Tell me about your LCR

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I'm thinking about getting an LCR, but I'd like too see if any owners would be willing to share there opinions and/or experiences. I know it's a new model, but surely someone has tried it out.

Thanks in advance!
 

Revolver-Time

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My wife purchased one at $389. for her CCW. She has maybe 100 rounds in it. A BG would not want to be inside of 12 yards. She really likes the trigger. For practise she uses 158 gr standard loading. For carry she uses 125 + p. It is lite enough that she is going to have it with her when she should.
 

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It is a nice light weight pocket gun. Has been corrosion proof so far and is a good inclement weather gun.
 

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I think I'd like to get one, but I'm just not sure yet. I wish I could shoot both the LCR and S&W 642 to see which is more accurate... I suck at shooting snubbies.
 

rgwarren

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I have a LCR and it is very accurate at 25 yards.. I shoot Horandy Critical Defence ammo. I carry it as a boot gun and never know it is there. Very pleased with it..
 

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The Smith & Wesson snub nosed .38 revolver has been a classic design forever. The little S&W revolver has been the standard by which all others are judged. No one has made a 2" barreled revolver better than S&W.

Until now.

In my opinion, the Ruger LCR is a better choice than the S&W for a carry revolver.

Compared to the S&W's aluminum framed +P snubby:

- The Ruger has a better trigger pull (9 pounds on my Lyman digital trigger gauge compared to the S&W's; my gauge only goes to 12 pounds and the S&W is over that).

- The LCR has bigger and easier to see and use sights. The LCR's front sight is pinned and able to be replaced.

- The LCR's factory Hogue Tamer grips, along with Ruger's grip peg design, provide much more cushion in your hand (especially behind the grip area where it matters) than the S&W design. My hand didn't hurt after firing the Ruger. My hand hurt after firing the S&W.

- Usually there is a slight price advantage in the Ruger's favor.

I'm a fan of the Ruger LCR and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a serious concealed carry .38 Special +P revolver.

RugerLCR005.jpg
 

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Revolver-Time":3aubstgq said:
Brules":3aubstgq said:
I purchased one for $319. Very lightweight and easy to carry EDC.
That is a fantastic price! Was it new?

I second that. I got mine for 399, which was a sale price. The local Gander Mountain was selling them for 549.

Before I bought mine I went to the local gun range and rented both the LCR and the S&W 642. After shooting both side by side my decision was made and I purchased the LCR. Much lighter, less recoil, better trigger pull, easier to use sights and I shot tighter groups with it. So it was an easy decsion.

Good luck with your decision.

Jeremy
 

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I looked at one today - price listed was $499.
I really liked the way it handled; but could not justify the price. I definitely could if it was less than $350!
 
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My LCR with standard Hogue grips is becoming my favorite handgun. Butt-ugly, totally untraditional. But grip is great, trigger is fantastic, recoil is very good for 100 rounds. Quick target recovery. Not at all a belly-gun. An accurate, fun shooter. Use mostly WWB FMJ for practice. Carry Hornady Critical Defense .38 SPL +P. I carry it everywhere in a Nemisis pocket holster. I paid $486.00 in April. It was only the 2nd one I'd seen, first one was spoken for. No regrets, even at that price. This is a serious revolver, a much needed Home Run for Ruger IMO. I understand you give up some comfort in the grip if you get the CT laser grip. Last month I put 5 shots touching in the bullseye at 7 yards. Nuff said.
 

WAglockfan

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The LCR has a fantastic trigger and less felt recoil, making it much easier to shoot accurately than J frames. It is considerably lighter than my Glock 26 making it very pleasant to carry. I would recommend it to anyone that wants an extremely light reliable handgun.
 

winterwood

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I've been thinking about one. They feel good in my hand, but I have not shot one. The comments here made up my mind; I think I will buy/order one tomorrow from my favorite shop. Next time the question comes up, I should be able to offer an opinion.
This is an example of the true quality of this forum. The questions asked and the opinions expressed are universal for shooters. I try never to miss an entry, despite the stated topic, for I never know what I will learn. 8)
Thanks to all here.
Jim
 

edlmann

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Jhuppdog":2ycagzz7 said:
Revolver-Time":2ycagzz7 said:
Brules":2ycagzz7 said:
I purchased one for $319. Very lightweight and easy to carry EDC.
That is a fantastic price! Was it new?
I second that. I got mine for 399, which was a sale price. The local Gander Mountain was selling them for 549.

Shoot Straight in Apopka, Casselberry & Tampa has them on sale for $449 this week - 30th anniversary. Dunno what their regular price is.
 

jack76590

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How do you feel about internal lock? I gather hidden, but any concern it might engage under recoil on its own?
 

jimhoff

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I love my LCR--better than the LCP which I also love. If you lock engages during a shootout, well, I guess we all have to die sooner or later...thanks Hillary.

Patiently waiting for an LCR .22 target 4" and a LSAR .44 Bisley.
 

claydoctor

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Has anyone compared the recoil on a standard LCR with the Hogue grips and the recoil of the Crimson Trace model? I would like to get an LCR as my first laser-equipped handgun but worried that the CT grips won't soak up recoil like the Hogues.
 

GilaMonster

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jack76590":1wwr1wmp said:
How do you feel about internal lock? I gather hidden, but any concern it might engage under recoil on its own?

claydoctor":1wwr1wmp said:
If you lock engages during a shootout, well, I guess we all have to die sooner or later...

take a moment to remove the grips on your LCRs, and take a careful look at the lock mechanism. work it with the key. I think you will be assured, as I was, that it is very unlikely to engage on its own.

my S&W 642, on the other hand, looks like it could actually engage on its own.

JMHO
 
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I have both grips. i can shoot all day at the range with the hogues, i can't say the same with the ctgrips. however, the ctgrips are excellent for pocket carrying... not sticky, much thinner, and nothing beats a red dot on the bg's forehead.
 

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