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LCR - Ammo ?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by dog gone it, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. dog gone it

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    My LCR will accommodate the heavier +P loads and thats what Ive been shooting. However, I have a few extra regular .38 special PMC Bronze and some PPU loads that I want to practice with. I cant see why it would hurt to shoot regular .38 special but I thought Id better ask to be sure...So my dumb question is, will they hurt my LCR in any way, or should I shoot +P loads only from my LCR ?
     
  2. mavracer

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    Shoot away. Standard pressure will not wear it any faster.
     
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  3. dog gone it

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    Excellent ! I use to buy cheap .38 to practice every now and again with my .357 Now I need practice more with my .38 LCR and I thought it wouldnt hurt to ask. Knowing my luck it would cause damage if I didnt ask. Lol
    Thanks
     
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  4. Dan-O

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    Is this a joke?
     
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  5. Monster Zero

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    It's OK to shoot regular loads so long as you have fun doing it.
     
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  6. dog gone it

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    Yes. Do you like it ?
    Ive been shooting a .22 rifle since I was somewhere around 7 to 9 years old and Im well over 55 years old now. Ive shot more coons, rabbits, coyotes, squirrels, fox, beaver, just to name a few, than you can possibly imagine. When I got a little bigger I started to also hunt with a shotgun and killed countless quail and pheasant, and a few dove. Its always been stamped on the side of the firearm Ive ever owned, what loads they accommodate...aka .22 LR, .22 shorts etc...and I believe most shotguns are stamped with what length of shells they will chamber. However, through the years many people who closely study such issues have found that certain loads in certain firearms are destructive and some actually dangerous, that the general public were not aware of.
    It seemed like my question was legitimate in my view. Sometimes there are new weapons manufactured for specific functions, and later on down the road people who study long term wear find out that certain loads cause certain issues. Im sure there are several members on here who can tell us about, how not to shoot certain loads in specific firearms, that werent discovered until months and many times, years later.
    My question was based on the fact that on the side of my Ruger LCR it has ".38 SPL. +P" Now it doesnt say that I can shoot +P loads "only" so one can assume that other loads can be used. However, I dont see why it would hurt, since I dont keep up with all the latest mechanical issues of all the different firearms, to ask such a question.
    Please except my sincerest apologies for offending the upper educated elite, with my degraded and totally inexcusable question.


    Thanks. I just wanted to be safe and make sure I wasnt going to create any long term damage. I couldnt see how it would damage anything, and I figured it wouldnt hurt to ask.
     
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  7. Monster Zero

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    Indeed not. Just havin' a little fun with you. :)
     
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  8. dog gone it

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    Sorry for any confusion, as my comment was directed in response to a forum member Dan-O, and not you. I completely understood your response and again thanks.
     
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    It means you can shoot up to a .38 Spcl +P load with it, which is a higher pressure round that the standard .38 Special.
     
  10. Dan-O

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    I sincerely apologize. It wasn’t very “High Road” of me to respond to your post the way I did. It appears as though others answered your question.
     
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  11. dog gone it

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    No problem, and I can understand how others who have extensive knowledge from both recent updates and past mechanical issues, could easily misconstrue my concern. I can come up with some pretty dumb questions sometimes, as Im like a modern day Forrest Gump - Lol. As I mentioned in my original post, I couldnt see why it would hurt, but wanted to ask because I dont have the inside knowledge that many on here have. Not that there is a correlation between them, but I figured if its alright for me to shoot .38 loads through my .357, then I couldnt see how these .38 loads could hurt my LCR, but like I said, there is a lot I dont understand.
    Thanks Dan-O, for replying like you did.
     
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    Civilized, I like that!

    Semper Fi

    Paul
     
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