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Ruger KLCR 357 snub love

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by unclenunzie, Jan 8, 2022.

  1. unclenunzie

    unclenunzie Contributing Member

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    Back in 2017 I bought a used LCR 357. Shot it a few hundred rounds over the first few years and left it in the safe mostly over the next few years in favor of the 38 model and various pistols. Lately I decided to send it in to get the pawl adjusted so it wouldn't make closing the cylinder a little wonky.

    I have to hand it to Ruger. Out and back in 10 days, with a note: pawl adjusted, test fired, cleaned and oiled. Today I shot a few cylinders each of +P 38 and 125 grain 357. All fired one handed, no issues and while the 357 loads stung my trigger finger just a little, it put the rounds right where I held the front sight (XS standard dot). Ejection was easy and positive.

    A person could do a lot worse than having a LCR 357 in their pocket in case of need. Won't win any beauty contests but there's a functional beauty about it and Ruger's backing of it:

    KLCR.jpg
     
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  2. Mr. Tettnanger

    Mr. Tettnanger Member

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    Great gun! I have debated getting one. Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. Styx

    Styx Member

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    I had my 357 LCR for 10 years now. Was my first carry gun. I still carry ir sometimes till this day.
     
  4. WheelGunMan

    WheelGunMan Member

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    I carried my LCR357 for several years. It's a pleasure to shoot and own.
     
  5. P Flados

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    In my opinion Ruger put quite a bit of effort into function over form for the entire LCR product line. I feel they really hit the mark and I applaud them for this.

    I shoot a 3" LCRx in 38 Sp quite a bit. I like shooting it as much as any of my other revolvers (all of which sell for much more $$$). It feels right, it is not finicky with loads, it shoots good, I like the trigger in both SA and DA, I have never had clean it or anything else to keep the cylinder spinning freely.

    It might not be pretty,I know of nothing else that delivers this level of quality and function at the LCR price point.
     
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  6. WheelGunMan

    WheelGunMan Member

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    Pretty...is in the eye of the beholder. I have both an LCR357 and a 3"LCRx357 that I personally feel are attractive firearms.
     
  7. Styx

    Styx Member

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    It's an ugly revolver by most accounts especially compared to other revolvers on the market. That is overwhelmingly because of the rubber grips IMHO.
     
  8. contender

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    I like my LCRs. I have settled on the Hogue boot grip but eventually want to try the Eagle or Badger boot grip options. But that is a hundred dollar bill or more just to find out.
     
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  9. Tallball

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    After I shot my friend's LCR, I had to get one for myself.

    It's my most frequently carried handgun.

    The triggers on the two I've shot are both excellent.
     
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  10. KenW.

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    Think what you want, but I can shoot my LCR with the “Tamer” grip a lot longer than I can my J-Frame with wood stocks.
     
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  11. 3Crows

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    I do not find my LCR .357 ugly. I do find it's reliability and functionality superior to many pretty revolvers. Pretty is as pretty does. I carry it often.

    3C
     
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  12. ThomasT

    ThomasT Member

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    I have never owned one of the Ruger LCR revolvers but would like to shoot one. Except I am afraid it would lead to me getting another new gun. I really like the adjustable sighted versions.
     
  13. Buckeye63

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    I do like my LCRs also
     
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