Why a Ranch Hand?

Rossi's short stocked carbine for the working ranch hand!

Re: Why a Ranch Hand?

Postby akuser47 » 16 Dec 2014 18

I have the Henry 22 version and love it she shoots accurately. I can even shoulder her and shoot like a tiny rifle. I just cannot see using it, unless other options are no longer available. I do on one hand think if I had to worry about bears n such in my yard I would have one in 44 mag over a plain ol pistol. Just my opinion.
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Re: Why a Ranch Hand?

Postby Carlsen Highway » 16 Dec 2014 22

Its not just that tv show - "The Rifleman" or something similiar (we never got it here) but there is one of these exact same versions of a 92 in the first scene from "Once Upon A Time in the West." Some (Italian) hombre shoots Charles Bronson with one. I watched it again last night for the second time in twenty years and noticed it.
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Re: Why a Ranch Hand?

Postby coyotebc » 14 Mar 2015 01

Just because I wanted one
I can pretend that I am going to put a full stock on it and use it as my quad/camp/hiking/bush gun
But really it was just for fun
It should arrive here Monday

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Re: Why a Ranch Hand?

Postby Ohio357MagFan » 01 Apr 2015 20

I have a 16 inch 357 mag and absolutely love shooting it just simply because it's so fun to shoot. Does the ranch hand have the same fun factor? I'm looking to get another model 92 in 45 colt and curious about the ranch hand. Is it at least as accurate as shooting a big revolver?
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Re: Why a Ranch Hand?

Postby coyotebc » 09 Apr 2015 00

Well mine arrived and I shot it
Not a fan, it feels awkward to me
So a full stock is going on it
Then it should make a nice quad and camp gun
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Re: Why a Ranch Hand?

Postby JKdriver » 27 Nov 2015 20

Sometimes just wanting something (Ranch Hand) is a good enough reason to buy/have one.
They are fun to shoot and look cool getting many comments at the range.

Hope your friend enjoys their Ranch Hand,
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Re: Why a Ranch Hand?

Postby Maximumbob54 » 27 Nov 2015 20

coyotebc wrote:Well mine arrived and I shot it
Not a fan, it feels awkward to me
So a full stock is going on it
Then it should make a nice quad and camp gun


We both have such odd gun laws. :roll:
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Re: Why a Ranch Hand?

Postby Maximumbob54 » 27 Nov 2015 20

Do all the Ranch Hands have a fatter stock???
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Re: Why a Ranch Hand?

Postby Zant264 » 18 Jun 2016 21

Here in Canada taking a handgun into the woods is verboten. This is the next best thing.

Though I might get a full size stock for it, even then it is still nice and short. Yes we can do that here.
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Re: Why a Ranch Hand?

Postby yycadm » 14 Aug 2016 10

I'm new to the forum, also in Canada. I wanted a Ranch Hand for protection in the bush. I'm on a Search & Rescue team on the edge of the Canadian Rockies. We frequently get wilderness calls, & we have a LOT of Black Bear & cougar, along with wolves & plenty of coyotes. We're used to seeing them on every search & it's only a matter of time before an encounter goes sideways.

Initially, the plan was to leave the Rossi in original form. I discovered pretty quickly that although it was fantastic to carry in the brush, it wasn't ideal to get an accurate shot off under stress. A full 92 stock fixed that problem double quick. Although it added 7 inches overall, it's still far & away the shortest rifle I own, ready to shoot. I have a Keltec sub2K that's a bit shorter folded, but it's not ready to shoot in that condition, unlike the Rossi.

I carry it in a short tactical scabbard on my pack, and can deply it and fire a round in around 1 second. I love how naturally it comes to the shoulder and points instinctively. I mounted a set of Skinner sights on it, & love the peep sight. Out to a hundred yards, it's well within minute of black bear, and I have loaded up some stout rounds using Hornady Leverevolution 140gr. bullets & Titegroup. I've taken numerous coyote with it, and one juvenile bear; they all dropped like they were pole-axed. It's a great shooting like gun' head & shoulders it gets more shooting time than anything else in the safe
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