Pocket carry LCR vs LCP

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by spittinfire, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I have come to the point where I feel I need a weapon that I can simply slip into my pocket and take anywhere. I love my Kimber and my supertuck but in some situations a small pistol in the pocket would be better. I'm not a fan of the small autos so I'm already leaning towards the LCR (especially since they now have a 357) but does anyone here carry one in their pocket?
    If so, how does it work for you? Is it bulky? Is the draw slow?
     
  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Rusty, my summer carry of choice is my LCR.

    I do have access to my daughter's LCP but in my opinion, it just doesn't have the balls of the LCP. Plus I shoot the LCR much better than the LCP.

    It is a true swimsuit, toss it in the pocket gun. Very comfortable and as easy to draw as any pocket carry. I just ordered an Alabama Holster for both The LCR & LCP. This should keep the guns from rotating and improve draw.

    When its 95º/95% I just can't carry the Defender or the BHP.
     

  3. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    The LCR is a much better choice imo. Mine slips in my pocket very easily and is great for pocket carry. I use a Robert Mika pocket holster and carry some extra rounds as well.

    I don't have any experience with the lcp, but I dislike the .380 round and tiny autos. :)

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  4. ScottA

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    I can carry and draw my SP101 effectively from a pocket. I however wear cargo shorts and cargo pants with big pockets all the time. I would not recommend it with jeans or dress pants.

    If I can do it with a 101, the LCR should be a piece of cake.
     
  5. Uchahi

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    I like the LCR. Not much experience with the LCP though.
     
  6. Thelt

    Thelt New Member

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    My wife carries a LCP and I have shot it a few times. It is a pretty slick little gun and is probably going to be easier to carry than a LCR. The LCR has a little more punch though. It is a trade off.
     
  7. Gatekeeper

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    I usually appendix carry my lcr. Disappears under a t-shirt, and very comfortable.
    I have thrown it in the pocket of a winter jacket and it carries very nice and is quick to access.
    I can carry it in the pocket of a pair of carpenter pants, but the grips are a little bulky, and while others may never notice it, I always just feel like its printing.
     
  8. freefall

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    I used to really like my NAA Guardian .380 in my right hip pocket. Now I REALLY like my KelTec PF9 in my right hip pocket.
     
  9. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    freefall, I thought about the keltec pf9 but I just can't warm up to them. The small autos really do nothing for me at all. I liked the size and the fact that it was a 9mm the the pros for me stopped there.
    With the comments here, I'm going to be tracking down an LCR in 357. For the record, I wear jeans a lot and the fit. Not talking nut huggers but they aren't falling off either so I think the LCR will work. I'm going to stop by a local shop and slip one in my pocket to make sure.
     
  10. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Jeez Spitty, get THE pocket gun - a Sig P238. Mine rides comfortably in the back pocket in a Desantis Superfly. I had a J-frame Airweight for a while but they are considerably thicker than the slim autos...
     
  11. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    If nothing else, they sure do look cool. I haven't found one to get my hands on yet.
     
  12. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    That could be the sweetest 380 I've seen recently and it brings a new twist to this idea.