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Ruger LCR

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by tattedglock651, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. tattedglock651

    tattedglock651 FNG

    Jan 20, 2012
    So I have been trying to get rid of a pistol I own and was offered to trade it straight up for a Ruger LCR .38 Special. Now both guns are worth about the same so I have no problem with making the trade. Just curious if anyone out there has one and Im sure a few of you do, and how you like it??
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2012
  2. Chup


    Feb 11, 2008
    N. Ohio
    luv my LCR357

  3. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

    May 13, 2008
    I recently bought a Talo grey/blue LCR in 38spl. Haven't gotten the chance to shoot it yet ,but hopefully will get to the range either tomorrow or Monday night.

    I have been doing quite a bit of dry fire practice with snap caps and I have to say, it has the best factory DAO trigger I've ever felt on a snub nose. I know there are lighter titanium snubs but at 13.5oz and half the cost of a Ti, it certainly gets my vote.

    The standard Hogue grip is quite comfortable and works perfectly in my 5.11 shirt and ankle rig which will be the 2 carry methods depending on what I'm doing. Pocket carry may be a little bulky but Ruger sells an abbreviated Hogue grip for that.

    Also, don't worry about any rattle inside the gun, it's normal. Ruger revolvers use a transfer bar system and every Ruger revo I've owned has a similar rattle.

  4. Chewy Montenegro

    Chewy Montenegro

    Jun 20, 2011
    Although I dont own one, I've held many of them and just dont like the feel of a polymer revolver. To me it would be like having a polymer 1911 :dunno:
  5. tattedglock651

    tattedglock651 FNG

    Jan 20, 2012
    Very nice looking I am trading the guy on monday gonna take it and shoot it right after we get done. Looking forward to it.
  6. Gregg702

    Gregg702 Gold Member

    May 1, 2010
    Las Vegas
    What are you trading?
  7. tattedglock651

    tattedglock651 FNG

    Jan 20, 2012
    I trading my Taurus 24/7 G2 9MM I bought a G19 so I now longer need the Taurus...
  8. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

    Jan 16, 2001
    Buried in the X-files
    I have one. Use a Kangaroo holster (under the shirt shoulder holster) and it's fine.

    Bit big for the pocket, but groups acceptably out to 15 yards. I'd have tested further but weather got too bad.

    Triggers better than a NIB S&W J-frame.
  9. Viper 1

    Viper 1

    Aug 24, 2011
    I have the LCR 38; great pistol. It shoots soft and is easy to conceal. I oredered the smaller grips from Ruger and they make it even easier to conceal.
  10. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    No big loss there.
  11. mgo


    Aug 9, 2010
    I own a LCR .38 and it's a very satisfactory revolver. The action is smooth. +P rounds fired in this gun generate big muzzle flash and a very loud report, due to the short barrel. The +P is also quite tiring (not painful) to fire. Standard .38 special is much easier to manage in this lightweight revolver. The LCR a very good substitute for the S&W J-frames, in my view, and maybe a bit better.
  12. LawScholar


    Aug 23, 2011
    My mom and brother have each had LCRs for about two years. Really excellent snubbies. I love the trigger.
  13. What is the recoil impulse like on the LCR357 compared to a S&W 642 shooting standard .38 loads?

    I was considering purchasing the Smith 649, but may go with the LCR if it's quality and manageable recoil
  14. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

    Jan 16, 2001
    Buried in the X-files
    I haven't shot the LCR357, mine's the .38 only model, but recoil was similar.

    The factory grip does a very good job. I'd just shot 125 rounds of .45 in a IDPA match in freezing (literally) weather and running a box of .38s through mine..... yeah, you knew it went off, but it didn't bother me.

    More recoil than a K-frame, but about the same as an Airweight J.
  15. AnimalG26


    Jan 26, 2012
    New Hampshire
    I would have traded that. I have a Taurus 24/7 OSS DS in .45, i like it ok. I have shot both the LCR, and my pokcet piece is an LCP. I really want a Bodyguard .380
  16. grmnracing


    Oct 10, 2010
    I was very close to buying the LCR. However I picked up a Smith 442 and love it.

    I might want to pick up and LCR down the road.
  17. dugo


    Jul 29, 2008
    LCR has a great trigger. (!)

    Grips are very good, but recoil is less than I'd expect for the weight, especially in the .357, even with the CT grips (which are smaller than the stock grips and don't have the recoil absorbing insert). Guess the frame flexes and takes up some recoil, too.

    The extra 4 oz up front in the .357 makes a noticeable difference over the .38 version when the same .38 round is shot in both guns. I feel like recoil is a little less than a comparable-weight j-frame at 13 oz. (for the .38), but some folks don't. Haven't shot a .357 against a similar weight j; but again we are talking about 17 oz. versus 13 in comparing the two Rugers.

    A lot of folks have found that the cylinder release can be harder and grittier on the .357 version (wife had trouble with it, and she didn't on the .38), but it smooths out with use.

    (Edit: Oops, guess you weren't asking about the .357. Anyway, the .38 is a very good gun.)
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2012
  18. GoBigOrange


    May 22, 2010
    East TN
    I own the LCR in .38 special. Fantastic gun!

    I've also shot the LCR in .357 and the recoil was not as bad as I was expecting. I will probably buy another someday.
  19. NMG26


    Jul 24, 2010
    I have a LCR 38 +p

    Great gun. I leave it with the wife and I carry a SW 638'

    I want to pick up a LCR in the .22, would be great for training.
  20. writwing


    Jan 23, 2008
    You can tell its Polymer by holding it???