Rossi Circuit Judge .22 LR/22 WMR Rifle
The Rossi Circuit Judge .22 LR/22 WMR Rifle is a versatile rifle is packed with quality features – like an ergonomic thumbhole stock with storage for extra ammo, tactical forend with picatinny rail, and cylinder flash guard for added safety.
In theory, the .22 Long Rifle/Magnum version of the Rossi Circuit Judge revolver carbine is a cool little gun. And it certainly looks the part being an almost Steampunk-styled gun, combining a 19th century revolver with the latest in modern “black rifle” components like a synthetic stock, Picatinny rails, and a standard fiber-optic front sight.
Adding a longer barrel and a shoulder stock (either temporary or permanently mounted) was a logical extension of the development of handguns using a revolver design. The additions give you a bit more power — out of the longer barrel — and greater accuracy due to the larger sight radius and more stable ergonomics. In addition, over the years various manufacturers have come out with different versions of these guns.
Furthermore, this is Taurus’s version, built off of their “Judge” series of revolvers. Oh, yeah. Taurus actually owns Rossi. I’m not sure why they decided to issue the gun under the Rossi name, since everyone thinks of the Judge line of guns as being Taurus.
But that’s what they did. And the initial offering of the Circuit Judge was based on the .410/.45 Colt combination used in the Judge. They have subsequently expanded the line, and now offer a version of the Circuit Judge in .44 magnum, 28 gauge (sort of), and in a .22 LR/Magnum convertible.
- Manufacturer: Rossi
- Model: Circuit Judge
- Caliber: .22 LR/.22 WMR
- Barrel Length: 18.5″
- Overall Length: 34.4″
- Weight: 5.2 lbs.
- Finish: Polished Black
- Stock: Tactical Black Synthetic
- Front Sight: Fiber Optic
- Rear Sight: Adjustable
- Cylinder Material: Carbon Steel
- Capacity: 5 Rounds
- Barrel Finish: Polished Black