Question on Ruger blk hawk's grips

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chuck

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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
 

StanMemTn

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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
 

flatgate

Hawkeye
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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

flatgate
 

rugerlovah

Single-Sixer
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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.
 

street

Hunter
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flatgate":lbpu706b said:
The XR3-RED is an off-shoot of the Super Blackhawk design.

358049722.jpg


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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