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Plastic Revolvers

Discussion in 'The Snubbie Club' started by HotRoderX, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Gen4 BETATester

    Jan 15, 2011
    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.

  2. Loved mine, accurate and actually fun to shoot. I sold it to fund my AR build, regret doing that. Goin to the gun store tomorrow to pick up the kids new .22, have to see if they have any in with the front nite sight.
  3. G19aps


    Aug 2, 2009
    I owned a 642 for 8 yrs and have a 4 yr old 340M&P. I bought an LCR w/XS sight last month. I can shoot it better than either J frame mostly b/c the trigger reach is slightly longer. But it's enough for me that I have more confidence in my ability with the LCR than either J frame. Yesterday I shot a 3.1" 5 shot group @25yds offhand with 135gr+P Gold Dots, centered on the target.

    I read about the flame cutting, but it isn't every gun as far as I can tell. I haven't hit 500 rnds yet but am close with no wear in that area.
  4. stopatrain

    stopatrain Lifetime Member

    Aug 28, 2005
  5. whmaxwell


    Apr 1, 2011
    Nope but I would love to have one :) If anyone wants to donate to a poor fellow gun owner, let me know!! :cool:
  6. Berto

    Berto woo woo

    Sep 15, 2003
    I'm still waiting on the long term reports. So far I've seen a few reports of flame cutting and frame stretch.
  7. Picked up a new one today. Has the front night sight and boot grip. Paid $449. When they first came out I paid $400 for my first one without the night sight. Compared it to a S&W with NS which was 100 bucks more, trigger pull seems way smoother on the LCR. I put about 500 rounds thru my first one with no wear visible whatsoever.
    Plastic guns, yikes, didnt they used to say that about Glocks years ago?
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2011
  8. KennyFSU

    KennyFSU What to wear...

    Mar 14, 2011
    Does anyone know what other companies make a plastic revolver besides Ruger?
  9. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Gen4 BETATester

    Jan 15, 2011
    yea they use to call Glocks plastic guns some still do. I just didn't know what else to call a plastic composite revolver with out offending anyone. I did give some thought to calling them Metal Challenged Revolvers but figured that wasn't politically correct :tongueout:.
  10. GoBigOrange


    May 22, 2010
    East TN
  11. G19aps


    Aug 2, 2009
    The LCRs have been out for 2 years now. I would hope current manufactured ones won't have the flame cutting issue but you never know. Ruger has a good warranty anyway.
  12. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Gen4 BETATester

    Jan 15, 2011
    I love wheel guns so I was thinking about maybe some time after Christmas picking up one in 357mag cause will... I want a Ruger revolver something hardcore.
  13. SuperSleuth


    Feb 27, 2010
    Around the end of last year I started actively looking at getting a snub revolver and the .357 LCR was at the top of my list. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any ranges that rented them around my area so I wasn't able to shoot one. I did find a gun store that had a .38 LCR, so I decided to check it out. It was definitely lightweight. I wasn't too crazy about the grip. But then I dry-fired it. I will say that it was light and fairly smooth. There was just something about the "feel" of it I didn't like. I can't really explain it.

    I decided to stick with S&W and ended up getting the no-lock 642 I have now (see avatar). I liked it much better, even though the trigger pull was significantly heavier.

    Now that I think about it, I think what bothered me about the LCR's trigger pull was the lack of energy on the trigger return. Every S&W revolver I've shot before trying the LCR (a model 10, an older no-dash 642, and my 65) snapped it's trigger back with authority. It's why I like the stock springs in my guns.

    Other than the trigger, I wouldn't mind owning an LCR. I think it's a sound concept.

    However, I will not get the S&W Bodyguard revolver (I really hate that's confusing with the 49-style snub). I hate the location of the cylinder release; it's too different from every other DA revolver on the market.
  14. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

    Jan 26, 2001
    it took me a decade or so before i bought into the plastic semi auto Glock.

    it will probably be as long before i buy into the plastic revolver deal as well.
  15. up1911fan


    Mar 12, 2009
    Upper Michigan
    Not nearly enough pics in this thread.

    Best shot I could get showing the sight picture with the XS dot.
  16. SamRudolph


    Nov 19, 2010
    I have an LCR with the XS standard dot sight and the boot grip.

    If it had the standard grip it would be easier to shoot. The trigger is nicer than a factory S&W by leaps and bounds. XS sights are fantastic, of course. Recoil to me feels about the same as a S&W 642, which I have also owned.

    I actually think it's a rather attractive gun.
  17. up1911fan


    Mar 12, 2009
    Upper Michigan
    Agree on the boot grip, not the best for range use. Shoot's about like my 642, I plan on adding CTC's to the LCR pretty quick.