Rossi is a company known for the affordable snub nose
revolvers they manufacture.
These basic no frills, no bells and whistles revolvers are simple 5 shot or 6 shot handguns chambered for the ubiquitous .38 special cartridge.
Though reliable and a real bargain, cheap handguns like these have often been given a bad reputation since they do appear in a significant fraction of shooting crimes.
Recently, Rossi has been acquired by Taurus manufacturing of Brazil. They now have the patented Taurus security system which is a simple lock and key device that is used to render the gun inoperable.
Rossi revolvers are not +P rated and should only be fed standard pressure .38 Special ammo.