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Old October 6, 2013, 01:52 PM   #26
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a "K" frame snubbie LCR .44spl would be awesome.... easy front sight replacements that don't need gunsmithing... light weight, better quality that the current bulldog.....I smell a winner. now, it they could make it without that dag gone lock....
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Old October 6, 2013, 02:51 PM   #27
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heir website lists what is basically the same gun , the " Bulldog Classic "
Re the Classic: "estimated availability to be announced.

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Model: TBD
Finish: Hi-luster blue
Frame: Stainless steel
Grip: Walnut-checkered
Barrel length: 3" tapered
Capacity: 5-shot
Caliber: .44 Special
Hammer: Standard
Weight: 21 oz.
Sugg Retail: TBD
Finish is "high luster blue" but frame is stainless. how's that work?
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Old October 6, 2013, 03:15 PM   #28
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Be a pretty big cylinder and would defeat the purpose of the LCR.
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Old October 6, 2013, 03:35 PM   #29
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It'd still be pretty light, and it's not like a five shot .44 special would be an exceptionally large gun.
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Old October 6, 2013, 04:16 PM   #30
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Wouldn't be any bigger than the .44Spec Bulldog . It is small ... and light. Ruger just doesn't have a big bore in this class .... yet . Why I have a Bulldog .... small and light. I might be interested.
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Old October 6, 2013, 05:13 PM   #31
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Nope! Make that a double Nope!
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Old October 6, 2013, 06:09 PM   #32
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I think a 5 shot .44 special on the GP100 platform with 3" barrel would be nice.
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Old October 7, 2013, 08:54 AM   #33
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I would rather see a 5 shot SP101 in 44 special and a 6 shot 38 on the LCR platform. Now that I would be very tempted to buy. Manufacturers are really missing the boat on the 6 shot airweight in 38 in my opinion. Taurus did it, but I am a brand snob and want a Ruger or S&W.
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Old October 8, 2013, 12:31 PM   #34
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The point is, they can't fit 5 .44 cal rounds into the LCR cylinder. The frame and cylinder would have to be larger, and that opens up possibilities for other calibers and for more rounds in the smaller calibers.

If Ruger doesn't do it , somebody else will. Skilled craftsmen are becoming extinct. The assembly process for the LCR does not require skilled craftsmen. Most new revolvers in 10 years will be partly plastic, or extremely expensive. The LSR could sell for $500 or less with excellent quality and reliability.
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Old October 9, 2013, 11:32 AM   #35
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But,,, your poor hand,,,,,

Man, the recoil from my stainless steel Charter is bad enough,,,
I can't imagine what a .44 Special from a polymer frame would feel like.

OUCH!

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Old October 9, 2013, 11:40 AM   #36
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Maybe a 4-shot, like the Colt Cloverleaf.
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Old October 9, 2013, 02:45 PM   #37
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A 9mm LCR and SP101. A GP100 in .45 ACP.
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Old October 9, 2013, 03:23 PM   #38
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No way. 5 shots is already limited enough capacity wise, a .44special lcr would be a 4 or 3 shot revolver.

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I would rather see a 5 shot SP101 in 44 special and a 6 shot 38 on the LCR platform.
Not possible.
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Old October 9, 2013, 03:48 PM   #39
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Anything that makes the LCR bigger or heavier would be kind of pointless in my opinion. The 22 and 22mag seems like an ok idea though.

What I really want to see from Ruger though is a nice lever action rifle. Perhaps a Winchester 92 clone.
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Old October 9, 2013, 05:06 PM   #40
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Man, the recoil from my stainless steel Charter is bad enough,,,
really AAROND ???

