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Old May 19, 2015, 03:40 PM   #1
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My "Purdy" Ruger LCRx

The Ruger LCR and its off spins are some of the finest small revolvers made with their extraordinary trigger pull and design.
But some cannot get past the butt ugliness of the original LCR.
It sorta looks like a pugdog, and I have to admit, I could not own one because of its looks.
But when I wanted something light to carry in my pocket, this became my personal choice. What, something that is 13 oz, can shoot .38 +P all day and is rock solid reliable with a great trigger pull?
And when I found that they even made one with an exposed hammer that actually somewhat resembles a normal Smith model 36 snubbie, I had to go for it.
But it still looked kinda ugly with those hogue grips, so I made some custom walnut grips for my little Ruger and now I'm totally happy.
A Roy Baker copy carved leather holster, 8 round speed strip, and LCRX with walnut grips. Now that's looking kinda purdier now!

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Old May 19, 2015, 04:20 PM   #2
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Lipstick on a pig?

Hate to break it to ya. You did doll it up about as nice as humanly possible, but still..........

Sad thing is these things have such great triggers people are forced to like them.
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Old May 19, 2015, 06:05 PM   #3
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I Like It!
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Old May 19, 2015, 06:18 PM   #4
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That's a nice looking revolver.
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Old May 19, 2015, 06:23 PM   #5
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i tthink it looks pretty nice, hard to hide the "read the intruction manual" on such a small barrel.......that must be a ruger thing
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Old May 19, 2015, 07:54 PM   #6
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Grips are great! Mine is the 38+p CTC version.And yes,their shootability beats their looks!
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Old May 19, 2015, 11:10 PM   #7
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Those walnuts are awesome!!! The lick ricks is a great revolver!!!
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Old May 19, 2015, 11:40 PM   #8
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And so easy to pocket carry!

I've made a lot of grips, but these were especially difficult due to the stepped tang. There were four different depths. The grips are two piece, but could have glued them together, but going to use these as the master for making some others. Luckily, there is a screw hole besides the bottom one piece screw insert.
Going to experiment with different shapes for best hold, concealment and recoil control.
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Old May 20, 2015, 01:00 AM   #9
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You MADE those??

They look better than any factory wood grips I've yet seen for that gun. VERY cool, they remind me of a small version of the grips that come on the GP100 Match Champion. Bravo on your work!
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Old May 20, 2015, 04:27 AM   #10
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My girlfriend and I both carry a LCR .38+P, so dependable, concealable and accurate, there is no comparison.

Great work on the grips!
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Old May 20, 2015, 06:27 AM   #11
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The lick ricks is a great revolver!!!
You need to stop with this. It's pronounced El See Are Ex. It would make my LCR something I'm not calling it.

Personally, I don't find the LCR "ugly" - except for the dang lawyered up barrel. I kinda like the dark and stealthy look.
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Old May 20, 2015, 06:39 AM   #12
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Very nice! I like the wood grips!
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Old May 20, 2015, 07:30 AM   #13
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love the grips... I usually try to switch my CCW guns to wood, so they more easily clear the pocket or cover garment... my 38 +P LCR-X is my newest, love the gun, but I haven't seen much for replacement grips yet...
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Old May 20, 2015, 08:10 AM   #14
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I tend to think it is a fine looking pistol. All Ruger pistols look good in my opinion. What isn't debateable is the reality Smith and Wesson has never made as quality a revolver as a Ruger wheel gun. :^). God Bless

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Old May 22, 2015, 03:39 PM   #15
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I just got a LCR today. I was going to get the LCRX but I got a LCR for a price I couldnt pass up. Really looking forward to getting it to the range.
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Old May 22, 2015, 06:49 PM   #16
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I'm an LCR fan, nice grips
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