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Rossi Ranch Hand?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by sbryson21, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. sbryson21

    sbryson21 Nampa, ID Member

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    Just got my new American Rifleman yesterday and saw this:
    http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=118249

    What do you guys think of these? They're only 24" long (12" barrel) and come chambered in 357 mag/38 spl, 44 mag, 45 acp, and I think 45 long colt. They're technically classified as "handguns" to be legal and I think they look pretty fricken cool...

    But how would you shoot the thing? Would it be long enough to put against your shoulder like a real rifle or would you just have to shoot from the hip? I don't know, it just sort of tickles my fancy and I've seen them online as low as $380 but all sold out. What do you guys think?
     
  2. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    It's a cool toy and some folks will buy it just for the novelty aspect or because it's the next new thing.

    Other than that, I'd say Barnum was right.
     
  3. JUSTIficatioN

    JUSTIficatioN Seattle, Wa Member

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    It's cool, thats for certain, but I've got more useful things to spend my money on. If it had a full stock it might make a good backpacking/hiking gun.
     
  4. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    New thing? Hardly

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mare%27s_Leg
    or just google "mare's leg"

    Or has nobody seen Zombieland?
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    Does the name Steve McQueen Ring a bell?
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    Mares legs are just cool
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  5. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    By new thing I meant new product on the market. If S&W came out with a single action army it would be a "new thing". And yes, I remember Steve McQueen.
     
  6. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    No, it would be a new take on an old thing.

    the 1911 exemplifies this.
    So many choices, So little difference.
     
  7. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. Have you noticed since DW made such a splash with the CBOB that Kimber is now offering a stock bobbed version of some of their 1911's? The latest and greatest of a 100 year old design. :laugh:
     
  8. PeakResources

    PeakResources Portland (past) Colorado (now) Member

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    You can see a video of the guy at Gunblast shooting a similar Mare's Leg:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR3RFTiIIAs

    What do I think? It is darn cool. I'm thinking of picking one up. Lots of fun, compact, and would be a great truck gun that could share the same ammo as my wife's LCR.

    How to shoot? I think it would be from the hip or out at extension most of the time. It looks from the video that there may be other possibilities, but I would have to handle it to see. It would be very close to your face if you shot from the shoulder.

    In short, I think I want one if I could pick it up at a reasonable price. It would be fun. Guess I'm one of those suckers.
     
  9. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Hey, the Barnum comment was mainly my personal opinion. If it winds your watch, get it, blast away and have awesome fun! :thumbup:
     
  10. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget Firefly/Serenity...:)
     
  11. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I wonder how long it will be before we see a story about some idiot who blew their foot off trying to twirl cock the thing one handed.
     
  12. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    When it happens can you send me the Youtube link... :)
     
  13. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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  14. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    A touch big for a .38 special pistol?
     
  15. Bam

    Bam Portland Member

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    I am digging it, but I wish it was offered in .454 casull or even a .460 or .500.
     
  16. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    If it were offered in a .500 SWM, i'd order it today.
     
  17. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    You are a glutton for punishment! :laugh:
     
  18. Phonelesscord

    Phonelesscord Portland, Oregon Member

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    I like that someone is finally making these for under a grand.

    That being said, they are really kind of a gimmick gun. The short barrel loses the velocity that the carbines afford for the pistol rounds. The action is slower than, say, a revolver. It's really just a gun that was designed for a TV show and made popular recently by a movie.

    That said, I'd buy one someday. Probably 357 for price of ammo (especially in 38spcl). I'd like the idea of one in 22LR
     
  19. xtratoy

    xtratoy Vancouver USA Active Member

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    I will be watching for one in 45 Colt!!:thumbup:
     
  20. unionguy

    unionguy Portland Active Member

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    High cool factor, but for a similar-sized package, I'll stick to my kel-tec sub2000