I hope nobody thinks I don't like the LCR, I think its a fine little gun and could probably learn to love it real quick. I'm just a 357 person. I've ponderd purchasing one several times and considered the Hornady "critical defense" or some super powered stuff like http://www.rbcd.net/
I am still a Bond freak eventhough I sold them at my wife's request and probably better judgement knowing me.
I had slim grips created by Terry fant, the guy who makes the grips.
Its about the strongest gun I've ever ran across, it held up to a 454!
The fact is, for real protection you'd be better served with another gun since it weighs as much as a larger capacity gun.
Despite the listed weight on the 45/410, the smaller the caliber the heavier it is.