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Old 12-15-2011, 03:27 AM   #1
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I'm about to pick up an LCR in 357 to wear as a back up gun on duty. I love the feel of the LCR but have not actually fired one. I've shot several S&W snubbies and think this one feels better in the hand, so I'm sure I will like the way it shoots. So...tell me your pros and cons about the LCR.

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What sold me was the trigger pull. A lot lighter and smoother than most I tried. You have snubby exp so the recoil may or may not have more bite than a steel frame to you. Can't think of any cons...she rides on my ankle and I hardly know it's there...

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Even tho I like all the ruger designs this is on that personally I would not buy because some people were sayin that in that frame and with 357 mag it started to cut the top between the barrel and the cylinder in two I don't no how many rounds it was threw but that is what I herd about them but it might be a real good Cary gun

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There is one minor con that I thought of...when using a speedloader, the grip won't let you line up completely straight with the cylinder...some people will shave off some of the grip, I chose not to as it gets close enough to still be used. I carry speed strips anyways...just easier...that's really about all I can think of...

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My daughter carries an LCR in .357 and practices with the loads she carries. She has the Hogue Tamer grips on it and shoots about 200 rounds a week. She is 5'2 and 101 pounds, so she isn't a beefy woman. Her preferred load is Gold Dots in .357 magnum.

For those of you that worry about cutting from the flash, so far it doesn't seem to be an issue. She has just under 4,000 rounds of .357 through it and there is no unusual wear or damage.

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Thanks for all the info. Looking forward to picking it up.

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I ended up going the LC9 route but had trigger time with the LCR 38 and S&W 442/642.

Loved the LCR trigger and the simplicity of the revolver - but couldn't pass up the deal and the thinner frame of the LC9.

Doing some research on the gun .... 5-Star speed loader Co. makes a speedloader specifically for the LCR that is all metal, high quality, and slightly smaller in diameter than the HKS to get past those amazing Hogue grips - never used one in person but the folks at Talon Training Group (Tallahassee FL) have a write up on their holster/LCR/5 star speed loader combo as well as some great YouTube videos. Check them out they may provide some great input.

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I ended up going the LC9 route but had trigger time with the LCR 38 and S&W 442/642.

Loved the LCR trigger and the simplicity of the revolver - but couldn't pass up the deal and the thinner frame of the LC9.

Doing some research on the gun .... 5-Star speed loader Co. makes a speedloader specifically for the LCR that is all metal, high quality, and slightly smaller in diameter than the HKS to get past those amazing Hogue grips - never used one in person but the folks at Talon Training Group (Tallahassee FL) have a write up on their holster/LCR/5 star speed loader combo as well as some great YouTube videos. Check them out they may provide some great input.
Hmmm, thanks for the info!
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No problem! Enjoy that awesome purchase and have a safe holiday - shoot straight!

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