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S&W Airlite or Ruger LCP

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Beach Nut, Sep 25, 2010.

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  1. Beach Nut

    Beach Nut Member

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    My dad is looking for a concealed carry gun. He is currently carrying a
    Colt Police Positive that my grandfather owned in his vehicle and since
    he has gotten his concealed carry permit, he's finally decided it is time
    to get a snubbie to carry on his person. He has seen the S&W Model
    438 which he liked and I suggested the Ruger LCR as an possible option.
    I believe both models would be great options for him, but I wanted to
    see what you fellow forum members thought. I have a S&W J-Frame
    and I know they have a good reputation and I have a Ruger LCP and
    I am happy with it. Which snubbie would you choose?
     
  2. sigbear

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    You Already Know

    Since you already have a S&W J frame and a Ruger LCR, have him try both and I'll bet you will both come to the same conclusion which one is better, so, which do you like better?



    Sigbear
     
  3. Beach Nut

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    I guess I forgot to clarify that the J Frame S&W I own is an older, heavier
    model (about forty years old). It is the LCP I own and not the LCR.
     
  4. moxie

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    LCR. Better sights, better trigger. The LCR +P .38 Special is far superior to the LCP 380.
     
  5. weisse52

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    LCR, and I own and have shot all manners of J frames.

    But, it's really up to him.
     
  6. doc2rn

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    I prefer the old S&W full metal model 60 bodyguard, but why not just keep using the Colt Cobra? I know I would! If the weight is the issue I can carry my LCP in a fobus in scrubs all day and not have to keep hiking them up. Caveat but it is hard to control until you get the finger extended mags.
     
  7. vwfool

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    LCR. I have owned and still do own lot of S&W's, but the LCR is the best pocket snub I've ever had.
     
  8. camsdaddy

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    I have a M38 j frame I am about to sell to purchase an LCR. I just like the trigger
     
  9. 357mag.

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    If he is not looking to pocket carry (but it can be done),he owe's it to himself to check-out/shoot the ruger sp-101 (357mag.)
     
  10. welldoya

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    First off, if your Dad is like a lot of us older folks, he has a hard enough time keeping his pants up without a 2 lb handgun weighting them down. I first tried a Smith 642. I really like the gun but it's a bit bulky for pocket carry in pants. Great for a jacket though. I bought an LCP and love it. It's light and it's thin enough to carry in my front pants pocket.
     
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