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Old 11-21-2012, 06:29 PM   #11
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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?
I'd say yes-
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I'm a Ruger man myself, so Im already biased. That said, I'd trust my life to an S&W anyday. ....'cept for that frame mounted lock thing Jon mentioned. hadn't heard that before. Though it does illustrate why I firmly believe that the best safety on a firearm is my trigger finger. All that other crap can fail.

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I'm a Ruger man myself, so Im already biased. That said, I'd trust my life to an S&W anyday. ....'cept for that frame mounted lock thing Jon mentioned. hadn't heard that before. Though it does illustrate why I firmly believe that the best safety on a firearm is my trigger finger. All that other crap can fail.
All due respect that finger can really fuk you up
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All due respect that finger can really fuk you up
Noted. merely expressing the training=safety vs. safeties=complacency argument. Several other threads on the subject. I won't get into it here.

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If we are talking small .38 revolvers, forget the plastic crap and get the real deal. S&W has perfected the J Frame long before the LCR was even an idea in someone's mind.

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I would go with "plastic crap". I did and never looked back. So far, every body that has shot my LCR has preferred it over the S&W. 2 of my friends own the S&W but like my LCR better. I shot both quite a bit and found I enjoyed shooting the LCR a lot more after 50 rounds. My wife has no problem shooting a couple hundred rounds with it. Both are great, but the LCR has a better trigger and better grips in my mind. Shoot both side by side and you will see. If its for your wife, consider getting the .357, and shooting .38s out of it. It's a little more comfortable that way as well. Good luck deciding.

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I prefer the LCR. I own both, the .357 and the .38. That are great little revolvers. I don't think the bodyguard is worth the extra for the laser because the laser is not activated by a pressure switch. If, God forbid, she ever has to use it, she won't have time to turn on the laser. Crimson trace lasers are the only kind made IMO. The trigger pull on the LCR is also really nice.

Also, they may not ever have any problems with them, but the LCR has a lock on it too. I think some people don't even know that.

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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?
Both are great but that LCR is perfect, it's fantastic, I have all three offerings, they are so light and rugged and comfortable, just can't say enough good things about them and all the women around me have shot it and love it.
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I just bought a SW 442. I really like it. The trigger pull is long, but I got some snapcaps and dry fire every chance I get. I also really like the lcr and I will also get that gun soon. I like the trigger better on the lcr, but I got a great deal in the smith w/out the lock.

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I just bought a SW 442. I really like it. The trigger pull is long, but I got some snapcaps and dry fire every chance I get. I also really like the lcr and I will also get that gun soon. I like the trigger better on the lcr, but I got a great deal in the smith w/out the lock.
That's a good point about the trigger on the LCR it's absolutely perfect, you want to pull it before you buy if you can, if the shop or dealer will allow you to dry fire it, now the .22 is much stiffer than the .38 or .357 because of the force the rimfire needs but the .38 trigger pull is amazing but it's important to note and I tested when my son was six, he was able to pull it without much effort at all so while it's long there is a disadvantage to having such an easy trigger pull but that's only a concern if your not safely storing it around little people but of course you want a holster that has trigger protection.
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