Questions/Concerns about Ruger LCR

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Agsalaska, Aug 4, 2021.

  1. feldgrun

    feldgrun Member

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    I’m curious about your opinions of the LCR vs LCRx triggers. Are they the same or different in double action? Is one smoother or have less trigger weight?
     
  2. contender

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    i pocket carry and i also tend to ignore the SA feature on da/sa revolvers. To those ends, the LCR spur-less features i like.

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  3. Tallball

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    I own an LCR, and I used to own an LCRx.

    I would assume that the triggers and internals are identical. It would make no economic sense for Ruger to make them differently.

    An LCRx is more like a kit gun to me. It's something nice to have on your belt when you're walking in the outdoors. A 32 would be nice because it could be used for SD, and it can take down vermin, or a close easy shot on small game. Due to its longer barrel and hammer spur, I didn't consider it to be a pocket pistol.

    I carry my LCR often. It's light, so it doesn't make my pocket sag so obviously. It's snagproof and quick to draw. The trigger is excellent. No hammer spur is a must for me for pocket carry. In general, a 2" fixed sight revolver is my preference for a carry piece, and I carry my LCR more than anything else.
     
  4. feldgrun

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    I watched this video about a Ruger LCRx in .327 that malfunctioned due to it being only held together by one “yoke” screw. Doesn’t seem right for a magnum caliber. I think a LCR may be better designed.
     
  5. contender

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    I am accustomed to checking the screws on revolvers as they do tend to back out. They do on Colt, Smith, and apparently the LCRx.
     
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  6. Agsalaska

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    I finally got my wife to the range with it on Saturday and she loved it.

    For context, my wife is a good shooter and has been since a teenager. I would consider her well above average with deer rifles and shotguns. When it comes to handguns she is one of those people that just does not like semi auto platforms or hard recoil. Her gun at home is a Model 10-8. Her carry gun is an all steel Taurus 85 made in I think 2000. She sometimes carries my S&W 438. She will shoot my pistols but would grab a revolver if she needed it.

    That Taurus 85 is a surprisingly accurate and smooth gun. But she always wants to cock the hammer when practicing and the trigger is obviously heavy. She alternated between the two on the range using standard pressure .38s, .32 longs, and .32 mag. She was FAR more effective with the new LCR. Faster and more accurate. It wasn't really close. And knowing that she shoots the Taurus better than the 438 we didn't shoot it.

    No flinch. Very little pull from the DAO. Two hands or one it didnt matter. From seven yards she was right down the pipe with both the longs and the mags.

    Now I have to find a good holster for it. Strangely it just doesn't quite fit in either of my J frame holsters. That's on the menu this week. Once I get it she will replace her .38 with the LCR.

    Also, strangely, Federal Semi wadcutters keyholed. The Hornady .32 mags and the PRVI .32 longs did not. Not sure what that's about.
     
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  7. SteadyD

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    My wife loves shooting 32 Mag from her LCR. The recoil is minimal which makes focusing on just shooting so much easier. I love shooting them, too. Follow ups are so much faster with the reduced recoil. Now it is your job to join us in singing the praises far and wide to increase ownership of this excellent caliber and hopefully someday manufacturers will be producing more models and ammo. A little marketing push wouldn’t hurt them one bit. 32 mag should be one of the most popular cartridges out there, instead of a relatively unknown and obscure offering.
     
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  8. Tallball

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    Congrats on the LCR. That's a mighty fine pistol. :)
     
  9. Dan-O

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    Already have the lcr in .327. Hoping ruger will make a 3” lcrx in .327
     
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  10. WheelGunMan

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    I own 4 LCR's...the rattle for sure is the transfer bar. The loose crane is nothing to be concerned about if it locks up tight and and shoots without fail. If it really concerns you give Ruger's C S a call and tell them your concerns they'll take it from their. I've used their C S several times and have been totally satisfied with the results.
     
  11. SeanSw

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    If your concerns remain after a break in period and thorough cleaning/checking of the tolerances by all means contact Ruger. I had a new LCR with a cylinder gap that seemed too wide to me (maybe .012" as I recall) but I couldn't find their factory specification. All it took was a feeler gauge and a call to Ruger for them to send it back home with a .006-.008" gap which is just fine to me. I've often considered a .327 for the extra capacity but the .38+p stings plenty as it is.

    I will note that I have purchased a brand new DAO Ruger sp101 that was inoperable as delivered because of some flash rust on the hammer dog. It was easy to identify and fix at home.
     
  12. Shivahasagun

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    I dont see a problem beyond the screw backed out.

    I check mine every so often. If a screw backs out it gets a little blue loc-tite.

    If that guy desires a gun with more screws I reccomend a Kel-Tec.

    I've had 5 LCR's. Kept the .327's. Will buy a 3 inch if Ruger ever makes that.
     
  13. Shivahasagun

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    Load with .32 Longs and .32 Magnums or moderately loaded .327's and enjoy the extra durability in reserve. And lower recoil and blast, too.
     
  14. Shivahasagun

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    The LCR .327 is a great gun for a non-gun enthusiast who wants a carry gun (Happens to be many women) for the reasons you mentioned. Simple, safe, reliable, low recoil, great trigger.

    Now I'm not talking about reloading while under attack. Not getting it done with the six in the gun is another topic. (The solutions are rarely going to focus on reloading a revolver)
     
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