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Old 11-21-2012, 12:32 PM   #1
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Ok let me get an opinion from some of u revolver guys.....my wife is wanting a hammer less snub nose to carry in her purse. Ruger LCR .38 or S&W Airweight .38?

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Old 11-21-2012, 12:48 PM   #2
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Both are great guns but i'm a Smith guy
Every S&W i've shot had a better DA pull over any Ruger i've shot-

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Hard call, those are two very good guns. Try and let her shoot them first if possible.

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I personally like them both but I didn't really care for the 9lb trigger on the S&W and she liked the longer grip on the LCR

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Rugers are built like tanks and have about that much finesse also. Rugers are good tools. S&Ws and Colts are classics.

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Like Hossfly says, both are great guns. I however, am a Ruger man when it comes to revolvers.

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If the smith has a frame mounted lock avoid it. Numerous instances of them locking themselves under recoil. Either disable it or dont buy one with the sw lock.

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Thanks guys for ur input....I looked today at a S&W Bodyguard .38 with the factory side mount laser. Is it worth the extra $30 over the LCR .38?

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I still would encourage shooting them first or at the very least, having your wife make the pick based on comfort. It really does come down to preference/grip/recoil etc. At that point, one having a beam on it wont matter if the fit isn't right.

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Cattledog I agree completely, I was just looking for a lil more info on them and maybe some personal experiences....

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