October 10, 2012, 02:19 PM
Just a word of caution and wondering what others who have tried the gun have thought. I ordered a 8 shot Ruger LCR-22 from my gun pusher last week; I was checking it out for my long-distance mother who wants help picking out a "light" carry gun. Bad move. The little gun has the worse trigger I've ever felt on a revolver; lots of takeup and about a 20 lb trigger pull. I couldn't keep the gun on target worth a darn. For those who aren't familiar with it, it is double-action only. The 357 LCR is supposed to have a great trigger, but it didn't translate to the LCR-22.
I traded it today with some cash for a S&W 63. My gun pusher was willing to buy it back for $75 less than I paid for it a week ago, thank god; I had exactly 32 shots through it and, after tax for both guns, lost about $125 trying it out, so each shot cost me about $4 :banghead:
October 10, 2012, 02:24 PM
I feel for you. I handled an LCR22 (the only one I've seen in a shop) and immediately noticed that it lacks the super sweet trigger of its .38/.357 siblings. I suppose it has to do with the force needed to ignite rimfire primers.
October 10, 2012, 03:46 PM
Fact of life with small rimfire revolvers. They have to strike waay harder than a centerfire revolver needs to fire reliably. Buy her a larger .22lr revolver there more mass working for you can trigger pull weight will go down. My stock DW .22 revolver has a 7lbDA pull and 3 1/2lb SA. My model 94 taurus is closer to your ruger.
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October 11, 2012, 09:26 AM
I have the LCR-22 and thought the exact same thing. I thought I was getting a lightweight, reliable revolver with a great trigger, suitable for young kids and old ladies.
Well, the LCR *is* lightweight and reliable, but the trigger was a mess. So I shot it a lot, dry fired it some, and both the trigger and I got better. The gun is very accurate if the trigger can be overcome.
I can hit pretty well with it now, so it's a keeper. It's still not suitable for old ladies, though.
The problem with the LCR also occurs in the lightweight rimfire S&W Models 351PD, 351C, 317, and 43C. Light frame + heavy trigger makes for difficult practical accuracy. At least the LCR isn't $600.
October 11, 2012, 06:26 PM
When I got the LCR-22 I knew it had a heavy trigger. But I knew that it was a pretty reliable revolver. All of the small framed 22 revolvers have heavy triggers, but wouldn't say mine has a 20lb trigger however. Your M63 should be better. I want one of the 3" ones, but have yet to see one at a gunshop.
October 11, 2012, 11:08 PM
trigger pull a little havy but nothing that you cant get use to, being able to hit with it id say operator error. i have two of them andat 21 feet i can put a box of 325 rounds in the x and ten ring. no they arent a target gun with a whizzbanker trigger job, they are what they are intended to be.
October 12, 2012, 01:17 AM
I don't know what the pull is on mine but it is lighter than my S&W 317 and the sights are a lot better. I think with a little practice one can shoot better than other revolvers with the same sight radius shooting double action. I have the LCR38 also and although it has a lighter trigger I do better with the LCR22 because with 22 ammo being cheaper I shoot it more