Gun Report

Ruger Red Label 28 Gauge No. KRI-2827BR

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With its straight stock and trim dimensions, this gun is fast and nimble enough for game birds. The gun's only real drawbacks are its diminutive dimensions. While most shooters will be happy for its sleekness and light carry weight, XXL shooters with a lot of muscle may find this one too small in their hands.

Ruger Red Label 28 Gauge No. KRI-2827BR

Gun Details

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Model Number
Home Defense
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Action Type
Chamber Length
Choke Tubes
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Receiver Material
Rib Width
Stock Material
Length of Pull
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
Trigger Pull Weight Bottom
Trigger Pull Weight Top

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The checkering pattern on the Red Label's forend is in an inverted triangledesign, echoing the general shape of the gun in its English stock configuration. At the wrist, the design extends far enough back to allow those with larger hands to move their trigger hand further back on the stock to adjust for finger placement on the trigger and to accommodate more stock in the hand.
The Ruger Red Label's forend latch is probably this gun's biggest problem—not only is it small and hard to grasp, especially for sausage-fingered shooters, the latch doesn't remain out and disengaged from the barrel lug, making forend removal awkward at times.
Here's what it looks like with the forend removed, showing the under lug and the mid-barrel joint.

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