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MattyT 02-05-2013 03:39 AM

Ruger LCR
 
Everything that I've heard about the Ruger LCR lineup has been very positive. I really want one but the hardest part is picking which caliber! My thoughts have been .22lr (super cheap plinking, hunting sidearm against smaller game, and possible truck gun just in case), .22 mag (packs a decent SD punch with 6 SD rounds and hunting sidearm), 38 special (good SD round and hunting sidearm and can reload if desired for cheapish), .357 mag (awesome round for SD but too wild on recoil so would probably stick with 38, .357 gun and ammo the priciest of the bunch). I know it's a not a scientific comparison but what are y'all's thoughts on these awesome guns?

gunlinn 02-05-2013 04:18 AM

I've owned my lcr 38 for about a month now and I was in the same boat as you. I have a single six convertible 22/22 mag so I was deciding on 38 or 357 . I'm so glad I didn't get the 357 ..... There's plenty of punch out of a 158g bullet and then throw some +p rounds through it and its plenty to hang on to. I really like the lighter weight of the 38 as well seeing how that was the intention of the gun. Comfortable very concealable and light. And a great shooter!

gunlinn 02-05-2013 04:24 AM

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Ruger lcr 38 special +p
I really liked that this 38 talo model came in od green.

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kalboy26 02-05-2013 05:32 AM

I've had an LCR in .357 for a while now and love it. Primarily shoot 38s but even the .357 really isn't to bad. It's very manageable, but takes some practice. I still struggle to stay on one of those Orange Target block thingys at 20 feet, but it is a snubby. It is a great carry gun though. The 22 was/is tempting though with ammo prices how they are.

Wyte 02-05-2013 06:08 AM

I've had mine about a year and half I carry 357 in it but shoot 38's when plinking cuz there Cheeper. Wasn't impressed with the first one I had cuz the cylinder didn't line up and a chunk of lead came back into my ear but took it back to the store and got a different one and have loved it. my brother, his wife and my mom all switched to em as there Cary guns after shooting it. The 357 isn't that bad the grips on em are awesome. I went out and shot it and the keltec pf-9 and the little 9mm was about the same

Sonic82 02-05-2013 01:08 PM

I just bought the .357 LCR. It was a no-brainer for me. An additional $50 and little over 3 ozs more and you have the option of loading up with arguably the best manstopper cartridge available.

Gonzilla 02-05-2013 01:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Sonic82 (Post 1124824)
I just bought the .357 LCR. It was a no-brainer for me. An additional $50 and little over 3 ozs more and you have the option of loading up with arguably the best manstopper cartridge available.


Agree - for SD it's an easy decision, you can always upgrade your firepower if needed. What I find interesting is the 22Mag - it bridges the gap between Plinker n SD gun w new ammo.

With XS Sights - easy to pick up front sight. My only complaint is I miss the hammer ! ;). SW's need some attention before they get a smooth double action.

potentialglock 02-05-2013 01:27 PM

So would an LCR be viable in an ankle holster as a backup gun? That's what I'm looking for

gunlinn 02-05-2013 03:10 PM

Defiantly light enough and seem to have plenty of ankle holsters for it. I've heard you can forget there down there

potentialglock 02-05-2013 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by gunlinn (Post 1124945)
Defiantly light enough and seem to have plenty of ankle holsters for it. I've heard you can forget there down there

That's exactly what I'm looking for


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