Congrats on your new Ruger.
This is a discussion on New CCW gun- LCR within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I got the chance to take my new LCR out to the range today to break her in. I had narrowed my choice down to ...
I got the chance to take my new LCR out to the range today to break her in. I had narrowed my choice down to the LCR and the S&W 442. After trying both, I decided I liked the LCR more.
A little about the gun-
First of the trigger on this gun is BUTTER right out of the box and I imagine it will only improve with time. The length of pull is what you would expect on any DAO revolver, but the cam system Ruger designed makes it feel lighter than it really is. It has a crisp clean break, and you can stage it with some practice. Second thing that surprised my is just how light it really is. Ruger claims 13.5oz and with 5 rounds of 38spl it weighed in right at one pound. I wore it around the house today IWB in a Safariland leather holster at 4oclock and it felt great. My primary gun is my Glock 36 which I wear in the same spot and I was amazed at how light the LCR was compared to the G36. It also carried great in a front pocket and was not much heavier than my cell phone. I can see this gun getting carried as a primary gun when I am having one of my severe back pain days, and as a BUG quite a bit. The build quality on this gun is top notch as you would expect from Ruger. Before I took her out I swapped out the front sight for a Hi Viz fiber optic unit which is very easy to pick up quickly. I may go to the XS big dot in the future, but the Hi Viz worked great.
I put about 150 rounds though the LCR today and I am pretty happy for the first time out with her. I shot a variety of WWB, Ammo Bros reloads, and Magtech rounds. I had exactly zero failures of any kind and the spent brass ejects very easily. The gun does have a pretty decent kick with +P rounds as expected from such a light gun, but the polymer frame and the Houge grips make it very manageable. I didn't do any real accuracy testing as I was just shooting offhand and enjoying my new toy, but I was getting decent groups for the first time out with a new DAO revolver and I am sure as I get used to her I will get better.
All in all I am very happy with my LCR. It will be seeing lots of use as a BUG and occasionally as my primary carry gun.
congrats, love mine as well.
How much heavier(loaded) is the Glock compared to the LCR?
Glock 26 9mm, Ruger LCR .357mag
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Congrats on the new carry gun, sounds like you have a winner!
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Great choice for CCW. The Ruger LCR has the best DAO trigger on a revolver, it is very lightweight, comes with fantastic grips and great sights.
"If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. That's ridiculous... If I have a gun, what in the hell do I have to be paranoid for?" [Clint Smith - Thunder Ranch]
This could very well be my next gun.
Congrats on the new LCR. I love mine. Light, comfortable to hold and shoot. Goes bang every time.
Glock 26 XD9sc
Ruger SR9c Ruger LCP
just got one myself. I cycle alone a lot on isolated roads. Carried it in my jersey pocket Sunday for first time while riding. Didn't even notice it was there.
Congrats on the new LCR. Glad that you enjoy it.
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MMMmmmmmm...me want...must buy...grrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!
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I was looking at this model on the internet, Youtube has at least one video where the aluminum melted at the top of the frame above the cylinder. Apparently not the only one based upon the comments but the video is from 2009. The newest models may have a fix, not certain. Not trying to be negative but to warn you to check for this and suspect there is no longer an issue. I too have an aluminum frame 38.
I have the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0h3tz4pAF0
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