Which Snubbie

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  • S&W airweight 442 no LG's *cheapest

    36 33.96%
  • S&W 637 airweight with LG's

    8 7.55%
  • Ruger LCR with LG's *most exspensive

    32 30.19%
  • Something way different

    30 28.30%
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    Which Snubbie

    I think I have it narrowed down to one of three guns at my LGS I just handled all 3 and I am no closer to a decision than I was before infact its probably worse!! here is a poll.
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    LCR. But I personally don't think I would get the lasergrips. The rubber grips are much more comfortable than the CT grips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBigOrange View Post
    LCR. But I personally don't think I would get the lasergrips. The rubber grips are much more comfortable than the CT grips.
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    I voted for something way different. I recommend the S&W 640. The barrel is 0.25" longer than the 442, but it shoots .357 rounds. The extra weight aids in shooting it better (at least in my case with a 640 & 642 to compare) and it is not too much different to pocket carry. On the belt it is no different at all perception wise, but provides more fire-power.
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    Looks like I chose the cheap way.Well, it reliable and don't need batteries
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    I have the 637 and love it. Single-action is a very light, crisp trigger. I don't pretend that I'd go single-action in a self defense scenario, but I'm darn-near surgical on shooting a snake's head off with it.
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    after owning all of them at one time, the LCR hands down... but lasers are a gimmick and not needed

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBigOrange View Post
    LCR. But I personally don't think I would get the lasergrips. The rubber grips are much more comfortable than the CT grips.
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    Steel, and nothing but steel. Carry weight makes less difference than shooting characteristics. Less isn't always more when it comes to self-defense handguns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    Steel, and nothing but steel. Carry weight makes less difference than shooting characteristics. Less isn't always more when it comes to self-defense handguns.
    the LCR .357 is steel

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    Interesting as my wife is considering (with my encouragement) a smaller firearm. She purse carries (I know, I am not a fan but that argument is over) and I suggested that a wheel gun should be in her selection list. All of your input is educational on the subject.
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    I voted for the LCR. I have one in .38, with CT lasergrips, and I love it. Easy to carry, easy to shoot, and a great DA trigger right out of the box. Only thing wrong with it (other than it being ugly) is that the grips, which otherwise are almost identical to the LG-405 J-frame model, have a hard backstrap, instead of the soft neoprene one of the LG-405s. Still, it is not punishing to shoot.

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    Is the LCR .357 all steel? It weighs somewhat less than a standard steel-framed Smith & Wesson Model 36 2-inch .38 Special snub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    Is the LCR .357 all steel? It weighs somewhat less than a standard steel-framed Smith & Wesson Model 36 2-inch .38 Special snub.
    The cylinder and frame are, the FCG is polymer and has no stress from firing. Smith is way behind the curve now, trying to catch up.

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    LCR ,No lazer.

    Or if you don't mind used,
    S&W mod. 19 if you find a nice one
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