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I'm just wondering how many have an opinion on a full or partial underlug? This poll is for their aesthetic look only. I realize that full underlugs affect balance, weight, recoil and such, but this is just for looks only. I also know that there are other terms for it but we're not getting technical here. That being said, which do you think looks better, and if you wanna say why, feel free.

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I prefer the short underlug. It just looks neater, and more refined because of the extra effort needed to get the profiles done. I have just 2 or 3 that have full underlugs, and I rarely get them out.
 

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I prefer the short underlug. It just looks neater, and more refined because of the extra effort needed to get the profiles done. I have just 2 or 3 that have full underlugs, and I rarely get them out.
I agree with you on that. I just wanted to get other opinions.

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It depends on the balance of the revolver in question.

Aesthetically, the partial underlug looks better in my opinion... But, when a firearm needs the forward weight for balance I would choose a full underlug.

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I'm just wondering how many have an opinion on a full or partial underlug? This poll is for their aesthetic look only. I realize that full underlugs affect balance, weight, recoil and such, but this is just for looks only. I also know that there are other terms for it but we're not getting technical here. That being said, which do you think looks better, and if you wanna say why, feel free.

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While I only have one with an underlug, I prefer it. When Smith brought out the SS L-Frame .357.....I thought it was picture of near perfection. I liked the looks, and thought that the additional weight would help stabilize the hold for better accuracy, and reduce muzzle rise for quick repeated shots. And no, I don’t own one.......so, all of the above is merely conjecture. Beauty is most certainly “in the eye of the beholder”! Many think that the Mona Lisa is a beautiful work of art......I wouldn’t want the thing in my home! memtb
 

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I agree. I have a couple of fixed sight, 3" Ruger SP101s that have the lug run all the way up, but they look good. I have several 4" and longer (mainly Ruger and S&W) that have the half lug, which I prefer. IMO, and it's just my opinion, to me the full lugs look like the machining process wasn't finished, but that's just me. To each his own.

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I like the enclosed ejector rod example Model 19 over the exposed ejector rod example Model 10 but I don't like the full underlug even on a 4" barrel example Model 686. I think it ruins the balance of the pistol. Even my 4" N frames draw faster and smoother than my 4" 686. Although the 686 is a strong, accurate, dependable, reliable pistol in it's own right.
 

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I'm a big fan of the full underlug except for the guns that don't have that feature. Same with the MIM parts. You'll never catch me shooting a gun with MIM parts unless you're at the club when I'm shooting my newer guns. Don't get me started on the lock thing.
 

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This thread is really starting to go sideways. I was only asking about the aesthetics of a half or full underlug, but at least I'm learning how a lot of folks feel about MIM parts, balance, fast/slow draws, infernal locks, muzzle rise, etc., etc., etc. When I first started this I tried to make it a poll only, but somewhere along the way I hit the wrong button and it turned into a regular thread. Maybe someone can school me on how to create a poll. I thought I followed the FAQs on how to do it but I guess I screwed it up. I also tried to undo my mistake but couldn't figger that one out either. Keep those comments coming!

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I only have a couple full underlug, so I guess I prefer short, or none. But any extra mass is helpful on the 460.

 
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