I find my Air Light pretty nice to shoot... I don't shoot it too often though, as I'm concerned about wear on the scandium frame, titanium cylinder & paper thin forcing cone... aside from those concerns, I think mine shoots quite pleasantly ( & these grips have an exposed back strap )

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Old October 9, 2013, 05:34 PM   #41
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Nice rig Magnum wheel man! Those Gold Dot .44 specials are a round no thug would want to receive! Now that would be an OUCH!
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Old October 9, 2013, 05:37 PM   #42
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thank you... I like my flyin ashtrays
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Old October 9, 2013, 06:46 PM   #43
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I wish someone American would bring out a revolver bigger than .38 special for a reasonable price. Something akin to a 442 in .40 or .45 in the same price range. The big bore CC revolvers are always a bunch of money. Why? Is it demand. If Ruger did that, I'd have one. I imagine they wouldn't last long, though, due to the lack of demand. Most people who would carry a revolver that size would rather pack a 9mm in a smaller package with a higher round count. Something with a 3" barrel would be the ideal woods gun in NM, while doubling as a great CC piece.
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Old October 9, 2013, 07:22 PM   #44
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I think a 5-shot revolver in .45ACP and one in .44 Spc would sell very well. I would like a GP100 size .44 special for sure, 3" and 4" (but 3" if only one of them). To me this makes more sense for a self defense revolver than .357 especially for night stand use. Shooting .357 in the house would not be nice on the ears.
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Old October 9, 2013, 08:13 PM   #45
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wish someone American would bring out a revolver bigger than .38 special for a reasonable price. Something akin to a 442 in .40 or .45 in the same price range.
People are failing to realize that the cylider size has to stay the same. If you came out with a J frame in .40 or .45 the capacity would be 4rds for the .40 and 3rds for the .45acp. If it was that easy to just slap a bigger cylinder in there there would be a 6 shot .38 special J frame.

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Shooting .357 in the house would not be nice on the ears.
Certainly not, I fired a single shot out of a .357 snub with hot federal .357B rounds indoors and my left ear still rings to this day and that was 2 years ago. My ear rang so bad for that first year it was easily the worst most uncomfortable year of my life.
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Old October 10, 2013, 07:54 AM   #46
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S&W...

Smith and Wesson put out a snub .44spl in a Centennial style in the early 2000s.
I think it was the 386. It had a Sc frame & a 5 round cylinder. I don't think it sold very well & may have been cut.
S&W started the "Nightguard" line of snubs too. Those are revolvers in different calibers.
I agree that as the 2000s roll on fewer & fewer factory revolvers will be produced. The material, tooling, effort(factory time), processing, etc just won't be cost effective enough for most US gun companies.
Large N/X frame size hunting handguns, a few SAA type cowboy guns, some snub/J frame 5-6 shots & maybe a medium frame like the Model 10 or GP100 will be around in 2025.
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Old October 10, 2013, 08:04 PM   #47
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Magnum Wheel Man: Please stop posting that pic of your AirLite .44 Special! It costs me a keyboard every time you do. Someday it's going to cost me a lot more!

Back to the big bore LCR. As neat as they would be (and yes I would need one), a lot of us have been asking for a long time for a GP100 in .44 Special to no avail.

But, maybe they'll skip the GP100 and jump right into the LCR to host a variety of calibers. A "duty" size frame to handle the big boys would be neat, "innovative", and marketable. I'll take a .44 Special with a 4" barrel and adjustable sights, and a 2" .40 S&W. TYVM.

P.S. As long as they're expanding the line, I'd also like a LCR .22LR with a 4" barrel and adjustable sights too
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Old October 10, 2013, 08:25 PM   #48
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I like shafter's idea of a good lever action from Ruger. Loading gate, side eject, synthetic stock, stainless barrel, rail on top. 5.5 lbs, $500. I'll take one in .357.
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Old October 12, 2013, 07:47 AM   #49
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As far as a version in 9mm, it would be neat, but I'm not sure what it would do that .38 Special can't in that barrel.
Shoot the 9mm that my auto does.
Not everyone owns 50 guns in 50 different calibers.
Most gun owners do not.
Having a pistol and revolver that shoot the same cartridge is going to appeal to someone with two defensive handguns.
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Old October 12, 2013, 09:33 AM   #50
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I like the idea of a Ruger lever action too. A revamped version of the 96/44 would be a tremendous gun. Lets see synthetic and laminate stocks, stainless steel and a variety of calibers available in a well built, accurate assembly this time and they'll have a winner.

Back to the LCR - a "duty frame" LCR in .44 Special, .40 S&W, .45 LC, etc, with a 4" barrel and adjustable sights would make a near PPP.
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