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flyandscuba
05-13-2010, 19:57
Ruger is introducing the LCR in 357 Magnum

http://www.ruger.com/products/lcr/index.html

I think I'll pass on this one...:wow:

17z
05-14-2010, 17:53
I got 25 on order to come to the shop next month. I will shoot about 25 rounds thru them and let you all know how it personally handles the .357 rounds. I will test them with the Hornady Critical Defense load. 17z

LEAD
05-14-2010, 17:57
I like Ruger, but I have a feeling that this gun is too light for .357 in its full bodied form.

17z
05-14-2010, 23:31
Get a chance to see the LCR .357 in action on gunblast.com. 17z

TKM
05-15-2010, 00:59
I reached the limits of violent self-abuse with a ti .41 Magnum. Smith model 357, I know.... go figure.

I know that there is a .44. I don't care.

I shoot 500 and 454. A lot. Nerve damage a lot.....

I have worn out a kevlar glove with the .41Mag.

I watched two idiot friends of mine try to out-macho each other to the point of flowing blood with the damn thing.

bac1023
05-16-2010, 00:03
Ruger is introducing the LCR in 357 Magnum

http://www.ruger.com/products/lcr/index.html

I think I'll pass on this one...:wow:

:wow:

pgg00
05-16-2010, 00:06
That looks pretty nice. I may have to pick one up. The 38+P LCR jumps a little also

1time
05-16-2010, 02:57
I'm in for one. I love the LCR and if it is too light for full power 357, I can always shoot .38's out of it.

mitchshrader
05-16-2010, 03:19
5x saboted .177 AP 30 grain projectiles @ 2300fps..

What? just mumblin' to myself, nothing to see here, move along..

Ak.Hiker
05-16-2010, 22:51
The 357 Magnum does have a little more weight than the 38 Special +P. I would think that the 357 Model would be able to handle the 38 Special +P with ease. Not so sure about full power 357 Magnum loads. But the Remington 125 grain Golden Saber and the Speer 135 grain Gold Dot in 357 Magnum would be possible options in a 17 ounce 357 Magnum. I like the idea of the new 38 Special +P with the boot grips and the night sight myself between the two new models.

ricklee4570
05-17-2010, 05:54
Ouch, the LCR is not exactly comfortable when shooting Speer 135 +p

Even with the additional weight, that will be a kicking little pistol!

noway
06-07-2010, 16:12
should be a great little BUG gun if you needed it. i can't seen myself shooting one daily tho.


4 All complaining of recoil, I bet if the chips where stack and you where shooting your way out of a jam, that recoil would not matter ;)

Buckeye63
06-09-2010, 20:12
I'm 'ah' waitin'.....on this firearms arrival.

ashtxsniper
06-09-2010, 20:32
count me in.

curtiswr
06-09-2010, 21:52
I want one. Would be lighter than the SP-101 when I need something... well... lighter. Also could prove to be fun to shoot. :supergrin:

Buckeye63
06-11-2010, 20:59
Out of a 2in. barrel ...what would be the advantage of a 357 over a 38 Spl. +P ??? I know they would be more kick..muzzel flash , muzzel jump....
But ballisticly how much difference ???
Would the difference be worth all the bad side effects ?

I know with a 21 OZ. 38 Spl. snubbie I had it was a handful with +P

Ak.Hiker
06-11-2010, 23:07
Out of a 2in. barrel ...what would be the advantage of a 357 over a 38 Spl. +P ??? I know they would be more kick..muzzel flash , muzzel jump....
But ballisticly how much difference ???
Would the difference be worth all the bad side effects ?

I know with a 21 OZ. 38 Spl. snubbie I had it was a handful with +P

I think in such a light weight revolver I would prefer the 38 Special +P myself. Easier to control than the 357 Magnum, less prone to bullet pull and loads like the Speer Gold Dot 135 grain +P have a good record on the street.

motorcopm4
06-11-2010, 23:39
I got 25 on order to come to the shop next month. I will shoot about 25 rounds thru them and let you all know how it personally handles the .357 rounds. I will test them with the Hornady Critical Defense load. 17z

Love to see the review
Everybody says its too light for .357 rounds ...Oh come on :upeyes: who shoots full bore .357 at the range for fun in a lightweight revolver...38 for range work and strapping .357 to my ankle as back up for work is comfort.

I just got a used 642 in that had a cracked frame and dirty wonder how many +P rounds went through that 1??

GreyEclipse
06-12-2010, 03:23
I'd stick with the .38Spl.

ricklee4570
06-22-2010, 05:32
should be a great little BUG gun if you needed it. i can't seen myself shooting one daily tho.


4 All complaining of recoil, I bet if the chips where stack and you where shooting your way out of a jam, that recoil would not matter ;)

I agree, however, you perform like you train. And if you are training with a 357 load in this light pistol, it will bruise the heck out of your hand. People will tend to flinch.

Im also not sure of the advantage of the 357 out of such a short barrel. It will be interesting to see the velocities one can obtain with this one.

can2boy
06-22-2010, 05:50
learned my lesson with my SW340. I bought a .357 gun(expensive by the way) just to put .38 spl+p on it. YES! i admit, .357 mag out of a lightweight is just 2 much for me.

Ronny
07-11-2010, 17:43
Out of a 2in. barrel ...what would be the advantage of a 357 over a 38 Spl. +P ??? I know they would be more kick..muzzel flash , muzzel jump....
But ballisticly how much difference ???
Would the difference be worth all the bad side effects ?

I know with a 21 OZ. 38 Spl. snubbie I had it was a handful with +P

The ballistic difference is about 400 fps with bullets of the same weight. 200 fps difference from .38 +p.

