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Old 12-27-2011, 15:09   #61
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I came here to look for input on the Smith Bodyguard. Seems everyone picks the LCR over it.
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Old 12-27-2011, 21:04   #62
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I came here to look for input on the Smith Bodyguard. Seems everyone picks the LCR over it.
I ended up buying a S&W 442, but I've got nothing bad to say about the LCR. The funnypart is that I ended up putting Hogue grips on it. It now looks a lot more like an LCR.
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:24   #63
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In my experience I have found if you are only going to shoot 38 and 38+P the S&W 442 or 642 is great. If you want to shoot a lot of 357mag it's LCR all the way. We sold a few of the S&W Body Guard 38s. The grip dose not fit most peoples hand as well as the 442/642. If you like Lasers, Laser Grips are the way to go. I like the LCR best because I like 357. I have a 442 and I like it as a light weight pocket back up on occasion but, the LCR 357 fits most pockets so it gets the job. As for a steal gun I picked the SP101. As it comes stock out of the box you can shoot 357 all day. Most of what I have read about S&W 357 light weights is they are no fun to shoot. The Model 60 with the right grips would be O.K. That's my opinion If it's worth anything.

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Old 12-28-2011, 11:36   #64
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That's my opinion If it's worth anything.
It's worth as much as anybody else's.

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Old 12-28-2011, 20:31   #65
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I like the sp101 all metal with 357mags in it and pachmyr compacs on it . Real control and fight-stopping power! No use for plastic wheelguns or alloy airweights.
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Old 01-21-2012, 19:59   #66
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I got snubby fever again this week and started looking for something to replace my 442 I traded off a while ago. Looked at a no-dash Model 36, another 442, BG .38 and an LCR. Liked the trigger on the LCR the best of that bunch, but thought it looked weird and felt too light. I really disliked shooting the 442 because it was so light, and the LCR felt even lighter. I was leaning towards the Chief's Special because of the steel frame, but then I stumbled on a Colt Detective Special. Now my new pocket snubby.

I prefer Colts anyway. My other DS was too nice to EDC, this one had the suggestion of a turn line on the cylinder so it got the nod.

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Old 01-29-2012, 21:10   #67
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I was at Cabela's today and counted 10 used LCRs for sale. Guess there's plenty of folks who didn't like 'em.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:09   #68
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I would buy a second LCR357 and carry Two except, I hate to put the SP101 away.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:18   #69
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I was leaning towards the Chief's Special because of the steel frame, but then I stumbled on a Colt Detective Special. Now my new pocket snubby.
I ended up going back and also picking up the Chief's Special for my wife. She loved the way if fit her hand.
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Old 01-30-2012, 13:16   #70
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Heres my LCR .38spcl with XS front sight and Crimson Trace Lasergrips.
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:51   #71
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Does anyone make a grip similar to the Crimson Trace (hard plastic or non-sticky rubber)? Can't find one....
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Old 02-02-2012, 14:35   #72
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The Houge Boot grip. I didn't like mine though.
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:31   #73
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What didn't you like?

I really want Crimson Traces or equiv without the laser, but..
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:58   #74
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I found the recoil with .38spcl 130gr +p or standard 158gr to be a little brutal with the boot grip. I'm talking 30 rounds a session brutal. With the CTC's on it's much better. I put 125 rounds through it yesterday with no discomfort keeping all my shot's inside a 6" circle at 7 yards. There's no way I could shoot that many quality shots or maintain the accuracy without flinching using the boot grips.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:14   #75
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I saw the Taurus plastic one in the LGS the other day.....That needs no ammo......just the sight of that thing would scare off an attacker. Man,....is that thing ugly.
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:33   #76
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That is so weird. I found that the CT grips were brutal, giving me a blood blister with only one shot. The Hogue boot grips don't do that and in general I find that they're more comfortable even with +P Gold Dot. Now... they still sting... but I don't get a blood blister.
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Old 02-19-2012, 14:17   #77
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First thoughts were"Oh boy more plastic junk on the market! Sure as the world somebody will buy these." Shortly afterwards I saw one at my favorite gun store, asked to see it(only so I could make fun of it). BOUGHT IT!!! Got a soft spot for snubies and the, at the time, the newest Ruger is the best handling one I own. It's also the ugliest!
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Old 02-19-2012, 20:02   #78
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The 442 isn't too "snappy", but it isn't really a range gun. And I'm not sure how accurate I'm going to be with it. But it is small and well-built! Wife carried it last night.

"...small and well-built!" wife? gun?
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:16   #79
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So does anyone own a Polymer snub nose revolver.


When I went to check out the different snub nose revolvers I noticed the LCR something new kinda different but i just wasn't for me at this time.


I prefer a metal body snub nose but that don't mean I ain't curious about the Plastic Revolvers people are putting out.


Will my google fu lead me to some pretty mixed reviews on the LCR. Seems like some people are complaining about Flame cutting with in the first 500 rounds and having to send them back.


So has anyone else experienced this problem and is the Plastic Revolver just a fad or something here to stay.


Would you own a Plastic revolver your self?


Just in case your wondering I got a S&W 637 Chief special.

The flame cutting was only on a limited number of untreated Al frames.

You do realize that only the grip/trigger housing is plastic right?
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I was at Cabela's today and counted 10 used LCRs for sale. Guess there's plenty of folks who didn't like 'em.
Or they were 38s that are being sold to pay for 357 LCRs.
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