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About 2 weeks ago I bought a Ruger LCR22, within the first hour the finish was flaking off, by the end of the 2 weeks the cylinder was flopping and spinning just by turning it by hand. The cylinder was super loose with about .008 of end shake right out of the box and about .012 barrel cylinder gap. What a piece of junk!!

I took it back to my gun guy who sent it back to Davidsons for a replacement, problem is there are no replacements to be had. I told him when I do get the replacement I want to sell it right off as these LCR's are junk.

He said he had a Rossi .22 revolver that I might be interested in, I said sure let me take a look!

What a fine piece of machinery! Solid lock up, tight barrel cylinder gap and beautiful finish! It was a no brainier! We worked out the deal and I walked out with my new Rossi!!

Can't wait to shoot it this weekend. The only thing I mildly dislike is the ribber grips.

Can anyone tell me if these Hogue grips will work on this gun? Amazon.com: Hogue Taurus Tracker Rubber Monogrip: Sports & Outdoors

As I understand it and from looking at my gun and the Trackers it appears they share the same compact style frame. If I can confirm the Tracker Hogues will work I will be ordering them ASAP!!

I will try and post some pics once I get her cleaned up (covered in the nasty brown sticky stuff right now).

No more light weight plastic/aluminum guns for me!! Solid heavy steel is the ONLY way to go!!!
 

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Congrats!

I posted a brief video review of my R98 a few threads down, solid .22 for the price it seems.

Which of those grips will work? And can you supply any of those threads with confirmation? I've 'heard' they will work, but nothing in stone..
 

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My bad, I'm actually hoping for a range report. I have the SS Tracker 992 and love it. I love the Rossi price tag better though. I'm interested in your opinion on the DA trigger as mine took some work to make it comfortable and it's still not as smooth as I'd like but overall it's a sweet wheelgun. Accurate and reliable thus far.
 

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Congrats!

I posted a brief video review of my R98 a few threads down, solid .22 for the price it seems.

Which of those grips will work? And can you supply any of those threads with confirmation? I've 'heard' they will work, but nothing in stone..
Yes watched your video right before I picked mine up! Nice work!

As you know, according to this thread (the one you posted in) http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/r...ome-info-new-rossi-r98-22-lr-revolvers-2.html Taurus/Rossi CS said if it fits the Tracker it will with the R98, I read another forum, that I can't find again, where someone confirmed that the Hogue 73000 WILL fit the R98. Maybe not in stone, but close enough to take a chance and order!

I don't really like the looks of the Hogues that much and like the more square look of the Taurus grips I linked above. The two Compact grips on the bottom of that page should work, the top Compact grips are the Ribbers like we have now, the ones below them look a bit larger and what I am going to order.

Yes my b/c gap is very tight, like you I could not really get in the .002 feeler gauge. Something to watch, but if anything over time the gap should get larger.
 

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My bad, I'm actually hoping for a range report. I have the SS Tracker 992 and love it. I love the Rossi price tag better though. I'm interested in your opinion on the DA trigger as mine took some work to make it comfortable and it's still not as smooth as I'd like but overall it's a sweet wheelgun. Accurate and reliable thus far.
I did some dry fire with snap caps and my trigger is like butter! Smooth and light, way better than the junk LCR I had and in line with my S&W Model 19.
 

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NOTE! This thread: http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/taurus-revolvers/51914-compact-grips-trackers.html

Confirms that the Compact 31230920 grips on this page Taurus International Manufacturing Inc do in fact fit the Tracker series of revolvers.

I am going to order one today! I will post pics once I have them!

EDIT: Ordered just now from Taurus. The CS guy was very nice but I made the mistake of telling him they were for a Rossi when he asked for my serial number. I had to argue (really more explain) with him to get him to place the order. I told him I heard for another guy that CS said these would work. He put me on hold and said he would so some checking.

Came back and said that the Rossi and Taurus frames are not necessarily the same blah blah blah and I would not be able to return them. I assured him I knew what was dong and to go ahead and place the order.

Now I just hope I am right!!! LOL :)
 

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Definitely update with grips! I am working on a second masters and firearm money takes precedence over accessory money, love to see what it looks like, will help me have to make only one choice! :D
 

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Definitely update with grips! I am working on a second masters and firearm money takes precedence over accessory money, love to see what it looks like, will help me have to make only one choice! :D
7-10 days shipping! I will be sure to post pics with the original grips as well as the replacements for comparison.
 

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Can't wait!

to confirm.. you ordered the "rubber compact" listed here? Taurus International Manufacturing Inc

off-hand (I realize you may not be certain) does that indicate the Hogue 73000 would work as well? Hogue 73000 Taurus Tracker Rubber Grip - ManVenture Outpost, LLC.
Yep the 31230920 from that page for $18.00 $8.95 shipping.

Yes I am nearly certain the Hogue 73000 will work... we won't know for sure until someone tries! :)

The more I look at the Hogue the more I think I should have got those.... LOL oh well hopefully the Taurus grips will fit and be larger AND look good!
 

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They both say Taurus, according to the pic! One just has a touch of goooollld
Yeah, but my Rossi says Made by Taurus on the side so it's cool if the grips have Taurus emblems.

The other compact frame grip is the Ribber like we already have.
 

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No question!

Took the side-plate off to clean her up tonight.. no small parts off, but just wanted to expose internals

Oiled, cleaned, re-oiled with some CLP. DA is trigger feels about 1/2lb lighter and it was decent before

Frame really responds well and takes in a finger-tips worth of oil
 

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No question!

Took the side-plate off to clean her up tonight.. no small parts off, but just wanted to expose internals

Oiled, cleaned, re-oiled with some CLP. DA is trigger feels about 1/2lb lighter and it was decent before

Frame really responds well and takes in a finger-tips worth of oil
Was she full of the yellow sticky stuff? I need to pop my side plate, hate to do it on a brand new gun though. I pop the plate on my 41 year old S&W Model 19 about every other cleaning, gutted it at one point and re-springed her. Fun stuff! You did do the tap the handle thing rather than pry off the side plate right?
 

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Of course she was full of gunk! Spent the first thirty minutes I had it getting the superficial stuff off, glad I could finally get the functional gunk off-- kept me up all night playing with the internals.

That said, the trigger pull truly does feel a tad lighter, so get into yours! Overall function is definitely smoother.

I did pop the plate off with roll pin wrapped in a rubber pencil grip, but will definitely be tapping it off from now own.

Also, I get paid in a few days, so intend on ordering the Hogue and we can compare fit
 
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