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Anyone have a Ruger LCR?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Sniper X, Aug 15, 2011.

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  1. Sniper X

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    Might pick one up. Need to know. Have heard the stock trigger is great.
     
  2. WC145

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    I don't have one but I have dry fired one at a gun show and was very impressed. The trigger pull is light and smooth, without a lot of stacking, much different feel (read: better) than a stock S&W snubby trigger. I have all the small frame revolvers I need at the moment, but if I was in the market I'd definitely be looking at a LCR. I'd only be interested in the .38spl version, the extra weight of the .357mag version would be a turn off for me, since I wouldn't shoot mags out of it anyway.
     
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    I have one. The trigger is very nice. Recoil is stout, but it tends to recoil straight back without alot of muzzle flip. Good accuracy, but can be fussy about which loads it prefers.
     
  5. critter

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    I just picked up one. Sadly, my wife confiscated it immediately as HERS! Yes, they have really nice triggers and the recoil, while significant, is very easy to manage. So far, I am impressed with the little lightweight. (BTW, this is the .38 spcl model.)
     
  6. ForumSurfer

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    I own one. I was dead-set on buy an airweight smith. I dry-fired an LCR and loved it so much that it followed me home.

    I've only put a few hundred rounds through it and this is my first revolver that I have used seriously. I plinked and target practiced with revolvers often growing up, but this is the first one I've ran drills and tried action shooting with. I'm satisfied.

    I skipped the crimson trace option. I've found that lasers slow me down with anything I use. Not to mention I like the hogue tamer grips that come on the non-ct LCR's.
     
  7. Bush Pilot

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    I have two LCRs and prefer them over any of my Smith J-frames. I did everything possible to not like them, it just didn't happen. These guns are actually a pleasure to shoot with a mild load.
     
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    I ran 200 rounds of +p through it in one session. I don't shoot short barreled revolvers often, but I found the recoil to be mild. Not even worth mentioning, really. Recoil is one of those things that is highly subjective, though.

    I'll still pick up an airweight sooner or later. I need something to compare it to in the long run. :neener:
     
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    I have one and love it !!!!!small light and has a GREAT Trigger pull and it fits the hand just right.
     
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    I have the LCR357 with Tamer Grip. It makes shooting 357 painless but, it is a little wild. I have no problem with accuracy or follow up shots. 38+P is mild and regular 38 special is just boring. I carry it every day as backup to a SP101.
     
  11. LafayetteLA

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    I had a 642 with Crimson Trace grips that I loved. After shooting a Ruger LCR in 38 special I sold my 642 to buy a LCR. Have not regretted the decision.
     
  12. Sniper X

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    I had a 340pd that was significant but I could manage it. With .38spl in it it wasn't bad at all. So this one should be easy.
     
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    I have the LCR and the trigger is very nice and it really does just disappear in pockets, however maybe it"s just me, but I find the recoil to be just short of brutal. As mentioned above recoil is subjective, for instance many people feel that .45s recoil is harsh, but I don't find the .45 recoil as harsh as a 9mm. Different hands, different grips, different recoil perception I guess. Anyway it's a nice little revolver, although I would rather shoot my 3" SP101.
     
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    I bought one BECAUSE of the trigger pull.. also it's fit and finish was really nice as well..

    I am a Smithaholic,, certified... I have been the the Smith Armour's school, can rework Smith triggers in my sleep..Many years a competitive revolver shooter... PPC.. Where trigger work is everything.... and the Ruger's trigger, right out of the box, is all you will want or need. I likey!!

    Previous poster correct, it is an alloy frame, it is light, therefore not a lot of mass there to absorb recoil... The frame/grip angle is good to me, and it does tend to flip a tad less...

    Accuracy is good to the 11yd line.. haven't shot it past that yet... But kept them all in area bout the size of a playing card... since my eyes are going, and I was just getting used to a new piece, I was good with it..

    BTW: the Wife stole mine too!!!!!
     
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    My son bought one as his first gun. After I fired it I traded in a S&W snub for one. Much nicer trigger. The one I bought Needed a bit of dry fireing before the trigger smoothed out though.
     
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    Mine is nothing more than a tool, one perfectly suited for the job, it's with me every day. I'd prefer a root canal to practicing with it. But I do unload the +P ammo once in a while to make sure my fluency with it is intact. Highly recommended.
     
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    I have one in .357. It's my favorite gun that I own.
     
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    My wife carries one. Ugly as sin, and big fat grip compared to a j-frame... but it has an excellent trigger. Light and smooth. It is, without a doubt, the best DA trigger on a revolver I've ever tried. J-frame triggers, on the other hand, are heavy as heck.

    For this reason alone, I think the LCR is the best pocket snubbie on the market.
     
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    I've had the .357 version for about two months and am very happy with it. I ordered the XS Big Dot (tritium) front sight and it installed in about 10 minutes. For some reason you can order the .38 from the factory with it, but not the .357.

    The trigger is good, accuracy is all you can want, and as for recoil, I find it to be exceptionally pleasing to shoot. MUCH more so than the airweight Smith or Taurus snubbies. I don't know if this is due to the grips, the polymer frame "flexing" or magic fairy dust they sprinkle on at the factory. I find that a box of 50 158gr LSWC +p .38's run out well before my desire to stop shooting it. The only magnums I've run thru it are 125 grain loads and while the recoil is a bit more noticeable, it's still fun to shoot. Now, go get one. You KNOW you want it :D
     
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    I don't plan on shooting 357 out of a 1.875" barrel, but wondering if carrying an extra 4 oz would be worth the reduced recoil of 38+?

    People are also talking about the trigger pull. I consider the snubby to be purely self defensive and not a target/range gun. I wouldn't be stacking the trigger or even thinking about the trigger in a high adrenaline situation. So not sure if the differences with SW trigger matter.

    Something that might matter is the grip. Don't want something big or uncomfortable in the pocket.

    I'm more focused on CCW & self defense: carry comfort, followup shots, pointability.
     
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    honestly, it doesn't make a difference. i rented a 38spl LCR before buying the 357 LCR for my wife, thinking the 357 would have less recoil. it doesn't. they're pretty much the same.
     
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    I carry an XS model with the boot grip in an IWB crossdraw. It's so light I barely notice it, rounded edges are comfortable even when driving. Ruger definitely got this one right.
     
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    I had bought an airweight instead when I had considered the lcr and airweight among others. I never had the opportunity to test out the lcr's trigger and function as all the shops I went to were sold out at the time. My Smith's trigger is NOT light. but it is reliable. I wonder if I made a mistake, sounds like the lcr is pretty nice.
     
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    I wonder the same thing when I look at airweights in the counter!

    Like I said, I just need both...along with an older s&W or colt all blued up with a color case hardened trigger and hammer...and some nice wood grips. Just to make a fair comparison and all. :)
     
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    Now that's the way to do it. You can't pick a favorite till you have owned and carried and shot a few of em. I am betting an old colt or smith would be a good comparison for that experiment.
     
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