Neal40
08-04-2010, 14:46
I just went to the range with my dad's LCR saturday. I shot 38 and 357mag. The 38 wasnt jumpy at all, as for the 357mag(blazer self defense hollow points) it definetly let you know you were shooting. It was reasonable accurate too. This is a really violent shooting experience but it was fun and very loud! I'd carry it but its to big for my dress pants, and my HK45c is my hip gun. Enjoy, it's a fun gun!

Two Guns
08-29-2010, 20:38
I want a LCR in 357 really bad.I will get one when I get the chance.

Pitt
09-09-2010, 19:49
I would have thought that the LCR would be the perfect platform for a 6 shot .327 Magnum. .357 is just too much recoil for that light and small of a gun. I'm a shooter not a masochist.

Glock26z
09-10-2010, 00:42
Well,I used to go by 17z but somehow I got terminated by someone or something. But,I did keep the last 2 Ruger LCRs for my own to do testing and I am sorry that I do not have a camera yet. It was a nice shooting revolver for me. I test fired all125 grain loads from Fed.hyshock to Hornadys Critical Defense. And my groups for 20yards were running at 2.1-3.8 inches. I have to keep the Critical Defense rounds because it works well on the Ruger revolvers better than the other brands. Now,I go by Glock26z although I sold my Glocks in the 19 and 26 because of finacial strains. I will not look back because the only 9mm pistol I have is a 17 and the rest revolvers. Glock26z

dugo
12-29-2010, 17:21
Gotta say, that LCR in .327 crossed my mind, too. I like the idea of .32 mag for practice and .327 Fed for carry, in a 17 oz machine -- or maybe even in the .38 frame at 13 oz. Wonder if they will ...

By the way, sorry you had to roll over the glocks because of finances, Glock26z. Guess we are all feeling the crunch these days. Hang in there. G17 and revolvers are good stuff, though -- if needed, they should get you through a lot of zombies. Best of luck.

gdd363
01-01-2011, 20:20
I carried a .38 LCR in my pocket for about 6 months and loved it. I then upgraded to the .357 and love it even more. The recoil is manageable and the grips are fantastic. I carry Hornady Critical Defense .357 and it doesn't hurt too bad. I tried the Buffalo Bore 180gr. and those hurt real bad. I cringe just thinking about those 5 rounds I shot last month....:crying:

Ak.Hiker
01-02-2011, 01:57
I carried a .38 LCR in my pocket for about 6 months and loved it. I then upgraded to the .357 and love it even more. The recoil is manageable and the grips are fantastic. I carry Hornady Critical Defense .357 and it doesn't hurt too bad. I tried the Buffalo Bore 180gr. and those hurt real bad. I cringe just thinking about those 5 rounds I shot last month....:crying:

If I want a light weight woods gun that hides under a light shirt I carry my Ruger SP 101 in a Simply Rugged pancake holster. I carry the BB 180 grain cast load because they are the most powerful factory 357 Magnum load I have found. They are hot enough that I put Hogue Monogrips on the Ruger to tame the recoil. Now running the hot BB 357 load through an LCR would be brutal. I am suprised the bullets did not jump and tie the gun up. You must have had a sore hand for weeks.

gdd363
01-02-2011, 02:02
Yeah I won't be shooting those for practice anytime soon. Too hard on me and it can't be good for my plastic revolver. I carry the LCR with Critical Defense 125gr. but also carry an extra 5 rds of BB just in case I have to step out into the woods unexpectedly.

Ak.Hiker
01-02-2011, 13:17
Yeah I won't be shooting those for practice anytime soon. Too hard on me and it can't be good for my plastic revolver. I carry the LCR with Critical Defense 125gr. but also carry an extra 5 rds of BB just in case I have to step out into the woods unexpectedly.

You may want to try the Federal CastCore 180 grain. Not as hot as the BB but still good enough to bust through heavy bones if called apon. I have noticed that both BB and Federal CastCore are crimped in good and tight and less likely to jump than some other hot loads in light weight revolvers. I would suggest if you are going to carry one of these loads as back up check for bullet pull after every round fired to see if they are up to use in your LCR. Another option for the woods would be the old 173 grain 38 Special Keith load. Not as hot as a 357 Magnum and put up in a shorter case. Double Tap also loads a 158 grain Keith type bullet in 38 Special +P. These are only loaded to about the same velocity as the old 38 special FBI load so they are not as hot as what you may be looking for. Hope the winter in your area is not to bad. Its icy in Homer right now.

07hemi4me
01-08-2011, 16:27
My Ruger LCR .357 is also loaded down with the 125gr Hornady Critical Defense .357 round. Very Manageable.

AWMP
01-08-2011, 21:11
Are the .38 and .357 LCRs the same size?

I have a Smith 642 with Crimson Trace and toying with the idea of getting an LCR.

I like the idea of being able to carry the .357 even though I'm sure it will keep .38spl + loaded in it most of the time.

Any and all info would be helpful, thanks.

Texas357
01-09-2011, 11:28
I am interested, but I'd be more interested in .327


I just wish Ruger would spend a little less time cranking out new guns, and spend more time making the older guns, with the Target Gray finish.

SuperSleuth
01-09-2011, 12:30
Are the .38 and .357 LCRs the same size?

I believe so. I asked this question in another thread and the response I got was that they were the same size. I also dug around the Internet and that seemed to be the consensus. The difference in weight seems to come from the stainless steel frame in the .357, while the .38 uses an aluminum frame.

I'm looking at possibly purchasing the .357 LCR.