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GunLvrNLearner
April 12, 2010, 12:58 PM
Is the LCR about the lightest 38 not counting the little 2 shot ones? I know S & W has the airweights around 15oz ect but still not quite as light as the LCR,and like in 380ACP we seen a flock to the small ones are there any others like the LCR or plans to make copies by others?

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MrBorland
April 12, 2010, 01:19 PM
are there any others like the LCR or plans to make copies by others?

You mean small polymer revolvers?

S&W makes the Body Guard 38 and Taurus makes the Protector.

BodyGuard 38
http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CustomContentDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=11101&content=754501

Taurus Protector
http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/2010/01/19/taurus-protector-polymer-a-polymer-revolver/

dovedescending
April 12, 2010, 01:22 PM
Man, these things just keep getting uglier and uglier.

girvin02
April 12, 2010, 01:31 PM
I believe the Ruger LCR weighs 13.5 ounces. While technically a .357 Magnum, S&W makes the model 340PD, which weighs 12 ounces.

Nathanael_Greene
April 12, 2010, 02:41 PM
Man, these things just keep getting uglier and uglier.

You got that right! Designed for concealed carry, 'cause they're too ugly to show.

LawofThirds
April 12, 2010, 07:26 PM
There's also the 342Ti & 337Ti, which come in at a feathery 10.3 oz each. AFAIK, S&W still has the lightest 5 shot .38 special.

The Lone Haranguer
April 12, 2010, 08:26 PM
The S&W AirLites with the aluminum/scandium frames and titanium cylinders are the lightest I know of, around 1 to 1 1/2 ounces lighter than the LCR. But there is a point of diminishing returns re weight reduction vs. ease of shooting.

MCgunner
April 12, 2010, 08:35 PM
I like the new Ruger, but I have a perfectly good Taurus 85SSUL. So it's 4 ounces heavier, like that's going to make me walk with a limp. :rolleyes: I'm not trading in a great shooting gun for 4 ounces. I'm perfectly happy with what I have.

LawofThirds
April 12, 2010, 08:37 PM
Yup, the titanium smiths are a whole 3 oz lighter. I honestly don't think that's a make or break....

ArchAngelCD
April 14, 2010, 04:38 AM
I like the new Ruger, but I have a perfectly good Taurus 85SSUL. So it's 4 ounces heavier, like that's going to make me walk with a limp. I'm not trading in a great shooting gun for 4 ounces. I'm perfectly happy with what I have.
I agree MCgunner, I have a perfectly good S&W M642 I carry every day. I see no reason to change either.

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