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This is a discussion on Ruger LCR & SP101 size comparison? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I'm looking to get my first wheel gun. Based on the price and reviews, I'm looking into getting either a Ruger LCR or an SP101 ...
I'm looking to get my first wheel gun. Based on the price and reviews, I'm looking into getting either a Ruger LCR or an SP101 (2.25 barrel). I've seen some photos of the two side by side, but it is very hard to tell how they compare size-wise.
Does anyone have both pistols and would be willing to show me what they look like one over the other just to get an idea of relative size?
SP101's are SOOOOOO pretty
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Here you go....
same height, .5" shorter and almost half the weight
LCR .357 height 4.5" length 6.5" weight 17 oz
LCR .38 height 4.5" length 6.5" weight 13.5 oz
Sp101 height 4.5 " length 7" weight 26oz
I have fired both the LCR with 158 gr+p .38 special loads and the SP-101 with 125 grain .357 loads.
I went with the SP-101 for the extra recoil absorbing weight and the ability to shoot the .357 round. I carry the Remington 125 gr .357 in mine for SD. I have never shot the LCR in .357 but I am willing to say I would like the SP-101 better. Both are fine weapons it all depends on your needs and likes.
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Although I do not have the specific data at hand Ruger goes on at length in his promos for the LCR as to how the cylinder is built 0 the purpose of which is to make it more compact than the 101. So, while I don't know exactly how much, the bottom line, the LCR is narrower.Any idea on how the widths compare?
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Here is what I could dig up:
101 max Width: 1.349"
LCR max Width: 1.283"
I won a lcr .357 earlier this year, the only thing I liked about it was the trigger smooth and sweet .I sold it a month later and bought a sp101, love it
The rumored Alum framed SP-101 might be the best of them yet.
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What specifically didn't you like about the LCR? I'm on the fence trying to decide which I want.
I have both and both are fine firearms, But my summer carry is the LCR. It is lighter and fits in my front pocket much easier. I love the SS 101 and can shoot it and enjoy. But EDC is the LCR. The trigger on the 101 has been tuned and springs replaced, but LCR trigger was crisp and clean from the staart. Just buy both and enjoy.
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