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Rossi Model R461

Produced:1999 -
Caliber:.357 Mag
Action:revolving chamber
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Frame:blued steel
Grips:black rubber
Sights:front fixed blade, rear notch
Barrel Length:2 in.
Overall Length:6.5 in.
Height:No Data
Width:No Data
Weight:26 oz.

Manufacturer:Phone Number:
Amadeo Rossi S.A.+55 051 3591 2100
Rua Amadeo Rossi 143Website:
Sao Leopoldo Brazil No Website
Importer:Phone Number:
Braztech International, L.C.305-474-0401
16175 NW 49 Ave.Website:
Miami FL 33014www.rossiusa.com
Used Est.:$250
Last Update: 11/19/2017

Caliber:.357 Magnum
Alias:.357 Smith & Wesson Magnum
Muzzle Velocities - from1145to1542ft/sec
Muzzle Energies - from397to834ft-lb
Bullet Weights - from110to180gr

Ranking Factors
Power Factor:184723- IDPA Rating Calculation
Recoil Factor:12.86 ft-lb- Standard Free Recoil Calculation
Total Capacity:6 rounds- Includes Chambered Rounds
Defense Factor:77%

About the Manufacturer:
This Brazilian company was founded in 1881 by an immigrant Italian gunsmith, growing to become the largest independent gunmaker in South America. Rossi has made rifles, shotguns, revolvers and even a few automatic pistols. The revolvers are based on Smith & Wesson solid frame, double-action designs. In 2008 Forjas Taurus, S.A. purchased the rights and the equipment to manufacture Rossi handguns. Taurus manufactures three models of .38 Special revolvers and four models of .357 Magnum revolvers under contract with Rossi. Revolvers sold by BrazTech with the Rossi name are manufactured in a brand new facility owned by Taurus in SaoLeopoldo, Brazil. Much of the tooling and many of the machines were acquired from Rossi during negotiations between the companies.
About the Cartridge:
Smith & Wesson introduced this cartridge for its heavy-frame revolver. Ammunition was developed by Winchester in cooperation with Smith & Wesson. Using a lengthened and strengthened version of the .38 Special case, the .357 Magnum was rapidly accepted by hunters and law enforcement. At the time of its introduction, it was claimed to easily pierce the body panels of automobiles and crack engine blocks. While it has less power than the .44 Magnum, it compares favorably to the 10mm Norma and .45 ACP, but with better armor penetration. Today factories offer over fifty different loadings in this caliber.
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