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tattedglock651
02-18-2012, 19:35
So I have been trying to get rid of a pistol I own and was offered to trade it straight up for a Ruger LCR .38 Special. Now both guns are worth about the same so I have no problem with making the trade. Just curious if anyone out there has one and Im sure a few of you do, and how you like it??

Chup
02-18-2012, 19:50
luv my LCR357

Nakanokalronin
02-18-2012, 20:32
I recently bought a Talo grey/blue LCR in 38spl. Haven't gotten the chance to shoot it yet ,but hopefully will get to the range either tomorrow or Monday night.

I have been doing quite a bit of dry fire practice with snap caps and I have to say, it has the best factory DAO trigger I've ever felt on a snub nose. I know there are lighter titanium snubs but at 13.5oz and half the cost of a Ti, it certainly gets my vote.

The standard Hogue grip is quite comfortable and works perfectly in my 5.11 shirt and ankle rig which will be the 2 carry methods depending on what I'm doing. Pocket carry may be a little bulky but Ruger sells an abbreviated Hogue grip for that.

Also, don't worry about any rattle inside the gun, it's normal. Ruger revolvers use a transfer bar system and every Ruger revo I've owned has a similar rattle.

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg42/scaled.php?server=42&filename=rugerlcr.jpg&res=medium

Chewy Montenegro
02-18-2012, 21:19
Although I dont own one, I've held many of them and just dont like the feel of a polymer revolver. To me it would be like having a polymer 1911 :dunno:

tattedglock651
02-18-2012, 23:16
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg42/scaled.php?server=42&filename=rugerlcr.jpg&res=medium

Very nice looking I am trading the guy on monday gonna take it and shoot it right after we get done. Looking forward to it.

Gregg702
02-18-2012, 23:30
What are you trading?

tattedglock651
02-18-2012, 23:38
I trading my Taurus 24/7 G2 9MM I bought a G19 so I now longer need the Taurus...

MrMurphy
02-18-2012, 23:51
I have one. Use a Kangaroo holster (under the shirt shoulder holster) and it's fine.

Bit big for the pocket, but groups acceptably out to 15 yards. I'd have tested further but weather got too bad.

Triggers better than a NIB S&W J-frame.

Viper 1
02-19-2012, 09:00
So I have been trying to get rid of a pistol I own and was offered to trade it straight up for a Ruger LCR .38 Special. Now both guns are worth about the same so I have no problem with making the trade. Just curious if anyone out there has one and Im sure a few of you do, and how you like it??

I have the LCR 38; great pistol. It shoots soft and is easy to conceal. I oredered the smaller grips from Ruger and they make it even easier to conceal.

bac1023
02-19-2012, 09:07
I trading my Taurus 24/7 G2 9MM I bought a G19 so I now longer need the Taurus...

No big loss there.

mgo
02-19-2012, 09:46
So I have been trying to get rid of a pistol I own and was offered to trade it straight up for a Ruger LCR .38 Special. Now both guns are worth about the same so I have no problem with making the trade. Just curious if anyone out there has one and Im sure a few of you do, and how you like it??

I own a LCR .38 and it's a very satisfactory revolver. The action is smooth. +P rounds fired in this gun generate big muzzle flash and a very loud report, due to the short barrel. The +P is also quite tiring (not painful) to fire. Standard .38 special is much easier to manage in this lightweight revolver. The LCR a very good substitute for the S&W J-frames, in my view, and maybe a bit better.

LawScholar
02-19-2012, 10:00
My mom and brother have each had LCRs for about two years. Really excellent snubbies. I love the trigger.

3000fps
02-19-2012, 10:11
What is the recoil impulse like on the LCR357 compared to a S&W 642 shooting standard .38 loads?

I was considering purchasing the Smith 649, but may go with the LCR if it's quality and manageable recoil

MrMurphy
02-19-2012, 11:01
I haven't shot the LCR357, mine's the .38 only model, but recoil was similar.

The factory grip does a very good job. I'd just shot 125 rounds of .45 in a IDPA match in freezing (literally) weather and running a box of .38s through mine..... yeah, you knew it went off, but it didn't bother me.

More recoil than a K-frame, but about the same as an Airweight J.

