Ruger LCR in .357.
I've ordered a Fobus holster specifically made for the LCR but in the meantime discovered that it fit snugly into my Uncle Mikes Mirage size 2 and wore it concealed around town.RANGE
The instruction manual states that "inertial forces to ammunition during firing could possibly unseat a bullet from it's crimp" in the casing. The manual advises you to shoot 4 rounds and leave 1 unfired and then check the casing on the unfired round.
My first load was cheap American Eagle 130gr .38 Special FMJ. I fired 4 and did notice that the 5th unfired round had unseated just a bit from the casing. My cellphone isn't the greatest camera, but I think you can see the difference between an out-of-the-box round and the chambered unfired round on the right:
In subsequent firings, none of the 5th unfired rounds unseated but I plan to change ammo.
First attack at the target was with .38 sp at 10 yards, slow, deliberate, aimed fire. All rounds went low.
The gun feels good in the hand. Ruger designs have always had user-friendly ergonomics and the LCR is no exception. The trigger feels good, .38 rocks nicely from the revolver even with the snubby barrel. Then with Winchester 110 gr .357 JHP. From 10 yards, slow fire:
The .357 round lets you know it's there which is to be expected in a light frame revolver with a barrel less than 2 inches...but it's comfortable enough and easy to get on paper.
My shooting improved greatly with this weapon when I stopped aiming and started pointing. I drew the LCR, drove it onto the paper and rapid fire, emptying the cylinder within 3 seconds
I also noticed the crane latch (cylinder lock) is a bit stiff and I expect it to become smoother with wear. All-in-all I'm very happy with the revolver and look forward to using it as a concealed carry alternative to the bigger guns I've been packing