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ViNoM 06-03-2011 11:31 PM

went out and shot my new LCR Ruger
 
Went out to my parents and got some target practice with my "new" LCR Ruger. I really didn't have any targets per se, but using a beer can against a dirt backstop, I got pretty accurate. The can was sitting on the ground so I was shooting down at it.

I started out about 15 yards, but couldn't hit very close to the target, but when I moved up to about 5-7 yards, I was hitting all around that can. I even hit it once. :rolleyes: From what I understand this LCR is a personal protection gun, and not too accurate at long ranges. I just didn't think 10 yards was "long range"

Since I haven't shot much I think I did pretty well, from where the rounds were hitting the dirt around the can, I would say, if I had a paper target, most rounds would have landed in the black. Not too bad I think. :D

But I put five +P through, and I could sure tell a difference. I'm thinking about going with that Beretta 9mm. I have an injury to my shooting hand, thumb joint and it sure hurts now. woowee. :(

Dillinger 06-04-2011 12:15 AM

Where are the pictures of the poor can target?? :eek:

ViNoM 06-04-2011 12:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Dillinger (Post 517224)
Where are the pictures of the poor can target?? :eek:

I was supposed to take pictures??? LOL :D I only hit it once! but I knocked it over a few times from the dirt around it. Maybe I should take a video next time. :p

Dillinger 06-04-2011 12:32 AM

You're new, and you're connected, so we will go light on you this time. :cool:

But range visits REQUIRE a Range Report with pictures. :p

You can't come in talking a game about what you did or didn't do. Pictures or it didn't happen. ;)

JD

Gatekeeper 06-04-2011 12:33 AM

Congrats on the new LCR!'
I've had mine for about a year and a half now and carry it on a daily basis. The short sight radius doesn't make for a great "target" gun, but it is plenty accurate for close range.
As far as the hand injury , maybe some lighter handloads or something like Prvi Partizan Ammunition 38 Special 158 Grain LRN ($13.90 per 50) in particular are very soft shooting, save the +p for carry and occasional practice.
Canebrake recommended the Prvi to me for LCR practice ammo
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Originally Posted by canebrake (Post 183493)
I'm a recoil junkie and when I got my Elsie Ahrr I was shooting 38 specials and some 38 special + P's. Both were talking to my arthritic wrist! Not a show stopper but a hand full for a 13.5 oz hand gun...

After buying a brick of the privi with it's lighter loads, shooting this light weight is simply a blast.

Sounds like you shot pretty good, accuracy will definitely improve with practice and getting used to the double action trigger pull.
He11, if you were all around the can at 7 yards you probably would've had me beat on paper the first time out;)

ViNoM 06-04-2011 12:38 AM

Well thanks Gate, I will have to check that out. I only put 5 +P through, but I could really see a difference. I will try those load you suggest, and next time I will provide the range report :D

Gatekeeper 06-04-2011 12:41 AM

Oh yeah, I know you didn't know about the pics....hate to do it, but it is required after all :p
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...OUFORGOT-1.jpg

ViNoM 06-04-2011 12:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Dillinger (Post 517234)
You're new, and you're connected, so we will go light on you this time. :cool:

But range visits REQUIRE a Range Report with pictures. :p

You can't come in talking a game about what you did or didn't do. Pictures or it didn't happen. ;)

JD

I guess I could have taken out my phone and snapped one, but it is so ancient it only has, like, 3 pixels. LOL. I will provide a range report next time. promise ;)

Dillinger 06-04-2011 01:45 AM

You're alright kid. We'll keep you around, at least for awhile. ;)

JD

Jesse17 06-04-2011 02:11 AM

Boy are you lucky I was stocking...ah...monitoring your safety while shooting and took one...

http://image.shutterstock.com/displa...y-22009120.jpg


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