AnimalG26
02-19-2012, 17:57
I would have traded that. I have a Taurus 24/7 OSS DS in .45, i like it ok. I have shot both the LCR, and my pokcet piece is an LCP. I really want a Bodyguard .380

grmnracing
02-19-2012, 18:01
I was very close to buying the LCR. However I picked up a Smith 442 and love it.

I might want to pick up and LCR down the road.

dugo
02-19-2012, 19:41
LCR has a great trigger. (!)

Grips are very good, but recoil is less than I'd expect for the weight, especially in the .357, even with the CT grips (which are smaller than the stock grips and don't have the recoil absorbing insert). Guess the frame flexes and takes up some recoil, too.

The extra 4 oz up front in the .357 makes a noticeable difference over the .38 version when the same .38 round is shot in both guns. I feel like recoil is a little less than a comparable-weight j-frame at 13 oz. (for the .38), but some folks don't. Haven't shot a .357 against a similar weight j; but again we are talking about 17 oz. versus 13 in comparing the two Rugers.

A lot of folks have found that the cylinder release can be harder and grittier on the .357 version (wife had trouble with it, and she didn't on the .38), but it smooths out with use.

(Edit: Oops, guess you weren't asking about the .357. Anyway, the .38 is a very good gun.)

GoBigOrange
02-19-2012, 20:00
I own the LCR in .38 special. Fantastic gun!

I've also shot the LCR in .357 and the recoil was not as bad as I was expecting. I will probably buy another someday.

NMG26
02-19-2012, 20:24
I have a LCR 38 +p

Great gun. I leave it with the wife and I carry a SW 638'

I want to pick up a LCR in the .22, would be great for training.

writwing
02-20-2012, 08:12
Although I dont own one, I've held many of them and just dont like the feel of a polymer revolver. To me it would be like having a polymer 1911 :dunno:

You can tell its Polymer by holding it???

highfructosecornsyrp
02-20-2012, 09:37
So I have been trying to get rid of a pistol I own and was offered to trade it straight up for a Ruger LCR .38 Special. Now both guns are worth about the same so I have no problem with making the trade. Just curious if anyone out there has one and Im sure a few of you do, and how you like it??

Had one a while back...got rid of it. It is a painful shooter and I could not knock beer bottles down from 10 feet away...

It has a smooth and really nice feeling trigger, but there is no noticeable break so you cannot stage it. If I go the 38 spl revolver route again it will have a shrouded hammer.

That said, if someone wants to trade you a Taurus for one, absolutely go for it...

MrMurphy
02-20-2012, 10:56
It's a .38 snub.... you don't stage the trigger, you snap straight through. It's a defensive piece, not a target gun.

I've never been attacked by a beer bottle, but I could get a palm-sized group rapid fire at 15 yards without an issue on a silhouette.

teweekley
02-20-2012, 16:40
I've had my .38 LCR for a few years now. Shoots nice and recoil is controllable. I have no problem hitting a 12" steel plate at 25 yards with it. Probably further than a self-defense scenario would call for. I carry mine in a Desanti Nemesis pocket holster with a Bianchi speed strip.

ColdSteelNail
02-20-2012, 17:00
Awesome trigger. Most accurate snub nose I've ever shot. Less recoil than one would expect from such a light gun. Easy to carry. I highly recommend it.

liberty911
02-20-2012, 18:12
I've only had mine for a couple weeks. It's the .38 version. This thing is not fun to shoot. It beats the heck out of my hand. I feel like a wuss listening to these guys say how soft it shoots, and I'm a big guy. But, admittidly I have little experience with revolvers and this is my only experience with a snubby. I've put a 410 rounds through it, mostly cheap range ammo with a little +p mixed in for good measure. At first I couldn't hit anything with it. After some research and practice, I find it to be quite accurate. 21 ft is 10 ring and 25 yards will stay on a paper plate. All in all, I like this little guy a lot. It is more than capable for its intended purpose.

http://i731.photobucket.com/albums/ww314/firesgt911/ee909d77.jpg

Mine is the one with the hogue boot grip and tritium front sight.

