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Old 01-17-2012, 11:38 PM   #21
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I like the S & W 642CT airweight. Light weight revolver with the Crimson Trace. Hides great.
Have the same gun. Super light can't even tell you're carrying.
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Old 01-19-2012, 02:41 AM   #22
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Here is my carry revolver. It is a Smith & Wesson Model 637 Airweight .38 special rated for +P.

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Here is my carry revolver. It is a Smith & Wesson Model 637 Airweight .38 special rated for +P.
Have the same. I polished off the sharp edges of the hammer, made a big difference of digging into my skin. Shoots good and surprisingly accurate for a snubby. I out shot 12 others with it in cc class.
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Have the same. I polished off the sharp edges of the hammer, made a big difference of digging into my skin. Shoots good and surprisingly accurate for a snubby. I out shot 12 others with it in cc class.
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Gotta love a good SP101 in .357.

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I like lcr in 357. It light and compact for carry

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I've got the S&W 438 Airweight 38 snubnose. The 438 is the same as the other family of Airweights - but with a shrouded hammer. You can cock the hammer or not - but it is there almost completely hidden from being caught on clothes, etc as a conceal gun. It comes only as a 38. It shoots with a fairly stiff recoil. It is light gun - and you'd expect a recoil.

I recently purchased its rival from Ruger - the LCR In 38 special. The gun is lighter and the trigger a little smoother. It's recoil is lighter - because of the rubber wrap around grip. That cushions the recoil. The S&W does not have a wrap around grip - it has two grip panels on either side of the frame. That exposes the guns frame(back strap) directly to your hand with no rubber softening effect like the LCR. So the LCR would be easier to live with at the range for practice.
If you don't practice that much - it would make little difference to you.
The LCR's grip is a little larger than the Smith making it just a little harder to carry concealed.

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-------------- Did I make a mistake buying the LCR in 38 only - rather than 357. My thinking was that I doubted that I would ever want to range shoot the gun in 357 - and it would be a little heavier to accommodate the 357.
The 357 version has the versatility - I recognize.
Did I make the right decision - or should I consider trading up? Or hold and consider maybe an sp101 for 357 - or even some other full size 6 shot pistol?
The thing is - I'm sure you all are aware - as the size goes, up the gun becomes less of a conceal gun. The LCR is a conceal gun - the SP101 - not so much.

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Colby, I have a SP 101 and it is easy to conceal in the right holster. You stated that you were concerned with the extra weight of the LCR in .357 over the .38, well the Sp 101 is even heavier. Hogue should make grips for the 438 that will cover the back strap.

Did you make a mistake? That depends on you and how well you can manage recoil from a .357 versus a .38. You might try +P ammo for the .38 and see if that gives you a warm fuzzy feeling if you feel you are carrying a sub standard caliber. A lot of people love .380's and carry them daily, so it comes down to what you can shoot the best and most accurate. I strongly feel that what ever you carry is great as long as it is, 1st totally reliable, 2nd that you carry it every day, 3rd something that you are proficient with.

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I think at 14-oz, the LCR-38 is a good size and weight for .38 Special. The extra 3-oz weight of the KLCR is not going to help much with the massive recoil of Magnums. IMO, .357 is best shot from revolvers too large and heavy to conceal. I think you made the right choice for a carry gun.

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A revolver can be a fine carry weapon, as can any weapon you train diligently with.

If you, heaven forbid, ever have to use a carry weapon for the purpose it was carried, it will more than likely be within 20 feet. I believe it is far better to learn to shoot with iron sights and have one less thing to worry about when miliseconds count.

That said, I would like to have Crimson Trace grips on a handgun to play with, but not enough to pay for them.

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