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Old 04-24-2014, 01:45 AM   #11
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Please disregard previous post I was thinking GP-100.....duh
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it's out. It's even at the local Gougers gun shop for $125 over MSRP.
The .357 version (I know the .38 is)? I've been wanting one but it's not even on Rugers website yet. I hope it's out now, but wasn't expecting it for a few months.
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LCR: small, compact, will beat you silly shooting anything more than .38.

SP101: built like a tank; handles magnum loads routinely; 5 shot revolver; once empty, can be effectively used as a club or hammer.
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Or 6 shot in 327 Fed. Mag. and 8 shot in 22LR. I wish they made the SP in 22Mag. The 22Mag. LCR's trigger is Horrendous compared to the 38/357 Trigger pull.
It was the First 22 revolver we looked at. My wife had a hard time with the trigger, but then she was comparing it to the Ease of her Buckmark Trigger.

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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.
The sole purpose of the LCR is deep concealment. If that's not your priority, the SP is a better "shooter". I am well familiar with both.
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I really appreciate all the replies. I didn't mean to imply I wanted a hammerless (if I did) but was asking of there is pros or cons to either. I realize snagging on clothes could be a problem with a hammer.

I didn't realize there was so much difference in weight. WOW! I know stainless steel is heavy.

Concealment is part of the consideration but I want to be sure it fits me too. I need to rent/shoot both if I could find a place to do so. Not much around here or Roanoke, Va to do that.
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I really appreciate all the replies. I didn't mean to imply I wanted a hammerless (if I did) but was asking of there is pros or cons to either. I realize snagging on clothes could be a problem with a hammer.

I didn't realize there was so much difference in weight. WOW! I know stainless steel is heavy.

Concealment is part of the consideration but I want to be sure it fits me too. I need to rent/shoot both if I could find a place to do so. Not much around here or Roanoke, Va to do that.
Roadtrip!!!!

If you dont have a ccw piece you really like get the hammerless lcr in 357. The super lightweight makes it easy to carry everyday all day. The dao pull is not pretty nice on them. Its even and doesnt stack breaks clean.

Once thats done save up for a gp100 in 357 for a range gun.

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... I'm just not ready to trust a plastic revolver but that's me, I'm sure they are both good guns.
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A Pro for the LCR though: you would think a gun that small doesn't point well or come back on Target fast after a first shot, esp. With 38+Ps or 357's, but I put -38+P Golden Sabers all in the 10 or Center at 36ft.(12 Yds) pulling the trigger as fast but smooth as I could, into a Birchwood-Casey 12" Round splat Target...


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I did find this on another site. I'm leaning toward the SP101 for the reasons of wanting to shoot heavier rounds needing the weight and the physical size of the grip - this picture shows a modified grip on the SP101. I have fired a Taurus 738 (2 finger gun) and didn't really like it. Always loved the looks of the SP101.

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