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Thinking about a Ruger lcr

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by cosmose, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. cosmose

    cosmose

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    Hi guys, been thinking about picking up a new carry gun and the Ruger Lcr has caught my eye. I use to own a rossi snubbie in 38special but never could really shoot it well, I could always shoot my lcp better. everybody brags about the lcr trigger pull and from what i hear it's a lot lighter and smoother? what do you guys think about them?

    thanks for any info.
    also any pics would be awesome:)
     
  2. JLM63

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    I love mine. Had it almost three years now. A little over 1500 rounds. It's carry time has dropped off as I pack a G36 most of the time now. It's great for pocket carry in jeans.
     

  3. datnvan

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    my only regret is not getting it in .357. the .38 and .357 almost weigh almost the same and thru all of this ammo shortage, there is PLENTY of .357 on my stores shelves.
     
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  4. cosmose

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    how does it compare to the 36 for carry? I'm looking to get something in between my lcp and glock 30sf for carry
    I will probably go 357 and carry 38's just for the versatility but i got a feeling 357 magnum out of it would be something else:wow:
     
  5. DRJ1911

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    I love mine, Much better trigger than my J frame's. I only pocket carry mine but it carry's very well.

    P.S. I liked mine so well that Santa brought my wife one for CHRISTMAS.

    Doyle
     
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  6. Boats

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    There should be no probably about getting the magnum. The extra length of the cylinder is negligible and you double your chances to find factory ammo or widen the development possibilities for loads made on your reloading bench.
     
  7. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

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    The LCR has the best out of the box trigger pull I've felt on a snub yet. I have however switched over to a 642 with Apex spring kit and my own DIY polish job on the contact points which just edges out over the LCR.

    Know that the .357 is over 3ozs heavier than the .38spl if you plan on pocket carrying.
     
  8. GlockFish

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    I'd get one. They're nice. But I'd get the 357 version. Just because, you know, you could shoot 38+P and 357 in it too.
     
  9. Navitimer

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    I've got the .357 and love it. As expected it's got some recoil, but the Hogue tamer grip helps. I vote you go for it! I also put an XS big dot tritium on the front blade.
     
  10. JLM63

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    No question the LCR is easier to carry than the 36, but it's really an apples and oranges comparison. I bought mine with the XS front sight and boot grip, then bought the Crimson Trace and standard Hogue grips later. It wears the CT grips all the time now. Here's a target from my last outing, testing some handloads. I'm completely satisfied with it accuracy-wise. This is at 10 yds at an indoor range, 158 gr cast bullet and 3.8 gr WW-231. I really want Ruger to size it up to create a 5-shot .45 ACP version but I'm not holding my breath.[​IMG]
     
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    I love mine, carry it almost everyday. I don't know why people puss out about shooting 357s out of it, it's not that damn bad. I carry it with 357s and carry 357s and 38s on speed strips for reloads.
     
  12. Deployment Solu

    Deployment Solu Kydex Crafter

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    Got the .357 for me and the .38 for the wife. Both fill the role of a second gun. Easy to carry. Great accuracy and reliability.
     
  13. 09crue

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    i have the lcr in.38 cal,just prefered the lighter weight over the .357 version.IMO the 4 extra ozs makes a huge differance when pocket carrying..no regrets buying the lcr,has been a great gun.
     
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  14. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

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    Also know that a .357 out of snub has no advantage over a .38spl +P other than more blast and recoil. The very small barrels just don't let enough of the powder burn and do what the .357 is supposed to do. My suggestion is to shoot .38spl and .38spl+P only no matter which one you get.
     
  15. GlockFish

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    Nonsense. It's been proven over and over again.

    A 357 magnum round will always -Always - beat a 38+P round out of the same length barrel.
     
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    Yep. But the velocity of a .357 Mag out of a snubbie will be comparable to a .38 out of a longer barrel.

    How big of a hammer will fit in your pocket? How much punch would you like that hammer to deliver?

    OP, where do you plan on carrying the pistol? If pocket or ankle carry, the weight difference may be more important. On your belt, much less so.
     
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    We have 3, 1 .357 & 2 .38's. Wife shoots lights out with hers and she is tiny, most guys on the line can't match her at 10yds. Great for hiking, we carry shot loads for 1std shot and hard cast 160's for the rest.
     
  18. ithaca_deerslayer

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    Nothing wrong with the LCR :) But you still will have a short sight radius, making accuracy at distance difficult, if that was your problem before.

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  19. hoghunter82

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    I painted the sight post white for easier target recognition. I really liked the LCR but ended up selling it. It was an issue caused by me. I kept short stroking the trigger causing it to lock up during fairly rapid fire. I think it's because the trigger was actually too light that I was cycling the gun too fast. Again, that's my fault in not adjusting to the gun and i could have trained myself by spending more time with the gun. But I couldn't guarantee in a SD situation that I wouldn't short stroke it so I just moved on.


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    I think that part of the Ruger trigger is a problem for some others too. It has a different reset than a Smith. I'm not sure if the reset is actually longer, but it feels longer.




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