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Old 01-27-2017, 12:36 PM   #1
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New Ruger LCRx in .357

I just got the Ruger email a while ago. Fixed sight snub version, I guess the target sight three inch will be next. I sometimes think a hammer would be nice on my regular LCRs, but I got them for carry, so DAO is better..

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I got that email too. I like that it has fixed sights. I'd be interested if it had a 3" barrel.
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Old 01-28-2017, 05:35 AM   #3
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I will stick with a 100 yr old design S&W that still hard to beat . I don't see any real improvement over the S&W revolver that don't break either . S&W makes 100 different model in just stubby in many different calibers ... Or go to S&W custom shop and they can build anything you want .

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I got that email too. I like that it has fixed sights. I'd be interested if it had a 3" barrel.
On the .38 LCRx, it comes with fixed sights and and 1.87" barrel, or target sights and three inch barrel. I guess the 357 will get the sights and 3 inch next. You'll have to settle for one feature or the other...

I'd like Ruger to have a dedicated .22 4 inch DA. They could get close with the LCRx, but I'd rather have a stainless frame over the aluminum.

Even better, a .22 break-top.....
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I'd like Ruger to have a dedicated .22 4 inch DA. They could get close with the LCRx, but I'd rather have a stainless frame over the aluminum.

Even better, a .22 break-top.....
What about the SP101 22LR? Thought you had one.
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What about the SP101 22LR? Thought you had one.
The SP was designed as a .357, and modified for .22. It's wa-a-a-y bigger and heavier than it needs to be for .22. I'd like a DA .22 that was designed to be a .22. Kind of like the Bearcat versus a .22 Vaquero. There really haven't been any dedicated .22 DAs since H&R. I had a 905 I sometimes miss.

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I settled for the SP, but don't really like the size, weight, or giant front sight. Nothing else any better out there, though.

A nice Bearcat size DA .22 might be real competition for my like of Bearcats....

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nice old H&R....never had the chance to shoot that model......mine tended to be rather well used looking by the time they got around to me.

how did that one shoot?
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The SP was designed as a .357, and modified for .22. It's wa-a-a-y bigger and heavier than it needs to be for .22. I'd like a DA .22 that was designed to be a .22. Kind of like the Bearcat versus a .22 Vaquero. There really haven't been any dedicated .22 DAs since H&R. I had a 905 I sometimes miss.

I settled for the SP, but don't really like the size, weight, or giant front sight. Nothing else any better out there, though.

A nice Bearcat size DA .22 might be real competition for my like of Bearcats....
Got it. Yeah, it's really tough to beat the Bearcats as a revolver that was actually designed around the 22 LR, rather than a revolver just being available in 22 LR and a bunch of other cartridges. In fact, the Bearcat is one of the very few revolvers that has never been anything but a 22 revolver.

TGR is right, though. One of the small J frame Smith 22 LR kit guns in all steel, such as the Model 63 or 34 are the standard by which all small frame 22 LR DAs are judged. The 34 Kit was once called the 22/32 Kit gun because it was a 22 built on a 32 sized frame. Had the 317 Airweight alloy version but it was so light that it was actually tough to shoot with any accuracy. The Bearcat is a bench rest rifle by comparison. For that matter, so is my original 6 shot 22 LR SP101 and I'd rate the equal of any Smith 34 as far as trigger.

Still, when it comes to small 22 LR revolvers, the cowgirl in me thinks nothing can beat a Bearcat.

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nice old H&R....never had the chance to shoot that model......mine tended to be rather well used looking by the time they got around to me.

how did that one shoot?
When I got it, the DA trigger was way off the scale. IIRC, I clipped two coils from the mainspring and got both pulls decent. Just average accuracy, even with adjustable sights. Maybe 3-4 inches at 20 yards. It had a nice feeling grip and good balance, though.

It had the nylon top on the hammer strut, that I had to replace one time. I see now that Numrich has all metal struts for H&R. That would be a nice upgrade. Some of the other parts are tough to get these days, or I might buy another 905.

Pretty fancy for an H&R. Swing out cylinder, walnut grip, bull barrel, target sights, and electroless nickel. I think it was one of the last models they made.
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Got it. Yeah, it's really tough to beat the Bearcats as a revolver that was actually designed around the 22 LR............when it comes to small 22 LR revolvers, the cowgirl in me thinks nothing can beat a Bearcat.
I just might agree with you on that.....
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The SP was designed as a .357, and modified for .22. It's wa-a-a-y bigger and heavier than it needs to be for .22. I'd like a DA .22 that was designed to be a .22. Kind of like the Bearcat versus a .22 Vaquero. There really haven't been any dedicated .22 DAs since H&R. I had a 905 I sometimes miss.

Couldn't find a smaller photo:



I settled for the SP, but don't really like the size, weight, or giant front sight. Nothing else any better out there, though.

A nice Bearcat size DA .22 might be real competition for my like of Bearcats....
Wow that's a beauty!
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Wow that's a beauty!
Not mine, but looks almost exactly like it. I think mine had more of a matte finish. I got the photo from Google. Not a great gun, but fun.
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