Ruger LCR in .357 mag

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by griffin81, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. griffin81

    griffin81 New Member

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    I have ordered one as a new CC gun, to replace my old smith 38 and am wondering if anyone else is carrying one and what there thoughts are on the preformance and polymer frame.

    let the bullets do the talking!
     
  2. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Yup, EDC for me, love it...no worries, you'll love it too
     

  3. griffin81

    griffin81 New Member

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    Thanks can't wait for it to get here And hopefully get a day off work to hit the range.

    let the bullets do the talking!
     
  4. yogiboobooranger

    yogiboobooranger New Member

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    LCR for carry

    Yep I carry one every day as well..a great pocket carry gun and with the polymer frame, and recoil tamer grips, a fun gun to shoot at the range.
     
  5. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I've been thinking about one but I just can't get the LCR to drop into my pocket like my LCP. I would much rather carry a 357 instead of a 380 but my current work situation just doesn't allow it.
    I'm sure you'll be happy with the gun and I'm sure one will make it's way into my posession eventually.
     
  6. griffin81

    griffin81 New Member

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    Thanks guys.

    let the bullets do the talking!
     
  7. dgang

    dgang New Member

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    Ruger LCR .357

    I have one and it is now my carry gun. Good trigger for a double action and will shoot a very powerful load. Practice rounds are .38s and +Ps. Carry ammo is 158 gr. soft lead swc w/gc. Going about 1020 fps with around 365 ft. lbs of energy. Not bad for a 17 oz. 2" revover. Loud but managable. Bufflalo Bore has a good selection of short barrel ammo. Good shootin' to ya'. Dgang
     
  8. dgang

    dgang New Member

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    Forgot to mention: The 158 gr. soft lead SWC with G/C is also a HP. Like the old FBI load but more powerful. Those who shoot the LCR will agree it is fairly hard to be accurate over 7 yds, and in a emergency situation not all shots will hit the intended target. I added a Crimson Trace laser to the revolver whick makes it a great self defence weapon, five shots with devastating power. If I new I was going to a gun fight and had only a handgun I would choose a high cap .40, but for everyday carry the Ruger with this load and the laser is hard to beat. Just my 2 cents. Good shootin' to ya' all, dgang
     
  9. griffin81

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    Well it came in yesterday and I hit the range with it. I liked the way it feels even when shooting .357 mag rounds. One of the best feeling magnums I've shot. I like it better than my Ruger sp101 I sold a few years back. I really like the feel of the grip, just has a good positioning for the recoil. Now I just have to find a good CC holster for it.

    let the bullets do the talking!
     
  10. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Mine lives on my ankle, maybe try that? If not the Blackhawk IWB neoprene...size 5 (I think) works well too

    Vin
     
  11. canebrake

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    This works great for me.


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    Front Pocket Holster » Alabama Holster Company - Concealment Products That "Just Plain Work" See above ^
     
  12. griffin81

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    Thanks guys I like the front pocket holster idea for when I'm wearing a t shirt. I also would like a good concealment holster for my belt for a jacket or button down shirt. Any ideas on something the would fit this bill I do not like snaps on a holster but retention holsters are ok.

    let the bullets do the talking!
     
  13. griffin81

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    By the way Cane I like the backup knife.

    let the bullets do the talking!
     
  14. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Thanks griffin, its my favorite and most expensive, but worth every dime!

    The Microtech Combat Troodon D/A Dagger OTF Knife.

    Scary sharp, smooth operating with a audible conformation to the operator that it's ready to rock.

    It's named after the Troodon (TROH-o-don) dinosaur. Troodon is Greek for "wounding tooth".
     
  15. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I checked and Tommy Theis offers a IWB holster for the Ruger LCR. I use Tommy's holsters and I don't think you will find a more comfortable concealment holster out there!

    New CCW permit holders are often observed fussing with their carry rig to a fault. What I have found myself doing with the Theis holster is to catch myself checking if I put it on that day. Yea, it's that comfortable!

    Theisholsters.com | Custom IWB Holsters

    The price is right and the small premium charged for horsehide is worth it!

    It's a [​IMG] holster!
     
  16. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I wouldn't mind owning an LCR, myself. :D Maybe someday..........
     
  17. griffin81

    griffin81 New Member

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    Thanks Cane I'll look at that holster tonight. Thanks for the help guys.

    let the bullets do the talking!