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Ruger LCR 357

Discussion in 'The Snubbie Club' started by Chup, Oct 26, 2010.


  1. Chup

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    I have 200 rounds of 125 G. 357 JHP through my LCR 357. The Tamer Grip makes the Gun easy to handle and follow up shots were a breeze to make. It's also easy to make accurate shots One or Two handed. This has become my new Back Up\ Pocket Gun. Now I can carry my SP101 IWB and my LCR in the off hand pocket. Ten rounds of 357 and Two Guns that make it no problem to shoot. I feel protected.:2gun:
     

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  3. Chup

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    It's a LCR there are pictures all over the place. I'm sort of computer illiterate. I'm lucky to get this far.
     
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    pics if thats not the stock grip
     
  5. Chup

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    Stock Grip
     
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    I have a LCR in 38 special.I hope to have one in 357 by years end.
     
  7. Ak.Hiker

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    What 125 grain 357 Magnum load were you shooting? Did you have any problem with bullet pull under recoil?
     
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    If they come out in 357, I'll buy one.
     
  9. Chup

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    With some reloads I did have a few bullets work their way out. So far none of the factory stuff had a problem. All loads I shot were 125 Grain 357. I think my friend shot some 110 grain.
     
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    The new Ruger revolver is a .357.

    :cool:
     
  11. Ak.Hiker

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    If you are talking full power 125 grain JHP loads like the Federal that is quite impressive. I would be tempted to try the mid range Remington Golden Saber 125 grain as well.
     
  12. Drew78

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    I agree!!!

    I too have the LCR in .357 and it is quite manageble... with the right load :whistling:

    I can handle any of the moderate mag loadings without any problems. Full house 125's are a bit hefty to say the least!

    Great platform!

    -Drew
     
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    I have 2 .38 spl LCR's. I want one of the new .357's now.
     
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    I'd say you are well protected !
     
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    I have the lcr 38 +p. Its my backup gun. And while im not a small guy or a limp wristed shooter. I dont think I would even want to shoot the 357. The 38 in that light package is plenty for me.
     
  16. Chup

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    The 357 is a few oz. heavier. It also has the Tamer Grip making 125G. HP 357 painless to shoot and follow up shots are fast and accurate
     
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    Wife got a .38 LCR, and likes it (especially the trigger), but the recoil is not pleasant for her, even with mild .38's. So how does that extra 4 ounces on the .357 LCR change felt recoil, if you are using the same ammo? In other words, how does the .357 gun feel, compared to the .38 gun, shooting the same .38 rounds?

    So, thinking of getting the .357 to shoot .38's out of, for softer recoil: carrying aside, does it make sense? ... OR, is the difference in recoil not significant?

    I know it is subjective; but if you have shot .38's in both, what did you think? And if so, did they have the same grips on both guns?

    (Uh, ...oh yeah ...if the .357 turns out to be better for her, guess I would have to help her out by taking care of that .38 .... :embarassed:)
     
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  18. Chup

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    First I would buy the Tamer Grip from Ruger. One of our Customers did and liked it much better. Second do not use heavy bullet weight. Practice with standard 38 spl. at 135 grains and lighter. For self defence use +P 135 grains or lighter. Let her shoot a few of the +P loads to make sure they are not too hot for her. If she can handle a few of them she will never feel the recoil in a stress situation. I did shoot standard 38s through my LCR 357 by mistake. I was so surprised it felt like I was shooting a 22. If by chance she was shooting 158 grain bullets, they are just too heavy for the light weight guns. I like shooting 357 snubs but, I don't like 158 grain bullets they slap your hand and hurt.
     
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    Thanks for the good ideas, Chup. I did some thinking and experimenting before having my wife try it out, so I had it pretty much set it up before hand for the best conditions I could. The grips do indeed make a noticeable difference, and I also found some standard pressure 110 gr rounds that have soft recoil, but should open up well enough (in theory, at least). Will probably switch to plus-p for defense, as you suggested.

    That the .38 LCR worked for my wife is a tribute to Ruger for having made a gun which was so light, yet is pretty easy to handle. Indeed, it is the only airweight which has worked for her out of the box.

    Your experience with standard .38's in the .357 LCR may be exactly what I was looking for. The extra four ounces (over the .38 LCR) should not effect carry much. If you find it shoots that lightly, then maybe it justifies getting the .357 just to launch .38's. Thanks.

    Has anybody else shot .38's out of both guns?
     
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  20. Drew78

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    I have LCR's in both .38 and .357; both have the same CTC grip on them. The Tamer didnt fit my hand well... Shooting .38's out of the LCR .357 is SO much easier compared to the same load out of the LCR .38. I know that 4oz isnt a lot, but it does make a difference in my hands.

    Best of luck!