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kodiak1973 02-02-2010 11:34 PM

Picking a revolver
Just got back from the gun store looking at revolvers. I was looking at a S&W 642 Airweight, an LCR, and a Ruger SP101 357. I liked all three and am having a little difficulty making up my mind. This will be a lighter carry when either I can't or don't want to carry my Kimber.

Anybody have any feedback. I can get either of the three for about the same price.

Mr. Bluesky 02-02-2010 11:43 PM

Ruger every time. I believe Cane carries his LCR with a Clipdraw (Correct me if I'm wrong), and with a setup like that, there's pretty much no reason not to carry. If it's light you want, you won't beat it.

If you do decide on the SP101, I've heard awful things about the factory grips. Maybe look into some Pachmayr Compacs.

canebrake 02-03-2010 12:23 AM

Ruger Elsie Arrrr for the bathing suit/flip flop summer crowd WIN!

Get some Bianchi speed strips!

Oh yea, the clip-draw;

MoHawk 02-03-2010 12:29 AM

I just got a Taurus 85 and a new Hogue grip for it. I like it a lot. Kinda hard to go wrong with a revolver

SDiver40 02-03-2010 12:33 AM

Some like the factory grips on the SP101 and some dont. Personally I do like them because the fit my hand well. How ever I will be changing them for some crimson trace laser grips before long.
I prefer the SP101 over the LCR. A buddy just got the LCR and likes everything except the felt recoil from it. I load my 38's pretty hot and thats what we were shooting. But on the other hand, it is a much lighter gun to carry.
Both are great guns, just depends on what your looking for.
Hope this gives you something to work with

RugerShootinGal 02-03-2010 12:34 AM

I am with Cane the Elsie Arrrr all the way it is an awesome revolver!!!!:D

kodiak1973 02-03-2010 01:26 AM

So nobody likes the J-Frame anymore?

feedsasquatch 02-03-2010 02:22 AM

I got a S&W 2" J-Frame. I like it a lot, but I can't compare it to a SP101 or a Ruger. It's lightweight, and has a ported barrel for recoil, so it's not to bad to shoot or carry...

willfully armed 02-03-2010 03:19 AM

Smith and wesson 340pd for the win..........

NGIB 02-03-2010 08:56 AM

I came very close to buying an LCR while looking for a pocket revolver. At the time, my local store also had this classic pre-lock S&W 37 Airweight for $150 less ($265 OTD) so it went home with me. It won't handle +p ammo but otherwise it's a great pocket gun. IMHO .357 in a pocket size revolver is a waste as they are brutal to shoot and heavier/larger than a .38...

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