Ruger LCR in ,357 Magnum... My First Impressions

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    No way I am selling my autos But I am loving this weapon.

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    How would you rate it against the SP101. I know it's kinda apples and oranges; the LCR is obviously lighter, but I'm wondering about the 'shootability' or 'easy' factor
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    Better trigger lighter. Same ease of pointing. I don't aim I practice the one handed shoot and move it is a good shooter The sp101 is a tank but the LCr is solid and well built. But it is polymer and stainless and just like the scandium airweights it is to be shot little and carried a lot if I didn't have the Taurus steel revolver I would buy an SP101 to practice with and shoot high round count to save my lightweight from frame stretch

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    I was undecided until I read your GREAT write up. On the hunt for one tomorrow. THANKS!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobody View Post
    Congrats. I picked mine up in July and was so impressed that I sold my autos. The wife and I went to the range yesterday for some shooting and I decided to shoot off 5 rounds of my Buffalo Bore tactical .357When I fired the first shot my wife said everyone on the line stopped firing looking around like ***. She also said she was positive that the floor vibrated. If 5 rounds of that stuff doesn't get the job done-run!
    What weight bullet were you shooting? How was recoil and accuracy> Im intersted in that stuff for my LCR in .357

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    I knew you'd like it. I have the .38 version and that's what I thought, "best DA trigger" I've ever fired. Congrats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew78 View Post
    What weight bullet were you shooting? How was recoil and accuracy> Im intersted in that stuff for my LCR in .357

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    I went with the 125 grain for the higher fps and energy. Accuracy was perfect, recoil was stout but managable. I woudn't go higher than 125 grain IMHO.
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    The 158s aren't bad but I too use 125. The combat accuracy is excellent

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    Thanks for the review and congrats on the fine choice.
    Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!

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    I've been giving serious thought to a .357 revo lately.
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    For those of you i sent the video link to, I have updated the page and now have a point shooting video review up using 125gr .357 magnum defense rounds and .38 sp winchester white box.

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    The 357 LCR weighs about 3.5-oz's more than the regular 38 Special version and has larger grips for taming recoil.

    Those considering a purchase of a new LCR should consider handling both 357 and 38 models before buying. Some people buy the 357 LCR and shoot 38's in it because recoil is about 20% less than the 38 Special version with the added weight and larger grip.

    For serious protection in the woods, suggest you consider Buffalo Bore's short barrel 150-gr. Harcast Wadcutter in 38 Special that's Standard Pressure or their 158-gr. SWC-HP at standard pressure. They also load these two bullets in 357.

    For all-around self defense, it's hard to beat Buffalo Bore's (Item #20C) Short Barrel 158-gr. SWC-HP at standard pressure in a 357 or 38 Special. Here's a link to a range report on the 38 LCR:

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...mo-test-Report
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    Excellent review

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    Quote Originally Posted by azchevy View Post
    For those of you i sent the video link to, I have updated the page and now have a point shooting video review up using 125gr .357 magnum defense rounds and .38 sp winchester white box.
    Hey azchevy, send me the link or post it so I can check it out too....
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    Congrats on the new gun! When it comes to revolvers, I love what Ruger puts out. With two SP-101's and a 3" Speed Six, I've never needed to look at any other brands. If I ever get another revolver, looks like the .357 LCR will be making it's way in my line-up. Thanks for the great report and photos!
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