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Old 01-11-2014, 02:10 PM   #1
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Ok im seriously considering getting a ruger lcr chambered in 357. But my only problem is i would love something i could still take to the range. But i need something small to carry..im on a semi tight budget meaning i cant buy two guns. Any ideas on a gun thats somewhat small but still pretty accurate out to atleast 24 yards

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Old 01-11-2014, 02:36 PM   #2
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My first thought is if you get a semi-auto, it will have much less

felt recoil. Hence better accuracy at the range.

The other idea is you have the benefit dual calibers.

You can carry with .357 (way too much power for me, personally)

but shoot target with the tamer 38 Special loads.



My concerns with my pistols were similar. Since I shoot target

a lot, and hope never to shoot in self-defense, I tailored my

pistol selections accordingly, and carry full-size.

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My concerns with my pistols were similar. Since I shoot target

a lot, and hope never to shoot in self-defense, I tailored my

pistol selections accordingly, and carry full-size.
EXACTLY what I did too. But, I'll be getting the Remington R51 when I can, I promise you that!
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Don't own a lcr but I wound think with 38 sp s it would be a decent range gun. Also the j frame smiths are easy to carry and mine is a great range gun out to about 25 yards I have a great time with it. Also heard great stuff about the sp101 with a shorter barrel should make a great ccw. Try to find a range that rents guns and try a few with the holsters that are available you can just about hide and carry any gun u want I would think. And yea Tripp is right I've been reading about that r51 that thing looks sweet I want one too.

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The gun, even a snub nose, will be as accurate as you are. What you probably mean is "easy to shoot".

If you want to consider a .380 semi-auto, the SIG P238 will be about as easy as they get, because of its single action, great sights, but also the small size. A SAO takes more training and discipline for concealed carry though. In 9mm, the SIG 938, a little larger SAO, but the Glock G26 will be just as easy once you get used to it. In 45 ACP, a Springfield XDS and a few others. I know these 1st hand as well as the LCR.

There is the Glock G42 in .380 coming soon, may be a good alternative.

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I have a S&W J Frame in 38 +P. I can shoot it really well. It is really easy to carry. I carry mine in a pocket holster in my front left pocket. I am left handed. I often forget that it is there.

I also have a Kahr CM9. That is a sub compact 9mm. It has a 6 round mag. It is a very accurate gun. Easy to shoot. 9mm ammo is cheap.

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Can you say "S&W 640/60"??? Or "Ruger SP-101"???
Either will fill the bill for a good 'shooting' 'carry' gun.

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Don't own a lcr but I wound think with 38 sp s it would be a decent range gun. Also the j frame smiths are easy to carry and mine is a great range gun out to about 25 yards I have a great time with it. Also heard great stuff about the sp101 with a shorter barrel should make a great ccw. Try to find a range that rents guns and try a few with the holsters that are available you can just about hide and carry any gun u want I would think. And yea Tripp is right I've been reading about that r51 that thing looks sweet I want one too.
Looks like that R51 may be a big seller!!! Several people here are wanting one!
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I will carry my sw model 60
38 special when I can get my permit in Illinois, so close but who knows how long it will take.

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I will go ini a different direction. The S&W M-65 3" is not much bigger than a J-frame and is MUCH easier to shoot. If you are a larger framed person, it will conceal easily.

They are available on the used market. I sandblasted mine for a satin finish and installed a DAO hammer. Fixed sights and round butt. Nothing to snag and full magnum controllable

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