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Old 01-20-2013, 11:18 PM   #21
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i dont put much faith in manufacturer statistics.
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The 22 WMR seems like a good idea.
I have to admit I just don't get it. :?

Unless you are *extremely* recoil sensitive why bother with .22mag for SD (and i don't see any other reason for a .22mag *snubbie*) when you can have .38spl or even .357mag in the same size gun?
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I have to admit I just don't get it. :?

Unless you are *extremely* recoil sensitive why bother with .22mag for SD (and i don't see any other reason for a .22mag *snubbie*) when you can have .38spl or even .357mag in the same size gun?
They are a blast to shoot!! That's why! I have plenty of pistols I could carry. Doesn't mean it wouldn't possibly make a great pocket pistol!!
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You wouldn't necessarily have to carry a .22 for PD, but shooting one a lot would be a cheaper way to get real good with an LCR, whether it was a .22 or a .38.

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They are a blast to shoot!! That's why!
Well, that's one argument it's hard to refute. The thing is, if its just a "fun gun" or a training substitute for an LCR in .38 or .357 why not get one that shoots .22LR? Ammo is cheaper, easier to find (at least under normal circumstances) plus you have much more varieties of ammo to chose from (LR, L, S, CB, etc.).

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I have plenty of pistols I could carry. Doesn't mean it wouldn't possibly make a great pocket pistol!!
That's just it, I don't see that it does make a great pocket pistol. More like just barely adequate for SD and inferior to the .22LR model for most other uses. YMMV of course and if you like yours I'm certainly not going to say you shouldn't. It's just not a gun I have or see any use for.
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Well, that's one argument it's hard to refute. The thing is, if its just a "fun gun" or a training substitute for an LCR in .38 or .357 why not get one that shoots .22LR? Ammo is cheaper, easier to find (at least under normal circumstances) plus you have much more varieties of ammo to chose from (LR, L, S, CB, etc.).

That's just it, I don't see that it does make a great pocket pistol. More like just barely adequate for SD and inferior to the .22LR model for most other uses. YMMV of course and if you like yours I'm certainly not going to say you shouldn't. It's just not a gun I have or see any use for.
Check out gunblast.com They did a nice review on the 22 wmr Shows that the 22wmr penetrates ballistic gelatin within an inch of a .38. The .38 is a bigger round, ill give you that, but don't write it off just yet
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That review also shows the much lighter recoil compared to the LCR 38. More shots, delivered more quickly and more accurately.

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That review also shows the much lighter recoil compared to the LCR 38. More shots, delivered more quickly and more accurately.
I was impressed with its performance in the review!
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So I'm curious whats it like in 357? I shot one last week in .38 spc +p and while not bad at all one of the ladies found it quite stout!
In 357 it must be quite a fireball

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So I'm curious whats it like in 357? I shot one last week in .38 spc +p and while not bad at all one of the ladies found it quite stout!
In 357 it must be quite a fireball
I only have one in 22lr but I have read that it can be a real handful in .357 I would imagine the grips help a little but there is very little weight to absorb recoil. Hopefully somebody with first (or sore) hand experience will chime in.
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