Ruger LCR 1200 Rounds and counting..... long term review

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    Good Post!
    Good to see someome actually prasing the product instead of dragging it thru the mud.
    What is your "carry" ammo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by azchevy View Post
    I really feel no difference with the steel j-frame, as a matter of fact I think the frame design Ruger introduced is the reason why. Remember, the LCR .357 is a stainless steel frame. It is heads and shoulders better than a scandium airweight.
    Thanks! I realize that recoil is determined as much by grip, and barrel design, than just weight and energy. I agree the J frame Scandium is B-R-U-T-A-L IN .357. I sold my 340PD because it was punishing, not fun to shoot. My 25 ounce S&W 649, Taurus 651, and SP 101 in .357 are very manageable BUT their weight, 25 ounces each, makes pocket carry unreasonable. I guess I am looking for something with a compromise between weight and recoil. I think the .357 LCR will get a chance

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    Quote Originally Posted by mastercapt View Post
    Good Post!
    Good to see someome actually prasing the product instead of dragging it thru the mud.
    What is your "carry" ammo?
    Rem Golden Sabers 125 gr JHP

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    Well just got a call, MPI test found zero issues. The weapon is solid. I am grinning from ear to ear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azchevy View Post
    Well just got a call, MPI test found zero issues. The weapon is solid. I am grinning from ear to ear.
    That is awesome! It makes me even more confident in my S&W 686 because if a light weight CC revolver can handle those loads the odds are pretty good that a beefy revolver can too. Thank you for the data point I think many will enjoy this.
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    It's good to know that I can look forward to a long lasting and well built firearm. That's one thing I had heard before I bought my LCR in .38. I read a couple of reviews on the net saying they didn't hold up well under heavy use.

    Thanks for taking the time to post your results and opinion.
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    Very good report! Thank you for posting it.

    I am a poor revolver shot but my wife is an excellent shot with a revolver and she really wants one of these. So, this may have just gone on the "to get" list as long as she likes the way it feels in her hand. We will have to make a trip to the gun shop so she can hold one....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mastercapt View Post
    Good Post!
    Good to see someome actually prasing the product instead of dragging it thru the mud.
    What is your "carry" ammo?
    I carry Hornady Critical Defense .357 125 gr
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    Hornaday is good stuff

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    Update, I am pushing 2K with this with no ill effects. Lots of 115 and 125 grain generic ( such as WWB) FNJ magnum rounds through it since I last posted. I have become very proficient with the speed strips but I found a new company I ordered a speedloader from to test out to see if it works better.... it looks like they too took material off and made them smaller in diameter than the HKS.

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    Pricey but I just can't seem to like the 5 star firearms shiney ones so I never ordered one. If they did them in a more subdued black I may buy them.... I know I know it is just a color, but I am not into shiney stuff.

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    Thumbs up Excellent review

    I thank you for taking your time to make such a thorough report of your findings with your LCR 357.

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    My LCR .357 had to go back to Ruger for a broken firing pin issue with less than 300 rounds through it.

    But at least they fixed it free of charge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 old 0311 View Post
    Question: Does the LCR use a steel insert on the top strap to protect from flame cutting, like the S&W Scandiums do?
    Quote Originally Posted by azchevy View Post
    My frame is stainless so no, but I did hear they put them on the aluminum frame 38 models, someone who owns one will have to confirm.
    I bought my 38 LCR just before Ruger announced the 357 model.

    It does not have an insert at the top strap. I only have about 500 rounds through it so far (I don't get to shoot much), but haven't seen any sign of wear. All in all I like it very much but would probably be very tempted to get the 357 if buying today. Thanks for your review.
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    Update: At around 2500 rounds for this weapon so I bought another to train with and use this as my daily carry. I do not feel undergunned or the need to carry a g19 and 3 mags. Life is good and lightweight carry is even better.

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    I think you just sold me one of these. Thanks for the in-depth and the updates.

    After my last class, I realized that I should have a "coat pocket gun" for the winter - that it would give me a significant edge (fired from within the pocket). The lightweight LCR .375 definitely fits the bill.

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