Ruger lcr .38 spl.

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  1. RVER

    RVER

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    After playing around with pocket autos for some time I revisited the revolver and ended up with a .38 Spl. LCR. The retail price was $425.00 for the .38 Spl. The .357 Magnum was $475.00. And the Crimson Trace Laser Grip model was $650.00.

    AMMUNITION / ACCURACY: At 7 yards all of the ammunition fired had the same point of impact – dead center of the target leaving one ragged hole. Recoil was mild with Winchester 130 grain FMJ and Federal 148 grain full wadcutter loads, and “manageable” with Federal 158 grain +P Nyclad HP and CCI 135 grain +P GDHP (my choice for carry). With the +P's the recoil, while not punishing, was not pleasant either. I was surprised to find that the LCR, although lighter than the Smith and Wesson “Airweight” revolver, has what I felt was considerably less felt recoil. And a much nicer trigger. I fired a total of 50 rounds of ammunition with 100% reliability. A really nice CCW / "off duty" / BUG weapon.

    Stay safe,
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  2. S&WShooter

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    My fiance has one, its a sweet little gun, feels good in my hand and shoots very well.
     

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    My wife's LCR is in my opinion a better all around fun then my J Frames.
     
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    I too prefer the snubbies to the pocket autos. I traded my
    .380 for a jframe years ago.
     
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    Mine is fun to shoot also.
     
  6. ChiefWPD

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    I have several J-frames as well as a Ruger LCR. I like the LCR a great deal. The gun is well made (better then the plastic S&W Bodyguard revolver), accurate, and, with the standard grips, very comfortable to shoot. I also have the so-called "boot grip," the smaller grip for the handgun. Here's my problem; the large grip, while great for shooting the gun, is just too large for pocket carry purposes. The boot grip is much smaller, but is uncomfortable in my hand and makes the gun difficult to shoot accurately for me.

    I hope (and figure) that someday someone will come up with an aftermarket grip for the little LCR that will work for me for pocket carry purposes. Until then, it's gonna have to be one of my J-frame S&Ws for carry.
     
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    We have the CTG grip on our LCR which could also be a better design but is about the same size as stock S&W grips.
     
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    What is the CTG grip? Tried Google but nothing came up.
     
  9. DaBigBR

    DaBigBR No Infidels!

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    Crimson Trace - Laser Grips
     
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    FM12 I need AMMO!

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    Still sticking with my ancient Colt Agent for right now...
     
  12. razdog76

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    I would buy one tomorrow if they had a 6-shot version!
     
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    Why wouldn't they had made it a six shooter?

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    I think they wanted to keep the cylinder thinner
     
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    razdog76 Heavy Mettle

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    I have had two Colt Detectives. My last one I swapped to my best friend, and he refuses to swap it back. I'm not sure, but I think that is breaking the swapping rule somehow.

    I never thought the 6 shot cylinder of the Detective/Agent/Cobra had any real size difference to that of the J-frame... certainly justifies 20% more ammo!
     
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    This is why I usually carried a S&W M&P 2" over a "J" frame, plus I found it easier to shoot.....
     
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    DaBigBR No Infidels!

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    C'mon Ruger, if you're listening at all...

    ...my credit card company said they were cool with it!:supergrin:
     
  19. nitesit(+ an e)

    nitesit(+ an e) Farmer, House Sitter and Cook

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    Awww, Ruger...

    People are such haters.

    I have shot a helluva lot of revolvers for over 30-years and 'Sturm, Ruger' you got the LCR right in my opinion. It doesn't surpass my treasured no-dash 442 (they both shoot the same) but the LCR is a really good option and it can withstand more "daily abuse" than a 442/642. I have my LCR on me as a duty BUG every effin' day I work (and I can afford to buy, and have tried) a whole lotta BUGs but the LCR is full of WIN......
     
  20. The-Fly

    The-Fly The Bofh

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    I love my LCR. I picked it up about a year ago, and it makes gun toting effortless. Just toss it in a Desantis holster, drop it in the jeans, and forget about it for the next 12 hours.