I recently joined the forum. Being "typing challenged" I much preferred to lurk for quite some time. I've had a fondness for snubbie revolvers for a long while now. I recently purchased a LCR in .22 to play with. After searching the internet, the snub nosed Smiths all seemed to have an aluminum alloy based cylinder which some had seen as problematic with extensive shooting. Factoring the cost and availability with that information I decided to try the Ruger. The Ruger has been a wonderful training tool allowing me to shoot three to five hundred rounds a session with abandon. Hip shooting, point shooting,and weak hand shooting all can be cheaply practiced now, and being a .22 the fatigue is minimized. I often will shoot several cylinders of .38's mixed in with the .22's and the accuracy and continuity of the practice seems to flow naturally, no real adjustments necessary. I currently carry a 642 if carrying a snubbie and not an LCR and that is what I have been using in these shooting sessions. The trigger and sights are close enough that it seems to give me a substantial training benefit, especially when you consider the number of rounds I will now shoot. Face it live fire is the best practice, and using a double action .22 is allowing me to economically practice much more than I ever would with a standard .38 . Overall I am pleased with the LCR and feel it will pay for itself in savings of practice ammo, and wear and tear on the larger calibers. Thats about it, just wanted to get a post in to say hello.