Gun Report

Rossi Model 461 .357 Magnum

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Money makes the difference here. We like this gun better than the comparably priced Taurus, but we'd rather own the Smith.

Rossi Model 461 .357 Magnum

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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We liked the arching sight picture on the Rossi.
The 461 uses a nose pin mounted directly on the hammer to reach through the breech face and fire the round.
The grip is far more comfortable to hold than it is to shoot with; we need more material at the top of the back strap, please. The frame is nearly as small as the little Taurus 85s. Will it hold up? Probably, if you stick to lighter slugs such as the Winchester 110-grain hollowpoints.

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