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Who else thinks the Ruger 38 LCR is a handful to shoot?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by CDR_Glock, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. CDR_Glock

    CDR_Glock

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    I have the Tamer grips. It beats up my palm aches with +P ammo. I shoot a 357 snubby with no issues. I shoot 357 Magnums in all of my full sized revolvers and I have no issues with subcompacts like the Glock 27 or even P938.

    Today I received my Eagle Grips Secret Service grips. I hope these help.
     
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  2. wallytoo

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    I'm used to my G17, and my LCR in .38 punches me a lot harder.
     


  3. Wishoot

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    Honestly it's the softest shooting snubby I've ever shot.
     
  4. bush pilot

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    +1, then again I don't put a steady diet of +P ammo down the barrel, that would be nuts.
     
  5. bac1023

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    I never shot one, but the lightweight should make felt recoil greater.
     
  6. MrMurphy

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

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    Put about 150 rounds through an LCR.

    It certainly kicks but no worse than an Airweight.
     
  7. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    My jframe give my hand a solid thump, and the LCR is an ounce or more lighter than my 442. I can imagine its a handful.
     
  8. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    LCR with .38 Plus P definitely gives it a good snap. I personally think that a smooth smallish wooden grip that would allow me to put my fingers higher under the trigger guard would help.
     
  9. di11igaf

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    I shot the 38 lcr with some 38+p and didn't think it was bad compared to the 357(which I own) with full power 357's, even though its a tad heavier.
    The lcr 357 with 125gr 357's is no joke. It's like a baseball bat to the palm, but I love it
     
  10. Sold my S&W snubbie because I couldn't shoot it worth a %*^*. I picked up a Ruger SP101 2.25inch .357 and it's a breeze to shoot hotter loads. More power to those that can handle a light weight revolver but I failed the test big time.
     
  11. Viper 1

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    Sorry but I also think it's the softest shooting snub nose I've shot. I have a Smith Scandium that beats me up much more than the LCR.
     
  12. alwaysshootin

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    Can you just imagine one in .357?:shocked:

    :wavey:only shoot the 642 because I have to. It's a love hate relationship. Hate to shoot it, love to carry it!
     
  13. MLittle

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    I normally don't shoot +p rounds through my LCR that often, but to me the LCR absorbs recoil much better than my Smith 642. In fact, I'm thinking about getting rid of it (the 642). The LCR has better sights and a better trigger to boot.......
     
  14. Kozel

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    My 11 yo daughter shot 38 LCR and did just fine so rest of you are just whiny babies.




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  15. CDR_Glock

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    I don't have a problem with +P in a S&W 442. Well, I'm heading out to the range. I'll see if the new grips help. Otherwise, I'm getting a 442 or SP101.
     
  16. CDR_Glock

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    Try 100 rounds of +P.
     
  17. ChiefWPD

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    I find my LCR much more pleasant to fire than my S&W 342 and nicer than my S&W 642. That's with the standard grip the gun comes with.

    I'm not familiar with the Eagle Grips. Pics??
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    Never mind, Googled them. Look a tad too large for pocket carry, which is the purpose of my LCR. Really want a clone grip the same configuration as the S&W J-frame round butt with a T-adapter installed.
     
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  18. Gregg702

    Gregg702 Gold Member

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    The regular LCR is very lightweight. I have a KLCR(.357), and it is a few ounces heavier, makes shooting .38 much more tame.
     
  19. Bruce M

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    Different grips and/or reducing the number of rounds shot in one session may hopefully help.
     
  20. ^^ me too I could see how you would say the .357 magnum version would be a handful..id agree to that. But ive got a Taurus CH85 Snubnose thats just fine with regular and manageable with .38 +p loads. And though I dont won a LCR ive shot them and I consider them quite soft shooting.

    and lets face it when I practice I try to use the same grain I do for self defense but I dont use full P+ loads at the range for regular target/CC/SD practice...so I never have to worry about shooting 100 rounds of P+(im betting almost no one has to worry about that) about the only time I even shoot up my P+ stuff is when its time to replace my CC/HD ammo with new stuff then I will take the old to the range and shoot it up.
     
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