This is a discussion on Using a LCR .22 as a training tool. within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I think that is one of the best things about LCR. You can buy the 22 and the 38. Shoot the 22 alot for cheap, ...
I think that is one of the best things about LCR. You can buy the 22 and the 38. Shoot the 22 alot for cheap, shoot the 38 for practice and to carry. Makes a great training platform I would think.
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While I like the idea, I'm not sure if the .22 really is a good substitute for the .38. The trigger might be similar, but the recoil is not; the number of trigger pulls until empty is not; and the reload is not. You're getting practice on the trigger pull and sight picture, which you can also do with dry firing the .38. Snap caps can help you practice the reload.
Nothing wrong with getting the .22 LCR - I'm just questioning how much training value it has that can translate over to the .38.
The number of people killed because they didn't have "enough gun" is dwarfed by those who had none at all. Get a gun you will always carry, and add more capability as you grow.
As long as you keep the relative function of the gun similar, I think it's an advantage. It also helps muscle memory. But, still shoot with what you carry ... at least some to be able to deal with the recoil factor, limp wristing, etc. that you wouldn't have with a .22 cal.
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