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Old 10-09-2012, 21:04   #1
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Who else thinks the Ruger 38 LCR is a handful to shoot?

I have the Tamer grips. It beats up my palm aches with +P ammo. I shoot a 357 snubby with no issues. I shoot 357 Magnums in all of my full sized revolvers and I have no issues with subcompacts like the Glock 27 or even P938.

Today I received my Eagle Grips Secret Service grips. I hope these help.
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Old 10-09-2012, 21:22   #2
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I'm used to my G17, and my LCR in .38 punches me a lot harder.
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Old 10-09-2012, 21:22   #3
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Honestly it's the softest shooting snubby I've ever shot.
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Old 10-09-2012, 21:41   #4
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Honestly it's the softest shooting snubby I've ever shot.
+1, then again I don't put a steady diet of +P ammo down the barrel, that would be nuts.
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Old 10-09-2012, 22:03   #5
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I never shot one, but the lightweight should make felt recoil greater.
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Old 10-09-2012, 22:14   #6
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Put about 150 rounds through an LCR.

It certainly kicks but no worse than an Airweight.
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Old 10-09-2012, 22:14   #7
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My jframe give my hand a solid thump, and the LCR is an ounce or more lighter than my 442. I can imagine its a handful.
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Old 10-10-2012, 00:59   #8
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LCR with .38 Plus P definitely gives it a good snap. I personally think that a smooth smallish wooden grip that would allow me to put my fingers higher under the trigger guard would help.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:10   #9
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I shot the 38 lcr with some 38+p and didn't think it was bad compared to the 357(which I own) with full power 357's, even though its a tad heavier.
The lcr 357 with 125gr 357's is no joke. It's like a baseball bat to the palm, but I love it
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:17   #10
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Sold my S&W snubbie because I couldn't shoot it worth a %*^*. I picked up a Ruger SP101 2.25inch .357 and it's a breeze to shoot hotter loads. More power to those that can handle a light weight revolver but I failed the test big time.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:34   #11
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I have the Tamer grips. It beats up my palm aches with +P ammo. I shoot a 357 snubby with no issues. I shoot 357 Magnums in all of my full sized revolvers and I have no issues with subcompacts like the Glock 27 or even P938.

Today I received my Eagle Grips Secret Service grips. I hope these help.
Sorry but I also think it's the softest shooting snub nose I've shot. I have a Smith Scandium that beats me up much more than the LCR.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:58   #12
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My jframe give my hand a solid thump, and the LCR is an ounce or more lighter than my 442. I can imagine its a handful.
Can you just imagine one in .357?

only shoot the 642 because I have to. It's a love hate relationship. Hate to shoot it, love to carry it!
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:00   #13
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I normally don't shoot +p rounds through my LCR that often, but to me the LCR absorbs recoil much better than my Smith 642. In fact, I'm thinking about getting rid of it (the 642). The LCR has better sights and a better trigger to boot.......
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:43   #14
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My 11 yo daughter shot 38 LCR and did just fine so rest of you are just whiny babies.




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Old 10-10-2012, 12:12   #15
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Sorry but I also think it's the softest shooting snub nose I've shot. I have a Smith Scandium that beats me up much more than the LCR.
I don't have a problem with +P in a S&W 442. Well, I'm heading out to the range. I'll see if the new grips help. Otherwise, I'm getting a 442 or SP101.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:13   #16
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My 11 yo daughter shot 38 LCR and did just fine so rest of you are just whiny babies.




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Try 100 rounds of +P.
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Old 10-10-2012, 14:56   #17
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I have the Tamer grips. It beats up my palm aches with +P ammo. I shoot a 357 snubby with no issues. I shoot 357 Magnums in all of my full sized revolvers and I have no issues with subcompacts like the Glock 27 or even P938.

Today I received my Eagle Grips Secret Service grips. I hope these help.
I find my LCR much more pleasant to fire than my S&W 342 and nicer than my S&W 642. That's with the standard grip the gun comes with.

I'm not familiar with the Eagle Grips. Pics??
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Never mind, Googled them. Look a tad too large for pocket carry, which is the purpose of my LCR. Really want a clone grip the same configuration as the S&W J-frame round butt with a T-adapter installed.
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Old 10-10-2012, 16:33   #18
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The regular LCR is very lightweight. I have a KLCR(.357), and it is a few ounces heavier, makes shooting .38 much more tame.
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Old 10-10-2012, 16:35   #19
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Different grips and/or reducing the number of rounds shot in one session may hopefully help.
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Old 10-10-2012, 16:39   #20
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Honestly it's the softest shooting snubby I've ever shot.
^^ me too I could see how you would say the .357 magnum version would be a handful..id agree to that. But ive got a Taurus CH85 Snubnose thats just fine with regular and manageable with .38 +p loads. And though I dont won a LCR ive shot them and I consider them quite soft shooting.

and lets face it when I practice I try to use the same grain I do for self defense but I dont use full P+ loads at the range for regular target/CC/SD practice...so I never have to worry about shooting 100 rounds of P+(im betting almost no one has to worry about that) about the only time I even shoot up my P+ stuff is when its time to replace my CC/HD ammo with new stuff then I will take the old to the range and shoot it up.

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