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    Hey all, just picked up a smith m&p 45 and an lcr 357. shot both tonight. the 45 was awesome and the lcr will take some getting used to. 38 loads feel great, but i shot some corbon 110gr. and holy moses that was rough lol. I'm excited to add them to my stable.


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    Congrats! I feel you on the LCR. My S&W 442 Airweight was a pain (literally) to shoot with hardcore loads.

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    Two new guns? Congrats
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    She doesn;t know yet but I sold my 1911 to pay for them.

    I think I might try the speer gold dots for the lcr, see how that feels

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorilla45 View Post
    She doesn;t know yet but I sold my 1911 to pay for them.

    I think I might try the speer gold dots for the lcr, see how that feels
    Congrats on the new guns.

    As to trying the Speer rounds it really isn't going to make much different. Any full bore .357 load is going to be brutal to shoot out of something as small and light as the LCR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Congrats on the new guns.

    As to trying the Speer rounds it really isn't going to make much different. Any full bore .357 load is going to be brutal to shoot out of something as small and light as the LCR.
    Agreed...my 340M&P is like a firecracker going off in your hand. I do use the Gold Dot Short Barrel 135 grain and it is goo dstuff though. Highly recommend it for SD load.
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    Congrats on two new additions to your family.
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    Congrats on the new weapons!
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    Sold both my LCR .357 and LCP--- didn't like recoil and I don't miss either one! Now have a Beretta Inox Tomcat .32 acp and it is fun to shoot and it will handle it's main job well(BUG and occasional carry depending on circumstances).
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    Yeah... that LCR is gonna suck no matter what .357 load you put through it. Never handled one myself, but I've seen a few. And, closest I have fired to one is a J-frame S&W. THAT was a mess. My grouping was WONDERFUL. Most of my fingers on the trigger hand were bruised. It was just too light, even with 'light' .38 loads. I made the mistake of '.357 can't be THAT bad'. About 45 seconds later, I realized just how little I underestimated the .357 mag.

    Wonderful looking little guns, seems like it would make a wonderful BUG. I just don't think I could carry one myself. You obviously like it, and it sounds like it works fairly well for you. Congratulations on you two new toys, I hope you enjoy them, and have lots of fun on the range. (The only place you should ever 'have' to pull a trigger)
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    thanks you guys. Yeah the corbon 110gr were brutal. I tried the short barrel 135gr gold dots tonight. They weren't bad at all, I actually liked shooting them, so I kept a few to carry with. Still playing with the backstraps on the m&p, function tested my usual 200gr gold dots and corbons. All is well.

    now I'm just trying to find carry holsters for both. owb

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    well, I informed the wife that I used the money from the sale to buy 2 new guns and she was pissed. then i showed her the lcr and she said "ooh, cool!" all is cool. heading to the range to put them through the paces again. I don't carry a firearm unless i have at least 500 rounds through. got holsters for both should be here next week.

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    I shoot my LCR357 with 125 grain JHP 357 loads. I have more than 500 rounds through it. The Tamer Grip makes it painless. If you don't like recoil you won't like shooting 357 Snubs. I on the other hand do most of my shooting with 357 Snubs. Recoil doesn't bother me. Pain dose so, I make sure the Grips are good and fit me. I carry my SP101 as main gun and the LCR357 as back up. I have been thinking of buying a second LCR357 and carrying Two.

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    I've been shooting 45acp since I was 7 so recoil isn't in the lcr isn't bad. i've been shooting 135gr gold dots and 125gr practice ammo. It's not bad at all. I haven't had a snubbie in years. I love it. the m&p 45 is nice too. groups with both are getting smaller.

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