The Ruger LCR .357 and recoil with .357 magnum loads

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    Yes, the SP101 is great weapon but at 25 oz unloaded a little heavy. Not as heavy as the 1911 I carry now but at 17 ozs the ruger lcr 357 would be a breeze to carry. I was concerned about recoil but I can see from your video that my concerns may be for naught. I am a big fan of the 357 round and the trigger has recieved a lot of really good reviews. Decisions, decision...!!
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    I went from the taurus, to a s&W mp340 briefly, to the LCR.... I wont look back

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    I have a Keltec PF9 which weighs in at a little over 12 ounces. Would the recoil in firing the LCR with .357magnum rounds be about the same as firing the Keltec PF9 with some hot 9mm rounds ?? Please let me know what you all think. God Bless

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    I shot my friends pf-9 with +P loads, it is snappier but not unmanageable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azchevy View Post
    I shot my friends pf-9 with +P loads, it is snappier but not unmanageable.

    Thanks for sharing that AZCHEVY. So from what I read in your reply, in your opinion the LCR with .357 loads will feel less recoil than a PF9 with +P loads. Is this correct ??? Thanks again for any info. God Bless

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    I carry both SP and LCR357. No problems with shooting either one.

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    Very nice routine of practice and a great pistol indeed. Congrats and thanks

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    I recently tried the boot grip and while it wasn't bad with the magnum loads, I didnt like how it wasnt as secure in my hand, was a wee bit harder to draw, and was smooth and "slippery" so I went back to the tamer grip. The recoil was a little more apparent as well.

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    I just shot some .357 with my new boot grip and I agree with the above. For some reason, the Golden Saber rounds seemed MUCH tamer than the practice rounds. I thought they would be hotter. I'm keeping the boot grip on however even if it is easier to shoot with the Tamer. .38's were easy as pie.
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    azchevy - Man, I was just getting ready to pick up an SP101 3". I have the standard .38 LCR. But now you've got me rethinking the SP101 and leaning toward the .357 LCR. I love carrying my LCR. I've started carrying it more than my Kahr PM9. Simplistic, reliable, and light weight. Now, I guess I'm going to have to get it's sibling brother.
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    Get both

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    100% Accurate & Reliable, Currently Best Pocket Pistol On Market Hand Down!

    Have also run list of light to heavy loads and agree best 357 Mag pocket pistol on market now. Recoil is not an issue vs. +P 38 Spl out of a S&W 642+P.
    Trigger system, great out of the box, vs. S&W 642 upgraded, changed spring sets, tuned by retired Certified S&W Armorer. Very impressed!
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    I have the LCR in 38. Bought before the 357 came out. Wish I had waited but love my LCR

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