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

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

This is a discussion on The Ruger LCR .357 and recoil with .357 magnum loads within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have heard and read all over the internet about how a 17 oz weapon is too hard to handle with .357 rounds. How it ...

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

    I have heard and read all over the internet about how a 17 oz weapon is too hard to handle with .357 rounds. How it hurts or the recoil is too much for followup shots. I am here to tell you that unless you have serious arthritis, or some health issues or are already sensitive to recoil due to small frame or lack of arm\wrist strength you will have zero issue with this design. It is easy to control, quick on follow up shots, accurate and a joy to shoot during my range sessions. I am performing a long term test of mine, and recently picked up a new one for carry as I push this one to the limit with magnum rounds to see how far I can go before frame stretch out of spec or failure. So far at 1200 rounds it passed MPI and frame tolerances.

    My first impressions: http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...d.php?t=114690

    My review: http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...d.php?t=117948



    I have over 600 magnum rounds through it now. Bottom line is this revolver rocks, best DAO revolver trigger known to man without hundreds of dollars of gunsmith work; recoil is dampened by the grip design; and pure shoot ability for a deep cover weapon. I will never go back to s&w again. it has even taken up more carry time than my highly touted G29SF

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    VERY IMPRESSIVE ! I'm still leaning toward an SP101 to get me back into the "revolver world" that I left in 2000 when my old job switched from 38Spl's to 9mm Glock 19's. BUT when i actually go to the gunstore...who knows ! The extra weight of the 357 version makes it heavier than a Smith 38 Airweight ,but lighter than a DAO 357 SP101.[/B][/B]
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    What magnums are you running thru your LCR? The .38's, even +p are all nice and tame. The Remington 125 .357 magnums get attention from everyone around in a hurry! I tried some Federal Fusion 158gr .357 as well, WOW! That had a bite to it! The RAM 158gr was no bid deal, but they were just SWC IIRC.

    I ordered some Speer 135gr 38+p, and a buddy that goes to KC all the time is going to see if he can find me some Buffalo Bore low recoil low flash rounds to try as well.

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    If I didn't already own a SP-101 for CCW I would pick up a .357 in LCR in a heart beat. Actually if my SP-101 was stock I would probably switch it out for a LCR but between the grips and night site I've got a bit to much wrapped up in my 101 to trade it out.
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    azchevy- It is because of your OUTSTANDING updates on your LCR .357 that I went out today and picked one up. By the way, the 29SF has been my constant companion for several months now also.

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    Thanks. I love this gun. I am using Remington golden saber 125 g jhp as my defensive round. I also tried the buffalo bore 125gr low recoil and 158 g wadcutters. I have a few vids on my channel working the buffalo bore heavies in the 29sf.

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    Do you carry it iwb? Have you pocker carried it? I was also wondering about the slim boot cut grips that are available?

    Great post!!!!!!!! Very helpful!!

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    Iwb with a high noon mr softy. I also have a desantis nemesis for pocket carry but don't pocket carry often. Was planning on getting the boot grips and reviewing them soon

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    EXCEPTIONAL Video, az.! THANKS for posting.

    I think you've mastered The Art of Point-Shooting..! You display outstanding form in quickly drawing and safely clearing the weapon. Targets are neutralized as soon as you bring the weapon to your LOS. Very Impressive, indeed.!!

    Congrats on your LCR.357M. You control it like a 22LR.
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    thanks for the post. Now I need to practice more with my LCR. .38 ammo is just expensive though!

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    azchevy- I was just about to order a mr softy but the high noon website does not distinguish between the LCR 38 & 357. Does the same holster fit both?

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    There is no difference in the dimensions of the .38 and .357 LCR. The .357 is just less than 4 ounces heavier.

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    Yeah they are the same size. the Mr softy I have and use was a j-frame for my old s&w then my taurus mistake and now my LCR

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    Interesting report. Must be in the design of the grip and frame. Makes me want one now.
    Just for fun, I went to Remington's site and viewed their comparison chart comparing the .357 125 gr GS to their 9MM 124 gr GS. Out of a 4" barrel they are almost identical. I wonder what a shorter barrel does.

    Model Golden Saber HPJ Golden Saber HPJ
    Order No. 29400 29424
    Avg Wt Case 17 14
    Barrel Length 4" 4"
    Caliber 357 Magnum* 9mm Luger (+P)
    Energy 100 283 287
    Energy 50 333 327
    Energy Muzz 413 384
    Index GS357MA GS9MMD
    Mid 100 3.5" 3.8"
    Mid 50 0.8" 0.8"
    Model Golden Saber HPJ Golden Saber HPJ
    Primer Number 5.5 1.5
    Vel 100 1009 1021
    Vel 50 1095 1089
    Vel Muzzle 1220 1180
    Wt 125 124

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    The Golden Saber is a light-mid power 357 load. That's why it's comparable to the 9mm +P...
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