Ruger LCR

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by angeLoaded, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. angeLoaded

    angeLoaded New Member

    I'm looking into purchasing a Ruger LCR.

    Does anyone have some insight on this double-action revolver?
  2. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

    Lots of info about that one here, look thru the revolver section or use search...

  3. BigByrd47119

    BigByrd47119 New Member

    The LCR is a fine little shooter. I recently bought one in .357 for the fiancee and we had a blast! 140 rounds split between .357 and .38.

    For the record, a few shots of full house .357 vs .38 feels no different in my opinion. However after shooting 70 rounds of full house .357, the .38 feels much nicer to the hand.

    The one singular complaint I have about this gun is the textured part high on the backstrap. After 50 rounds it really started to chew away at the webbing between my index finger and thumb. The picture inserted is not my gun, but you can clearly see the area I am refering to on the grip.

    Note that otherwise these Hogue grips are fantastic in my opinion!

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  4. TNEFF

    TNEFF New Member

    Got mine when it first came out, not a single complaint.
  5. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger Active Member

    I like the little LCR. It's well-made, light, and easy to conceal.

    Unlike a previous poster, in my opinion, it's not a handgun that's a lot of fun to shoot at the range, especially when firing +P rounds. Because of its lightness, the recoil can be significant.

    It's not especially accurate, but that's not really the purpose for which it was designed.

    Overall, I'm glad I have one, and I wouldn't discourage anyone else from buying one, especially if you know its limitations.

    IGETEVEN New Member

    A pair of shooting gloves will help with protection from that textured back strap when throwing lots of lead downrange, and using the gloves will not cause the gun to point and shoot any differently without them, when it is needed. :cool:
  7. vincent

    vincent New Member

    I've been carrying mine on my ankle since I got it 6 mos ago and I absolutely adore it! I feel funny when I'm NOT wearing it and never leave the house without it, hell, I've even gone to bed with it on, forgetting it was even there! It's not the greatest range gun in the world, for me, hitting anything accurately over 15 ft. away is about 50/50 with the 357's, slightly better with the .38's but it's a snubby, whaddya expect? Hold on to that sucker when shooting 357, she's got a kick, (again, for me) It's my backup weapon to my Walther PPS in .40 (which I could go on about like it's my grandson) I've had ZERO problems with it and it's a joy to clean and shoot. Go ahead and get it, you won't be sorry!
  8. dallascj

    dallascj New Member

    I had the .38 version and found it pretty comfortable to shoot, especially compared to most other snubby .38's. I don't think there is anything wrong with the gun's accuracy; snubbies are some of the most difficult guns to master and it takes lots of practice. I did not like it for pocket carry, though, as that thick grip was uncomfortable to me when sitting.
  9. adjohns3

    adjohns3 Member

    More praise for the LCR...mine is .38 with Crimson Trace grips. Agree with all the above comments for this little beauty. My only other comment would be it is a bit on the spunky side when you put some +p down range. With the CT grip, I think you get more bite than with the Hogue.
    With the CT's still kinda pricey (usually about $600 otd), but it's a quality and keeper gun.
    Good luck with your purchase and SHOOT SAFELY.

  10. WDB

    WDB New Member

    This was one of my top choices for a snub nose. I shot one several times and truly liked the feel of the pistol. I ended up going another direction but still a top choice IMHO.
  11. BigByrd47119

    BigByrd47119 New Member

    For the OP's sake and my own curiosity, what did you settle on and why?