We bought my girl friend both the LCR 38 and the LCR 22. She practices 75% with the 22 and 25% with the 38. I have shot them both extensively and both are amazing little guns. Both are reliable as dirt, butter smooth trigger, light as a potato chip, and accurate as all heck. I have a Ruger GP100 and Ruger Redhawk. My girl friend had been shooting my guns for some time, but finally wanted her own gun/s. Even though I reload, we were shooting so much that I had a hard time keeping up. Hence the 22. While we practice "some" accuracy drills, most of the time we practice point and shoot a pie plate at 10 to 20 feet not using the sights. It's called "instinctive shooting". We all use it all the time like when throwing a baseball, or driving a car. We don't use sight for these things. Just eye to hand coordination. It just takes practice. And we practice "A LOT"! Drill after drill after drill. Scenario after scenario after scenario. I have a shooting range on my property and reclaim and recycle all our lead from my home made sand trap. I works pretty well. Casting my own bullets really helps to keep the cost down. My only recurring cost are for powder and primers. I can reload a box of 38's for $2.00. All this shooting and casting and reloading takes time, but it's extremely rewarding. And now that I'm retired, time is plentiful. Life is good ! ! ! Below is a nice video on the LCR 38. Note his long range accuracy with it. Don't tell me a snubby or mouse gun ain't accurate. You're gonna luv that LCR 22 Mag318 ! ! !