Gun Report

Rossi/Interarms Model 971

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Other guns, while more expensive, are also much better than this product, in our view.

Rossi/Interarms Model 971

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
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
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The Rossi's accuracy was less than stellar, we thought, and likely reflected poor tolerances in crucial areas of the gun. The Winchester ammo that shot sub-1-inch groups elsewhere ballooned to 2 inches in this gun. Likely culprits: All six cylinders were out of line. Also, the barrel crown should be redone, we believe.

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