Ruger LCR 357 good to go?

Ruger LCR 357 good to go?

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    Question Ruger LCR 357 good to go?

    Looks like a really nice CCW package especially with the crimson trace grip and heavier weight.

    What's the verdict on this weapon?
    Regards,

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    Too soon to tell but I imagine it will be fine. I have an LCR in .38 and as soon as my pusher can find one in .357 I'm gonna trade. With the CT grips though you do loose a lot of comfort. The plastic grips are rough compared to the Hogue rubber ones.

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    I already have the LCR in .38 and .357 bought seprately.

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    I should wait about a year before considering buying it.
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    You probably need to shoot a snub in .357 before you buy also. I have a M&P 340. The recoil is bearable if you are not sensitive, but it is definitely a big factor. I like mine, but gettign through a cylinder is an accomplishment at the range. I think the trade off for what the gun is intended for is worth it. Its a staright up close quarters defense weapon, not a combat handgun. You need to find something similar and shoot it first, or one of those if you have a rental range anywhere.
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    Yes i did a review on here somewhere. It is good to go. 800 rounds through it now and I am satisfied. Works great at less than 10 and 10 feet or more on the move. Very happy with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwhite75 View Post
    You probably need to shoot a snub in .357 before you buy also. I have a M&P 340. The recoil is bearable if you are not sensitive, but it is definitely a big factor. I like mine, but gettign through a cylinder is an accomplishment at the range. I think the trade off for what the gun is intended for is worth it. Its a staright up close quarters defense weapon, not a combat handgun. You need to find something similar and shoot it first, or one of those if you have a rental range anywhere.

    Exactly! I had a 12 ounce S&W 340PD that was B-R-U-T-A-L to shoot with the .357.

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    The polymer ruger is nothing like the scandium j frames. Nothing at all. 125gr jhp 357? 158 gr wadcutter 357? what recoil ;)

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    Here's a quality range report on the LCR in 38 Special. The link contains good info on how the LCR compares with Smith & Wesson J-frames and how they both shoot 3 different brands of ammo.

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...mo-test-Report
    Aim for the Thoracic Triangle Area between the armpits and the base of throat.

    1. Shot Placement: Center Mass Between the Armpits & Base of Throat
    2. Heavy for Caliber Bullet Weight / Construction
    3. Choice of Caliber

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    P.S.:

    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 model described in the prior post's link.
    Aim for the Thoracic Triangle Area between the armpits and the base of throat.

    1. Shot Placement: Center Mass Between the Armpits & Base of Throat
    2. Heavy for Caliber Bullet Weight / Construction
    3. Choice of Caliber

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    Thanks for the comments. Great info!
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    Dean

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