Colt Night Cobra vs Ruger LCR

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by jski, Jul 26, 2022.

  1. jski

    jski Member

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    I’ve seen 15 oz for the Night Cobra and 25+ oz. Not sure which is correct? The LCR is 17 oz.

    The LCR is a 5-shot snubby (in 38/357 or 9mm) and the Night Corba is a 6-shot snubby.

    Currently the Night Cobra is 38 +P only gun. The LCR comes in a variety of chamberings.

    Is there a reason to prefer one over the other?
    Anyone with experience with both?
     
  2. SwampWolf

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    The original Cobra weighed in at 15 ounces; not nearly as heavy as the latest renditions.
     
  3. jski

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    What was it made of?
     
  4. 357 Terms

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    The 38 LCR is 13.5oz
    The 357 LCR is 17.1oz.

    The new Cobra is stainless (the old one had an alloy frame) so the Night Cobra weighs over 25oz.
    Not really comparable to an LCR 38.
    Especially in terms of cost, those Colts are going for $900, if you can find one.
     
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  5. Tallball

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    My 14 ounce 38 special LCR is my preferred CC handgun.
     
  6. SwampWolf

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    Steel barrel and cylinder; alloy frame.
     
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