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Ruger LCR.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by emilianoksa, Apr 9, 2010.

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  1. emilianoksa

    emilianoksa Member

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    Held one in the local gunshop today.

    Really nice.

    Loved the look and feel of it.

    The lack of weight scared the crap out of me.

    How difficult is it to control?
     
  2. Bush Pilot

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    With light loads it isn't difficult at all to control. It's become my favorite .38 to shoot.
     
  3. Quoheleth

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    The soft grips help, because it is a firecracker. I cannot imagine what kind of sadist designed the .357 Magnum version.

    Choke up high on the grips. I get the web between thumb and trigger finger actually slightly above the top of the grip. Recoil drives more into the palm, straight back. Muzzle flip is minimized and it gets a little more hand onto the grip.

    Choke up, hang on, and ride it hard.

    The bigger challenge is fully releasing the trigger each time or it will not fire.

    Q
     
  4. snooperman

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    I like the LCR and with +P ammo...

    I find it more comfortable to shoot than my 21oz Colt Detective that I carried for 35 years. I like the trigger very much and the grip is a dandy too. I carry it in the pocket daily now with +P hollowpoints and practice with ball 38 special. I applaud Ruger for their innovation of new guns since old Bill passed away.
     
  5. Kernel

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    There's a .357 Mag version of the LCR now?
     
  6. moxie

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    Didn't know there is a .357 mag version.
     
  7. Nushif

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    You have to do that with every DA Revolver. The LCR just has a longer trigger pull than most. For that it's way lighter.

    Shooting the LCr is not as bad as you might think. I can do 100 rounds per range trip with mine using normal .38s and I don't get hurt and have no real ill effects from it.
     
  8. Guillermo

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    I understand as I loath super light snubbies

    no
     
  9. Fat Boy

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    For me, the jury is still out on this gun- I like the idea of it; e.g. polymer, compact, trigger innovations (if that is the correct term)-leave it to Ruger to offer such a product...hopefully it will work very well for them. And S&W and Taurus? aren't far behind with their entries into this area

    I have had reservations about the polymer as far as durability, but then I think of the glock...

    If a person likes/wants/needs a small-frame revolver, I think they could do a lot worse than the LCR....just my 2 cents
     
  10. emilianoksa

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    Many thanks.
     
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    .357 Magnum

    Yes, there were reports that a .357 Maggie version was coming out:

    http://shilohtv.com/?p=5007
    A THR search found this:
    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=499518&highlight=LCR+.357+magnum

    So, while the information is apparantly a bum steer, I am offering these in my defense.

    Mea culpa...
    Q
     
  12. snooperman

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    I was skeptical of the Glock 17 when it first appeared...

    but he sure did it right and almost all gun manufactutrers has copied his design in the polymer-striker -fired handgun. I am sure Ruger will be quite successful with the LCR as sales are brisk. It is obvious that other companies are getting into the act of this gun design as well. We will never get rid of the "skeptic" myself included , as it is a justified human trait. That said, I like what I see coming from Ruger in the past few years and I hope it continues as it is good for that company and the gun industry.
     
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    I don't think you will have any problem shooting the LCR. I was shooting my wife's 13 ounce .357 J frame with .357 158 grain LRN "Cowboy" ammunition with no problem and that is 317 ft pounds.
     
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    i had an opportunity to fire a LCR a while back...it wasn't mine, so i didn't put a lot of rounds through it.

    the grip is much more comfortable out of the box than any other snubby on the market...it gives a lot of index feedback...the shape also allows you to get a higher grip to offset muzzle flip

    it was pretty accurate with wadcutters and the trigger really is nicer than a comparable S&W J-frame.

    i tried it with some 125gr +P loads and the 135gr +P loads and it was very controlable...much more so than an Airweight J-frame that was also there...and i give a lot of credit to the grip shape and frame flex
     
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    as an owner ive been in love since day one im not as recoil sensative as others
    but for me it has been a little more of a handful than other firearms i own or have used
    but not to the point that its painful or uncontrolable (at least for me the wife thinks otherwise) ive shot everything from soft recoiling target loads all the way up to heavy +P loads
    with the +P loads it gets a bit stiff and learning to control it is a bit of a challenge but not to the point its not doable

    first time i loaded real deal defense loads i barely kept a "group" (more like a shotgun pattern) on paper but by the end of the box i learned the tricks needed to keep it minute of badguy and im working on getting it to be better

    all in all its been a good shooter for me even with the minimal barrel

    if you have the ability to get one with the crimsontrace laser grips id suggest that
    i got the first one in my area and the only option was the hogue grips but i wanted it too bad to wait

    like i mentioned earlier im not too recoil sensative so im one of the few kinda hopeing for a .357 LCR might finaly have a reason for a wrist brace lol
     
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    I shot the .357 version Saturday. It is very nice, but then I've been shooting .357's a long time. Of course it jumps around with each shot, but we were able to hit with it. It is not the kind of gun you would shoot all afternoon, he bought to carry as a backup. It should do very well in that service.
     
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    *** he's from the future
     
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    9x19sig: The future is not what it used to be.
     
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    Oh this is getting good now... :scrutiny:

    Also, w9trb, I may have to use that as my new sig line. Giving you full credit of course.
     
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    ^ This.

    If you have that little 'emblem' on the back of the Hogue grip burrowed into the web between thumb and trigger finger, it is much easier to control. Yes, she kicks like a half-grown mule, but you will get used to it if you aren't particularly recoil sensitive. It's a bit harder on you than the SP-101, but the much better trigger makes up for it.

    I find it easier to shoot 158 gr. bullets as opposed to 130s and lighter, but that's me.

    And, yes, it was me who first posted about the mythical .357 version that w9trb seems to have found. Looks like I was had, as were some others.
     
  21. Youngrevolver

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    Lmao! Must be nice I wish I could time travel to shoot the guns in the future. I guess he meant the SP101?
     
  22. Guillermo

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    for a while I wanted a phaser then I realized that it would be lawsuit heaven.

    I saw myself on the witness stand with a prosecuting attorney circling like a shark, foaming at the mouth and me stumbling while trying to answer the question "why did you have your phaser set to kill?"

    I will happily stay in this space time continuum.

    And yes, I agree that he was probably referring to the SP101
     
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    IIRC, when Ruger first introduced the SP101 it was in a .38 Spl +P chambering only. After a year, or two, they then brought out the .357 Mag version, but only for shorter 125 grain bullets. After another year, or so, they lengthened the cylinder & frame opening and introduced a "full spectrum" .357 Mag SP101 - what we have now. Wonder if they're going to market the LCR in the same fashion, or if it's even possible to chamber the LCR in .357. Is the LCR cylinder/frame large enough to accommodate a full size .357 cartridge?
     
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    We are talking about a five shot scandium Ruger .357 called LCR. They are available. I assure you I shot one last Saturday. It has a bobbed hammer but no shroud. Actually a decent sized grip, also.
     
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    The LCC Is a Lightweight Carry Revolver exclusively manufactured by Ruger ... a Scandium .357 i just that ... a scandium .357 ... Just to clear that up.

    No worries you won't believe me ... I've been known to be wrong about stuff. Especially things like all DA revolvers needing to have their triggers fully cycled forward. 8)
     
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