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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-06-2010, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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Ruger LCR

Anyone own one or shot one? I saw they have a new version out in .357. Seems like even .38 +P would be a handful. Wish I could find one to test fire.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-06-2010, 02:49 PM
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Re: Ruger LCR

I have carried an LCR for about 6 months and like it very much. Very light, easily concealed and works well for protection while out hunting. Shoots .38 +'s well without being too abusive. Added a Crimson Trace laser grip recently and really like it.

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Since you have shot one, how do you feel it would handle 357 rounds loaded factory to hot? What would you compare the 38 + recoil to?
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Re: Ruger LCR

Even the 38+P hurt my hand in the LCR, just too lite of a gun for hot loads IMHO. I just seen a pic of one busted all to heck from a over hot load. A load that shot perfectly fine in a model 60 was a disaster for the LCR.
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Re: Ruger LCR

I agree. This gun wasn't designed for high power applications. The LCR was designed to be very lightweight and easily concealable.

If you leave a handgun home because it is uncomfortable to carry or too heavy to remain comfortable for all day, then it doesn't matter how much power it has, it's at home when you need it. The idea here is a handgun you will have with you when you need it. And the .38 + are adequate loads for protection.

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Yep, there are even plenty of NON+P rounds for the 38 special that are more then adequate for every day personal protection. I would'nt want to get shot with one anyways!
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Re: Ruger LCR

When you chop the barrel down next to nothing (snub-like) and use lightweight materials you're going to end up with notable recoil.
If you're looking for a comfortable handgun to shoot, get yourself a 6" or 8" Colt, S&W, Taurus, etc... with some Pach or Hogue grips on it.
If you want a CCW gun that is light and comfortable, .... get yourself a Ruger LCR.

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Unloaded the Public Defender and picked up the newest LCR 38spl with the night sight. Also picked up a box of Hornady Critical Defense 110gr loads- the non +P version, they make both...
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Re: Ruger LCR

I handled one yesterday at a shop and could not believe how lightweight they really are. I've got it on my list...

Holding out to see what the .357 Mag version feels like. Although i'd limit to +p .38's, options are good to have.

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Re: Ruger LCR

I have the LCR. I can tell you that it is not a range gun. I like everything about it, but +p loads are not fun. I can't imagine a .357 out of a gun that light. I would pass on it.
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