I'm sorry if this has been discussed before, but I wasn't able to find anything by searching the forum.
Based largely upon some good advice and insight I've gotten on another post, I'm going to be picking up a revolver soon to use as a backup gun.
I was initially thinking about going with the S&W J frame 637 or 642, based upon a legacy of quality and reliability. When researching it, I happened upon nutnfancy's review of the Ruger LCR and he found it to be a much better shooter than his 638. I'm not saying that his review is where it stops (I don't agree with him on a number of things), but atleast he has shot both. Often times you see a lot of people online with big opinions but no real experience with the given firearm.
Seeing his vid on the LCR made me look into it and I've found a number of people who have stopped carrying the J frame in favor of the LCR.
So, What do you guys think is best and why? has the LCR proved reliable now that its been on the market for a while? I'm particularly interested to hear from those who have experienced both.