Two Rugers..which one??

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    Two Rugers..which one??

    As you might remember I posted a couple months back about getting "one more handgun"(which would be 5)and that it was going to be a DAO SP101 357. Done deal, was just waiting on a refund check from my old job's insurance carrier up in NY. BUT WAIT! I'm thinking about the new(and slightly heavier)LCR in 357. They have great triggers,weigh only 17 oz and while I would only shoot and carry 38Spl +P's it sounds like the ultimate BUG. It is ,however, a new platform and issues may arise. Now the SP101 is built like a Swiss-Vault with a long track record......so which way do I go??
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    I'd go for the SP.
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    I'd get the LCR.

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    The SP101 is built like a tank, will go like the Eveready bunny, but it's kinda heavy.
    If you intend to pants pocket or even ankle carry the LCR may be a better choice.

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    Depends how you intend to carry it. On a belt = SP101. Anywhere else = LCR.
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    Like the others have said, it depends on how you want to carry it. But I think I would go with the SP anyway, its a known solid choice.
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    The SP101 will last a long time (hand down to grand kids) and only gets better with age. It's a great little big gun. On the belt it is a breeze. If your planning on pocket...LCR .

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    I'm not a pocket-carry guy as far as pants go, a jacket maybe. The BUG aspect, makes the LCR appealing,but as a civilian now two-gun carry is not something I see myself doing with any regularity. A couple more factors in the equation.
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    SP101. All stainless steel, no MIM or tupperware parts. I love the brute solidness of the SP101 for .357. You also have the versatility of getting either a spurred hammer in DA/SA or a bobbed DAO hammer as well as either of these options in a 2.25" or 3" barrel. If you're gonna belt carry only, the 3" barrel is mighty appealing. You can't get those versatile options in the LCR. Why buy a .357 LCR if you'd only carry 38+P in it? If you're gonna carry 38+P, go with a S&W 442. JMO.
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    I don't care for pocket carry either, except the rare occassion of dropping a handgun into a coat pocket that's readily accessable. I do carry a 3" SP101 almost every day in a high riding pancake holster from LoboLeather. The weight is not a factor, and I just prefer steel... particularly stainless. I'm sure that I would probably outlive a LCR, but I have a vulture grandson that's layed claim to every gun I own, and those that I do not yet own. I have a feeling that if for some unforseen reason tupperware guns just won't live as long as steel guns, and I left him anything with tupperware that failed to outlive him, he would pee on my grave. Sorry little vulture... a chip off the old block

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    I have the SP101 (3") and the pistol will outlast generations...it's a tank.
    Not much of a choice between your two...OMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyeLCPL View Post
    Like the others have said, it depends on how you want to carry it. But I think I would go with the SP anyway, its a known solid choice.


    +1... get one now and the other later.. see which one you like most then just keep the other for the house. (you thought I was going to say sell the one you like least, yeah, umm sell a gun?)
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    I have two SP-101's. When you hold one, you know you have something which will get the job done. Nothing prissy about them.
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    Yep, SP 101. My favorite revolver.

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