LCR vs S&W 642

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by kalboy26, May 30, 2012.

  1. kalboy26

    kalboy26 New Member

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    I'm trying to decide between the 2 but they seem to be almost identical. Even after shooting them both. I like the trigger on the LCR more, but that was the biggest difference. Anybody else know any major differences or pros/cons?
     
  2. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Tough call but the LCR has one of the nicest DA triggers on the market for a stock gun. I would try to find one of each to fire. I have heard some complaints on both from guys with big hands. Check out the reviews on You Tube.
     

  3. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I've shot both, IMHO and I voted with my cash, the Ruger and it's non-stacking, cam action trigger won hands down.

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  4. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I cant speak for the Ruger as I havent shot one. But I have a 642. Great gun. Mine has a nice trigger. I can shoot it quite accurately for what it is...a snubby.
     
  5. MustangBOSS9

    MustangBOSS9 New Member

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    I'm getting an LCR for me and the wife as soon as I save the cash.
     
  6. kalboy26

    kalboy26 New Member

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    Ye, this gun would primarily be for my wife. My mom carries a 642 so we borrowed that and went to the range and rented the lcr so we could shoot them together. I'm leaning more towards the lcr just for the trigger like I guess some of you guys did. It doesn't seem like there's much difference other than that. What holsters do you guys use for them?
     
  7. DX1

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    The trigger IS the difference and why I went with the LCR.
     
  8. RevDerb

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    I went into my LGS several months ago with the intention of buying an LCR 38. I had owned an LCR 38 and 357 before so I was aware of the difference. The 357 was too sharp for my arthritic wrists. Anyway, my LGS talked me out of the LCR into a 642-1. I've been carrying it almost exclusively for quite a while but still want a LCR so I won a Gunbroker bid for one last weekend and it will be in on Monday. Nothing wrong with the 642, I just like shooting and carrying the LCR better.
     
  9. Wiebelhaus

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    I own both, the LCR is my favorite hands down, no contest, it's replaced semi-auto 9's for EDC, I love it, can't say enough about it and every one of my buddies loves it as well.
     
  10. canebrake

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    Remora at 2:00.

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    It's THE only holster that works in a swim suit! A true hot weather holster that carries extremely well and does not require you to dance-with-the-devil to use it.

    Remora Holsters

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  11. kalboy26

    kalboy26 New Member

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    Thanks canebrake for the recommendation. It looks pretty interesting after looking into it. I might try it out.
     
  12. canebrake

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    Don't get me wrong, I love my S&W wheel guns (M19 and M29) but for carry you just can't beat the Ruger LCR.

    It is a natural pointer and by far the best point shooting handgun I own. (And you don't need the 357 mag.)

    Shoot 38 spl target loads for practice and use these for PD carry;

    Buffalo Bore Heavy .38 Special +P Ammo - 158 gr. L.S.W.C.H.P. --G.C. (1,000fps/M.E. 351 ft.lbs.)

    Buffalo Bore - .38 Special +P

    Once you start carrying with the Remora Holster you will forget about leather! And where else in our expensive hobby can you get a bargain like a $25 holster? (That works!)
     
  13. Wiebelhaus

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    I agree with this opinion 100%, it's the same experience I've had with the firearm. Maybe it's just that I'm really comfortable with LCR but I can pick it up without aiming too hard and hit the target with all five rounds, with others such as the LCP, I have to squint and try hard, carefully pull the trigger just right to hit the paper and the 380 pfft, forget about it but granted I've shot it a bunch, thousands of rounds.
     
  14. DX1

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    Also completely agree on the LCR and Remora.
     
  15. mcb

    mcb New Member

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    I have a 642CT. I finally had the opportunity to shoot an LCR recently. It does have a very nice trigger.
     
  16. kalboy26

    kalboy26 New Member

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    Well, Ive decided on the lcr. I'm gonna have to try out the remora holster too I think. Both seem like great guns, but that trigger on the lcr is too good. For you people that use the remora, is that your everyday holster?
     
  17. RevDerb

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    Good for you! Have you already found one? I know that they are becoming a bit scarce. I tried to order one from my LGS and his distributor didn't have any available so I let my fingers do the walking and found one on Gunbroker for what I thought was a knockout price - $419 delivered.
     
  18. bullseyebanana

    bullseyebanana New Member

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    When i first held the LCR, it seemed like a toy, it was so light. I was a little hesitant about shooting it. 150 rounds later, its my favorite to shoot--something about the whole package, the grip, the sight picture--handles recoil beautifully--it's more accurate than me--I'm loving it. Just ordered a Remora and it seems the carry options are unlimited--Ruger really has a winner in this one.
     
  19. Wiebelhaus

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    This x 100, I'm not a total noob, this isn't the first gun I've shot but it's my absolute favorite firearm right now, I love it and I've put 1500 rounds at the very least through mine.