #29 seems to ba a convert
07-26-2010 08:35 AM
emclean
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So why doesn't anyone think this is a practical gun? I keep reading about how many people think it is a novelty but why can't it be practical?
ergonomics + experance with a pistol version of a handgun.

an AK pistol sounds like it would have all the advantages you listed above, BUT the reality of it is that it takes the worst of both worlds and combines them. too heavy / unwieldy to shoot one handed, bending the strong arm makes it hard to keep it steady.

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If you think about it if something happened you could not carry a rifle with out being noticed and this would give you an edge against people armed with standard Handguns.
get a trench coat, or poncho. cheaper and more useful.

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I guess overall I just think it can be practical in some situations.
good for use in a vehicle.

by all means get one, then come back and tell me where i am wrong.
07-25-2010 11:46 PM
trockstroh So why doesn't anyone think this is a practical gun? I keep reading about how many people think it is a novelty but why can't it be practical? I think that it is a great idea, it can be soldered and because of the barrel length it should be more accurate then a standard handgun. I feel that this would give the Ranch Hand an edge in many situations.

I will be buying one and taking it with me when I am backpacking and camping. I feel that this will be a much easier firearm to carry then a revolver and I also think that this added accuracy of this would help me neutralise a situation at a farther distance then a standard revolver.

On a more far-fetched note, I also think it could be a great SHTF gun. If you think about it if something happened you could not carry a rifle with out being noticed and this would give you an edge against people armed with standard Handguns.

I guess overall I just think it can be practical in some situations. I do understand that it is not for everyone and that Zombieland and other films have given them a bad name and made them look like a toy but I think they are more practical then you guys are giving them credit for.
07-02-2010 08:36 AM
emclean
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Originally Posted by sarge912 View Post
From what I gathered, talking to the CSR at Rossi, they had no idea it would generate the kind of response they are getting.
with two movies, featureing them (ir ones that look like them) in teh last five years, adn one cult hit tv show a bit frther back. combined with half the cost of other makes of the pistol, they should have known it was going to be big.
they tied up three diffrent genres of fans (old westerns, sci-fi, and horror).
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