MarcDW
02-20-2012, 18:42
http://www.mdwguns.com/__files/LCR22.jpg

http://www.mdwguns.com/__files/LCR22a.jpg

I just got the .22 LCR last week.
While I always have a weakness for .22's, I have to say the LCR went right to one of my favorites.
Starting with being accurate this gun weighs loaded with 8 rounds less then my pocket flash light!
If you load it with Stingers, it's not even that bad of a backup gun.
The .357 version is great too, I would not go with the .38 since you can shoot the .38 out of the .357. So why not get the full package.
The LCR line is one more example how Ruger is separating themselves in the firearms industry through innovative quality firearms at affordable prices.

dugo
02-20-2012, 18:55
I've only had mine for a couple weeks. It's the .38 version. This thing is not fun to shoot. It beats the heck out of my hand. I feel like a wuss listening to these guys say how soft it shoots, and I'm a big guy. But, admittidly I have little experience with revolvers and this is my only experience with a snubby. I've put a 410 rounds through it, mostly cheap range ammo with a little +p mixed in for good measure. At first I couldn't hit anything with it. After some research and practice, I find it to be quite accurate. 21 ft is 10 ring and 25 yards will stay on a paper plate. All in all, I like this little guy a lot. It is more than capable for its intended purpose.

http://i731.photobucket.com/albums/ww314/firesgt911/ee909d77.jpg

Mine is the one with the hogue boot grip and tritium front sight.


Nice gun. I would like the tritium front sight,but haven't yet taken the time and trouble to go that way. Will before long, though.

Regarding handling, guess the rest of us are comparing apples to apples. I don't think any small handgun with adequate personal defense loads is going to be "easy" to handle compared broadly to handguns overall -- not to me, anyway.

When folks say it has soft recoil, I assume they are comparing it to other similarly small, light guns/revolvers -- like a j-frame. I don't consider any of those easy to handle, at all, compared generally to larger platforms, and imagine most people would not; but, the LCR can seem a little on the soft side when compared to other guns of similar type and size.

You are not alone in feeling like your hand takes a beating. If you shoot it regularly you do get somewhat used to it after a while. Then, your hand just gets tired, but you don't feel so beat up. Not necessary to put a lot of rounds through it at one session, just get regular practice.

ashtxsniper
02-20-2012, 19:02
I love the trigger on the lcr's. I was in the market to get a lcr 357 but I got a steal on a S&W 340 pd so the lcr 357 will have to wait till another day.

liberty911
02-20-2012, 19:06
Nice gun. I would like the tritium front sight,but haven't yet taken the time and trouble to go that way. Will before long, though.

Regarding handling, guess the rest of us are comparing apples to apples. I don't think any small handgun with adequate personal defense loads is going to be "easy" to handle compared broadly to handguns overall -- not to me, anyway.

When folks say it has light or moderate recoil, I assume they are comparing it to other small, light guns/revolvers -- like a j-frame -- shooting personal defense rounds. I don't consider any of those easy to handle overall, and imagine most people would not; but, the LCR seems easier (ie, not as hard) to handle, compared to other similar-type guns.

You are not alone in feeling like your hand takes a beating, though if you shoot it regularly you do get somewhat used to it after a while. Not necessary to put a lot of rounds through it at one session, just get regular practice.

Thanks, and that makes perfect sense. I think practice is key. Like I said, it is getting better everytime. I think my grip is a big factor in this too. I've been studying Jerry Miculec techniques. Night and day difference from where I started.

NEOH212
02-20-2012, 21:47
No big loss there.

+1 He's trading up! :thumbsup:

tattedglock651
02-20-2012, 23:22
Well I got it I'm trying to post a pic of it but it won't let me says I've reached my quota whatever that means... But I got it shot 50 rounds out of it today very nice little pistol!!


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tattedglock651
02-20-2012, 23:22
http://img.tapatalk.com/4229876a-3833-4dcb.jpg

Oh now it wants to work...


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MrMurphy
02-21-2012, 03:11
Liberty911, far more experienced shooters than you have had bad things to say about the Boot Grip. Enough so it's now not a factory option.

If you've ever shot a Titanium/Scandium S&W....the LCR is pretty gentle, especially with the basic rubber grip (not the one you have).

HalfHazzard
02-21-2012, 06:09
I have the LCR 357, and shoot .38 out of it. I love it. GREAT trigger. And the factory grips are great for an average sized male shooter.

Wishoot
02-21-2012, 07:21
I've had the .38 slp for a couple of years. It's been a great gun and I really enjoy the trigger. Frankly, it's better than a couple of semiautos IMO. It travels nicely in my new Remora IWB.

That being said, I'm picking up an LC9 tomorrow which may just replace the LCR as my CCW. I just like having more rounds in a thinner package that's easier to carry.