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Old April 26th, 2017, 10:32 PM   #1
 
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LCRx .357 w/ 3" barrel?

Lately, I've been looking into a 'hiking/trail' revolver. I already have a 4" GP100 .357 and a Taurus 85CH .38 snubbie. A few of my friends have the 2.25" SP101.

The GP100 is a great gun, but a bit large and heavy for a day hiking style gun. I find the SP101 to be a better size, but also rather heavy. The Taurus shoots pretty well for what it is, but it's an early non-plus P gun, and a 3" barrel would function better for an 'outdoors' gun.

So, after looking at all the LCRs on the Ruger website, it struck me that a 3" LCRx in .357 Mag, with a Hogue Tamer grip, would be an awesome hiking/trail/kit gun.

I'm going to write Ruger and suggest it!



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I'm going to write Ruger and suggest it!
$50 says they will say they have no plans to release such a firearm, and then a week later it'll come out.
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Ruger makes 2 versions on the LCRX 3 a .38 Special +p & .22LR surely others will follow. Ruger already has the LCRX in .38 Special & new .357 Mag.
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Ruger makes 2 versions on the LCRX 3 a .38 Special +p & .22LR surely others will follow. Ruger already has the LCRX in .38 Special & new .357 Mag.
But the 357 LCRx is not yet in 3".
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Well I have the LCRX .38 Special I would like to see a LCRX .327FM we all want Ruger to release more versions of the LCRX!!!
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Lighter is definitely better for hiking. I bet the 3" 357 is on its way...
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Lighter is definitely better for hiking. I bet the 3" 357 is on its way...
"They" say gun sales are down. I'll bet we will see new stuff sooner than later. Wishful thinking, maybe, but give them what they want. If you don't make it, they'll buy from somebody else.
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"They" say gun sales are down...
'Down', compared with the all-time high sales of recent years...
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I thought about the 3 incher, but like the idea of ankle carry on some days.

The LCRx .357 is so new that they are hard to get.

Settled for a KLCR 38/357 though.

That leaves me open to a LCRx or LCRx 3 incher down the road.
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I want a 3" .357 as well but would prefer the LCR (not X). This would pull double duty as an IWB carry gun and a trail/hiking gun. Either way I want fixed sights, like my 2".
My 3" GP100 gets heavy after a few miles with a pack on. I spend a fair amount of time, money, and effort counting ounces to reduce pack weight and then carry over a couple pounds of gun?
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I want a 3" .357 as well but would prefer the LCR (not X). This would pull double duty as an IWB carry gun and a trail/hiking gun. Either way I want fixed sights, like my 2"...
Yes, a 3" .357 LCR with fixed sights (and the Hogue Tamer grip) would be nice. I see no need for an adjustable rear sight on a five-shot 3" revolver.
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I can't wait for the 3" .22LR to be available out here in the PRC. I will definately get the first one I see. Right now I my Glock 26 quite a bit when hiking, but definately see the advantage of a 3" LCRx in .357. That would be very tempting!
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