Amadeo Rossi S.A.
Company typeSociedade Anônima
IndustryDefense
Founded1889; 135 years ago (1889)
FounderAmadeo Rossi
Headquarters,
Key people
Luciano Von H Rossi
ProductsFirearms, weapons
Number of employees
500
Websitewww.rossi.com.br
Amadeo Rossi (15 May 1862 — 18 January 1956)

Amadeo Rossi SA (or simply Rossi), founded in 1889 in São Leopoldo, Brazil, is a Brazilian arms manufacturer.[1] Rossi produces pistols and revolvers used by both civilians and security forces, and exports worldwide. It is considered one of the largest weapons manufacturers in Brazil.[2]

About

In the 1970s, Rossis began to be distributed in the United States by Interarms Virginia. This continued until 1997, when Rossi founded BrazTech, their own subsidiary representative in North America . Their revolvers had great popularity in the United States, Canada, and some countries in Europe.[3][4]

The production line of revolvers and handguns was acquired by Taurus. Rossi currently produces revolvers, hunting rifles, shotguns and traditional line of Puma rifles. It also has a line of own airgun, known as Rossi Dione.

Since 2010, Rossi no longer produces firearms for sale in the Brazilian market,[5] and dedicates itself exclusively to the importation and distribution of airguns and airsoft, a sport that remains popular in Brazil since its legalization. Rossi guns can still be found in the foreign market, made by Amadeo Rossi (exclusively for export) or by Taurus.

In Brazil, Rossi distributes the airgun brands Beeman, Hatsan, SAG, Zoraki, Crossman, among others, besides airsofts brands HFC, CQB, Swiss Arms and Crossman.

Models

Rossi Circuit Judge carbine
Rossi 972 revolver
Rossi R92 carbine in .357 Magnum
Rossi 62 in .22 LR. (Copy of the Winchester 62.)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Rossi Firearms - History". Archived from the original on 2016-04-07. Retrieved 2015-11-01.
  2. ^ "Em cinco anos, 4,3 milhões de armas nas ruas". 27 January 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.spodan.com/recreacao/armas-de-fogo-vesitile-de-rossi-e-disponivel[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ http://www.rossiusa.com/history.cfm%7Ctítulo=The[permanent dead link] Rossi revolution of firearm design
  5. ^ "Em cinco anos, 4,3 milhões de armas nas ruas". 27 January 2012.