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Old 02-19-2012, 02:46 AM   #11
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I carry a Ruger LCR loaded with .357Mags. I can manage it reasonable well and opted for more power and on mostly less control....and I continue to get range time with it loaded with mags to close the gap.

I just bought my daugher an LCR, but I got her the .38.
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:54 AM   #12
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What make/model gun did you buy?
i got a ruger lcr .357

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Old 02-19-2012, 10:49 PM   #13
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It is better to hit with a .38 than to miss with a .357.

If you can shoot the .357 and manage the recoil, the use the .357.
If the .357 is too much, then use the .38.
Ditto!...what he said.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:23 PM   #14
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Looking for a 4" .357...but plan to use. 38 +p in it for the wife.

I figure most emergency situations in the home are going to be without ear protection.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:48 PM   #15
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I shot an sp101 snub 357 and I can say it sucked as far as recoil. I can shoot my snubby smith all day long and still enjoy it.
Thats strange. I have an SP101 snub and I can put them where I want them even with 125 grn and 158 grn mags and my CT LG111 boot grips.
125 grn mag Hydroshocks chrono at 1275 fps avg in my SP101 snub. It has some recoil but it is manageable. The grip must not fit you.
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I have a 2.25" Ruger SP101. I have various 357mag rounds for it and shoot them with relative success. But if carried, it will be always be loaded with 38sp+P. No need to go deaf and slow my follow-up shots.

The exception would be camping/hiking/etc, where I would only be shooting outdoors. Then it'll hold 357mag just fine.
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Thats strange. I have an SP101 snub and I can put them where I want them even with 125 grn and 158 grn mags and my CT LG111 boot grips.
125 grn mag Hydroshocks chrono at 1275 fps avg in my SP101 snub. It has some recoil but it is manageable. The grip must not fit you.
That's my experience also. I was shooting a 3" SP101 yesterday, with stock grips. Four different types of ammo, up to mag tech 158 gr jsp in .357. That one had some kick to it, but it was still manageable. The golden saber .357 hp's were very easy to control.
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