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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:10 pm 
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Could some one be kind enough to tell me what the difference is from a red grip and a XR-3 red is, I'm confused


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:45 pm 
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The XR-3 is the grip frame on the first Single Sixes and the early Blackhawks, the XR-3RED is a slightly "updated" redesigned frame that was designed to help out with recoil. Here is the best Internet source I know of on the subject:

http://www.gunblast.com/Hamm_Ruger-SA-GripFrames.htm

Your question asks the difference between a red and a XR-3 red. I think maybe you're reading posts by people using the term "red" as a quick way of saying XR3-RED. I could be wrong.

-Stephen


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:03 am 
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The XR3-RED is an off-shoot of the Super Blackhawk design.

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This is a XR3-RED grip panel setting on a Super Blackhawk grip frame. Note that it's simply shorter on both, the upper and lower ends but the profile is the same.

:D

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:43 am 
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the main thing ive noticed on the feel is that the xr3-red puts your knuckles further away from the back of the triggerguard. its also a slightly larger grip.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:34 pm 
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flatgate wrote:
The XR3-RED is an off-shoot of the Super Blackhawk design.

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This is a XR3-RED grip panel setting on a Super Blackhawk grip frame. Note that it's simply shorter on both, the upper and lower ends but the profile is the same.

:D

flatgate



Flatgate

Thanks for showing us this picture. In all the years that I have collected Rugers I was not aware of this. Thanks again.


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