Rossi M68

Rossi M68

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The Rossi M68 is a 5-shot, 38-caliber revolver and designed to be a small and easy to conceal piece. Rossi Firearms have a good reputation with a very affordable price tag. The little Rossi is a great example of the classic .38 design.

The M68 is a champ, it digests even the cheapest ammo without any loss in accuracy. The weapon is lightweight and very easy to carry. The short 2.5-inch barrel means it’s also easy to draw. The large front sight is built for quick acquisition of close-range, large targets, i.e. a bad guy’s torso.

The double-action trigger pull is heavy, but is very smooth. The single-action is very light and nice. The grips are small, but comfortable enough that you don’t need a grip adapter, unless you have extremely large hands. The cylinder locks up nice and tight, and hammer features a large and easy to use thumb catch. The cylinder latch is also large and round and very easy to engage.

The price tag on these revolvers is often under $300 and in fact you can pick up an older model for under a hundred bucks. The low price does not mean low quality – this particular ancient Rossi has never had issues. She ain’t pretty, but she shoots when she needs to!

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7 Responses to Rossi M68

  1. Isaac August 22, 2018 at 11:41 pm #

    I love my Rossi .38. I have a 3” model and it’s accurate enough at the range to be fun, yet small enough to conceal. It’s the Golden Retriever of revolvers. Not expensive, accurate, and reliable. I couldn’t ask for a better gun.

  2. Fabricio January 13, 2019 at 7:27 pm #

    I have a model 442 at least is the model that is printed beside the barrel, and when I search, goggle only shows S&w 442.
    Is a 4” barrel but is pretty similar specially about the handle, like this yours m68.
    I bought with a defect, the action doesn’t work double, only single action. When I press the trigger the hammer goes back a bit and falls back on the same position. Anyone have any idea where can I find parts for repair?
    Does the models 442 and 68 share the same internal parts?

  3. William Mecham February 5, 2019 at 2:28 am #

    I’ve had my M68 for over 20 years and still carry it sometimes . I’m a 1911 guy but some days I just feel like the snub . a keeper for sure

  4. Brie July 18, 2020 at 1:59 pm #

    I’m very new to guns. My late husband left a Rossi M69 “S” 2″ RG gun. I purchased some bullets for it, 38 S & W, but they don’t fit. Any idea what bullets I need for this gun? Manual is not helpful at all on this issue.

    • Admin July 18, 2020 at 5:51 pm #

      Hi Brie, The Rossi M68 (which is what I know you meant) is chambered in .38, but it won’t accept .38 S&W ammo. It will only take .38 Special ammo. As you found out, they are NOT interchangeable.Also, do NOT use .38 Special “+P” loads in that Rossi. They will be too powerful for it. Stick with regular .38 Special ammo. Hope that helps!

      • Brie August 13, 2020 at 7:32 am #

        That helps a lot. Thanks so much!

  5. Ron March 4, 2021 at 4:45 pm #

    I bought a Rossi M68 w/ 2″ barrel last year , and I absolutely love this pistol !…..price was good , easy to carry , powerful enough for my use ….I’ve had other 38 specials , but this one is my fave !…..Just can’t say enough good things about this little revolver !

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