.357 Ruger LCR

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    .357 Ruger LCR

    Went to the local range today with a friend of mine who just purchased a Ruger LCR for the .357 for home defense. I shot it a few times.

    MAN DID THAT THING KICK!

    I have a Ruger LCR in .38 special, but this thing was like trying to hold a bear. When we put some .38 special ammo in it, it felt like a .22.

    Great home defense gun, but not much fun to shoot at the range in .357.

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    A .357 LCR just sounds painful to me......

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    I really do not think mine is that bad shooting the 357's out of it. I have the Hogue Tamer grips and get a high grip and seems pretty good to me. Not sure I would want to put 100 through it in a row, but I really like mine and will always put some 357 through it. Personally love mine. Maybe it is just the higher grip I use that calms it down so. Web of my hand is about as high as the grip.

    As noted with the 38 spl's it is pretty mild to me. But you see folks complaining about that kick as well. I'll keep mine and have been looking for another one in 357.

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    Not a range gun, but we sure shot accurately with it

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    Nice. So; when you gonna buy one?
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    What Brand of ammo??
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    In a word..........ouch
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    Quote Originally Posted by zacii View Post
    Nice. So; when you gonna buy one?

    I already have the LCR in 38 special, so I wont be getting the 357 version. I am not sure what 357 ammo we used. I know it was FMJ, but other than that, the brand I do not recall.

    Very stout, but very accurate.

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    I also own a .357 and a .38 LCR and sounds like your grip holding it[yourself] isnt that good because mine,when I shoot it,I have no qalms with the recoil. And just hold it like you hold your woman in a romantic way. TIGHT. richgp100z

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    I have an LCR in .38 special. After about 50 shots I'm pretty much done. I put 100 rounds of +p through it on one outing with 25 per bulls-eye target, and my groups went from nice and tight on the first 25 to amateur-hour terrible on the last 25. I don't think I'd want a .357 version. To those who have it and like them, more power to you. Not for me.

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    I have a metal...340 M&P...it is bad enough in it...hate to think of polymer.
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    I'd like one.

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    .357 in a SP-101 bothers me. I don't think I want to shoot a LCR in .357. Not at this point in life anyway.
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    what is a realistic downside to the .357? 3 oz heavier, but the slight extra weight should make shooting +P .38 easier and SS frame should put an end to concerns about how long a LCR will last. I assume it will shoot standard .38s forever-a range gun. I think I would rather have the .38 LCR with a SS frame and a little extra weight than the Al. frame. Being able to shoot .357 is a bonus. One of my concers is the ability to fire controlled multipule shots with one hand. I'm guessing the .357 with +P 38s will allow most shooters to do so and not produce a flame thrower blast in the dark. Frankle don't know what I'm talking about, buy doesn't seem to slow me down

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