Originally Posted by wittmeba
I've been considering a Ruger SP101 .357 3" barrel for a next gun. I would likely use it as EDC rather than my M&P .40.
But also intrigued by the LCR in a 2" but they all appear to be hammerless. Is that good or bad?
What are some pros/cons to the differences between the two?
Is an LCR too small for someone with big hands?
They seem close in price. I would only buy new.
i dont have your hands so i cant help you with the grip question...
if you plan on pocket carry get the lcr. no hammer to snag up.
the lcr is much lighter making it a much better everyday carry gun.
the lcr is pretty much the sp101 using lighter materials. they both come in 357 and both come in hammer or hammerless versions.
the only real difference is weight.
if your going to carry and shoot it a lot get the sp101 it will be a more pleasent shooter as its almost twice the weight of the lcr. if your just going to mainly carry with a little shooting get the lcr.
whichever one you get, get it in 357magnum. 38special is downright pathetic in a shortbarrel revolver. 357magnum brings shorties up to 38spl levels in a longer barreled 4-6" gun.
38spl is anemic in a full size gun and when you shrink it down to a 2 inch barrel its down right sad.
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