Lcr .38

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by fupuk, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    Went to the range this morning with my oldlady and we didnt bring any of our guns we wanted to rent a few and try. We rented a S&W 629 .44mag and i loved it, great gun. Also rented a Berreta storm px4 9mm carbine. Its a great gun also. And we rented the Ruger LCR because she was looking at getting one for her edc and we both didnt like the gun. It didnt seem to shoot on target when we tried it and its even to small for her hands and shes tiny. Any one else try this gun out? And what did you think about it?
     
  2. jmeekhof

    jmeekhof New Member

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    The range I go to has free guns to borrow, so curious, what do most ranges charge to rent them?
     

  3. vincent

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    I own one and I like it a lot...to each his/her own I reckon! :D It does take a little getting used to and it is tough to get tight groups at longer SD distances but then again, it's not my primary, but my BUG. .38's are much more manageable but for me, I loooove running .357's through it, like I said, to each his own! :cool:
     
  4. jmeekhof

    jmeekhof New Member

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    I have an lcp, a little bigger. Not bad for the price but definitely not a great range gun, okay for carry though.
     
  5. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Thats kinda the point of handguns like the LCR & LCP -
    They are NOT meant to be "range/plinking" or fun to shoot guns :confused:
    They are made to CC & defend your life-
    Too many want to much out of a handgun-
    Gee I like to carry it but i cant hit beer cans at 30 yrds :(
    A choice has to be made-
    Thats why i own more than one gun tho :cool:
     
  6. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    I like the looks of the gun but if i cant get it to shoot a five inch target at seven yards with about twenty minutes of practice there is either one of two things wrong, the gun is broken or its not the right gun for me. And im 100% its the wrong gun for me. Like i posted earlier i was shooting the 629 and after twelve rounds i was hitting four inch groups at ten yards with really no practice with the handgun. But i do have a Gp 100 that i use on a regular basis so im familiar with the feel of a larger revolver. Every one ive talked to said nothing but good things about the LCR but i guess its not the right gun for me.
     
  7. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Thats the best way to learn - You might want to look at the Ruger SR9C if you decide on a semi-auto :cool:
     
  8. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    Were mostly looking for my oldlady, she has a glock 17 but she dosent want to carry it because there is no external saftey and with a fairly light trigger pull i told her to look at a smaller frame DA revolver and see how she likes that. Im gonna carry my Gp100 as soon as my CPL comes in the mail and i will be getting a Sp101 for when i want a smaller frame. Were just gonna have to go test drive some more firearms, dont that suck when you have to go to the range and shoot a few guns that you have never shot before?
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2012
  9. jmeekhof

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    Agreed. I didn't expect high accuracy over about 20 feet. Don't really need it in most SD situations. A lot of people dog these two guns out because of the trigger but I like the heavy DA pull, less chance of an AD.
     
  10. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Wise :cool:
     
  11. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    I like the DA of my Gp100 and she likes shooting my gun so i thought why not get her one so she will leave mine alone..
     
  12. HOSSFLY

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    Won't do any good -
    She'll always want to play with yours :rolleyes:
     
  13. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    Yah i figured as much..
     
  14. HOSSFLY

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    You hope so anyway :p
     
  15. Wynn

    Wynn New Member

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    I found that I was actually pretty accurate with my LCR surprisingly. They are really light so maybe you were anticipating the recoil? Sometimes you can get used to a gun with time, sometimes they are just not a good fit for you. Good luck finding the best one that works for ya!
     
  16. glock22gen3

    glock22gen3 New Member

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    I've let others shoot my 38 LCR and all were surprised at how accurate it was.
     
  17. canebrake

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    My LCR is the best point shooter I have ever had!

    And I never plan to shoot at anything over 7 meters. Its for self defense, not hunting.

    The LCR's DA trigger is one of the best I've shot. The cam design eliminates the DA stacking.
     
  18. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    My oldladys mother just bought one on saturday and took her Cpl class on sunday. She liked the Lcr so she bought it. We got her father an Sp101 for him on saturday.
     
  19. jmeekhof

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    Just for the record I have been referring to my lc9 as an lcp, must have been drinking when I posted. Ugh.
     
  20. Montanacowboy

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    Fupuk, I have the LCR and am very impressed with it. The ammo I use is the FBI load from Federal +P loading. One thing I experienced with this load in the LCR was that the first time I shot it I experienced a jam due to the fifth round the bullet had moved forward in the case and was hitting the barrel extension and not allowing the cylinder to rotate into alignment. This happened two times. Not a good thing to have happen in a defensive situation. To fix this I took all my .38 ammo to be used in this gun and crimped it and have not experienced this problem again.

    The LCR in my opinion is a close range defensive weapon and not a long range accuracy firearm. That said I shoot from seven to 25 yards with this revolver and am impressed with the accuracy I get at 25yds.
    The weight of the LCR makes it a nice gun to carry all day long. Liked the LCR so much I went out and bought the LC9 from Ruger and it shoots just as good as the LCR.

    Everyone is different with their ability with a revolver, practice will improve your familiarty and ability with the LCR. ]