Went for a walk in the rain

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    Went for a walk in the rain

    Not on purpose. I was out for my usual run (good one, too, new personal time on my 1.5mi), and on my way back I noticed the dark, ominous clouds. I tried to run back as fast as I could, but the sky fell hard (it stung). So I'm soaked, phone and wallet are soaked, shoes are soaked (really angry), and worst yet, my LCR is soaked.

    Other than drying it off and oiling it down, is there anything else I should do to protect it? Besides checking forecasted weather before I go for a long run?
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    Your LCR is made of stainless steel, aluminum and plastic. It'll be fine.

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    Agreed with Jarhead. Dry and oil carry on. The way I see it is that if a firearm isnt capable of getting wet then it hold no purpose on my person.
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    That's what I figured. Now to deal with my wet shoes...
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    I would have worried more about my wallet than the LCR. Like everyone else said.
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    Just about everything gets wet once and awhile. Clean it with Gunzilla and motor on!
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    You need to place it under infrared lights to keep it from shrinking down to a .380 as it dries. And for heavens sake don't put it in the dryer or it'll shrink down to .22 LR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    You need to place it under infrared lights to keep it from shrinking down to a .380 as it dries. And for heavens sake don't put it in the dryer or it'll shrink down to .22 LR.
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    How's the cell phone holding up after the soaking?

    You might want to carry a small zip lock baggie for your wallet and phone, for just such occassions...
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    Try drying the LCR with your wife's hair blower dryer.It might work on your wallet and cell phone if you use lo heat

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    If you're concerned, I would fire up the compressor and give the whole gun a thorough spray down with compressed air before and after oiling. The compressed air will get the water out of the nooks and crannies and make it dry as a bone. Then oil it up and spray it again so it's not soaked, holster and carry on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    You need to place it under infrared lights to keep it from shrinking down to a .380 as it dries. And for heavens sake don't put it in the dryer or it'll shrink down to .22 LR.
    Huh? I thought the LCR was compressed down from a .44 Magnum and will expand if wet. My concern was that he would go to fire it and those .38 bullets would bounce around in the barrel.

    I must have read that wrong on Ruger's website.
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    I wouldn't worry about the gun, the phone and wallet can be damaged far easier by water. Though I do know someone who salvaged a phone dropped into a lake. He disassembled it, flushed it with de-ionized water, then let it air dry for a day or two before putting it back together. worked fine after that.

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    anybody whos hunted in the rain will tell you...it doesnt hurt a thing...clean & lube it it as you would nomally...the lubricant you use isnt just to make things run smoothly...it protects internals also...

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