Ruger XR3RED Horse Head (118a)
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Shipping Weight: 0.25 pounds
The horse head grips fill the palm and give your fingers
a tactile reference, for a consistent grip. The high
relief sculpture effect is classic Greek stone carving
rendered in a modern material. The polyurethane epoxy
resin which forms these grips has these characteristics:
These give you a grip that lasts much longer than the
typical factory injection molded thermosetting plastics.
The grip material used does not "melt" because it was formed from a chemical
reaction of two liquids rather than simply melting,
squeezing and cooling again. The material is too expensive
for most high volume factory production, but by leaving
the last 10% of the fitting to you, Tombstone Grips are
available at less than half the cost of grips made of
- Solid, not a skeletonized shell, for great strenth.
- High material strength (3,100 psi tensile strength)
- High temperature resistance (over 350-deg F)
- Resistant to solvents such as alcohol, gasoline
To see if these grips fit your gun, there are three things
you can do:
First, remove your grips and then...
- See if the code "XR3-RED" is molded in your gun frame.
- Measure your grips and compare to the specs given here
- If you still are not sure, make a pencil tracing around
the grips and mail the original tracing to Tombstone Gun Grips, PO Box 2171,
White City, OR 97503, along with at least two ways to
reach you other than by phone (email, letter, fax). I will
check the molds against your original drawing (not a fax!)
and see if the fit is right.
(I know, there's no E in the diagram ... it's the top.)
- (A) front edge height = 7/8 inch
- (B) over-all height = 3 inches
- (C) base width = 2-1/8 inches
- (D) midpoint of A to rear edge = 1-3/4 inches
- (E) Top flat area length = 1=1/4 inch
Of course you can risk the postage if you want to order
without checking, because I guarantee the grips to be
satisfactory, and it's a money back guarantee except for
the postage. But why not find out, first?
I can't tell
you any more than is already above; the many variations in
Ruger frames and even the shrinkage variations in the same
models when the frame cools can make some differences no
one can tell but you, the person with the gun and the ruler.
That's why it doesn't really make good sense that anyone
could sell a grip that will be a perfect fit out of the box,
unless the gun they used for fitting is yours! A good
gunsmith or stockmaker can do that. Mass produced grips?
Read the quiet little lines about how you probably will
have to do some fitting, even if you pay twice as much as
the 90% finished Tombstone Grip kits. I sell them as kits,
being honest about it. They need to be finished, and it's
easy but expensive to pay someone else to do. Full instructions
are on this website and sent with the grips.