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Here's a better pic of mine.
My wife's EDC is a LCR .38 with CT.
Any problems with shooting low after installing the XS or other tritium front sights?
I've read that it has happened with the XS on the .357 versions and 125 gr. Magnum ammo.
What sort of holsters are you guys using for the LCR?
Here's another pic with the XS sight just installed yesterday that I got for Xmas Already had the bantam grip I put back on
I have a SideGuard Quick Clip IWB, Fobus paddle holster and a Tuff Products Pocket-Roo pocket holster.
All take both the SP101 and the LCR.
I have a Don Hume 715 for LCR only, that is OK but it sits in the drawer a lot due to these other three options.
Tuff Products :: Pocket Holsters
SideGuard Quick Clip Review
I'm using a Clament holster as sent to me by Terry Clament.
I'm usually a HIGH NOON fan and user
but this seemed to be a good holster from an emerging company, or at least new in my book.
I'd also look at the TALON holsters if you didn't want to go High Noon.
Clament Custom Leather Home Page
High Noon Holsters
Be sure to mention me to Michael if you contact HN.
Best of luck with your holster search.
I have owned both the 357 and 22 versions. I installed the XS sight on the 357. It worked very well.
I installed a Fiber Optic front sight on the LCR-22. It does shoot low if you take a fine proper sight. I find that my combat sight picture seems to hold the Dot high, which shoots to point of aim fairly well.
I traded the LCR 357 off. Not because I did not like it, but because I needed some trading material to add a 3" 66-2 and an as new 686-5 4" to my inventory.
My carry holster is a Lobo Enhanced Pancake. I had Ray NOT Flute the Cyliner when he boned it.
Lobo Gun Leather - Home
As for the 22 LCR, both I and my brother have one. No trigger issues. Mine works perfect with Bulk Pak. Slightly sticky extraction with Stingers, and will lock up solid with Velocitors. In my opinion anyone who carries a J Frame size handgun should also own an LCR 22 for a practice/Training revolver, and try and wear it out.
Speed Beex makes an 8 shot Speed Loader for the LCR 22. Mine is the original version. The new one looks a little better on the web site. I need to get a Kydex speed loader holder made for mine.
You can also reload using the Tuff Products Model 1022 Quick Strip, which is a 10 round 22 LR speed strip. When loading for the LCR 22, 317, or 43C load the strip in pairs skipping a round between the pairs for cylinder clearance. It will only hold 7 shells loaded in this manner. Just index on the empty chamber when you close the cylinder. This is a great way to practice j Frame 38 reloads with a speed strip. Note ortder direct from Tuff Products and you can get them in Orange. My prefered color that is easy to locate on the ground after a tactical reload. I can reload my LCR 22 with 7 quicker than I can reload a J Frame 38 with 5.
I also shoot my LCR 22 in our Outlaw IDPA Match in BUG Division.
Shoot a few bricks through an LCR 22 and you will be Dangerous with your J Frame 38.
My XS sight 357 with Safariland's new light shoulder rig.
Makes me glad I have a LCR over the heavier SP-101s or Speed Six that I used to carry.
The Wiley Clapp TALO limited edition GP-100 would be cool to have and shoot Magnums out of..but a beast for me to CCW in comparison to the
17 ounce KLCR.
How did I miss this?
I have a LCR .38 and LOVE IT!! It is my EDC every day to and from work and my BUG every other time I carry. I pocket carry it, but I would like to get a good holster for it and I am think of getting the XS sight installed even though I have had no issues with the stock sights. See below:
A quick burst and then a follow-up pair.
I cannot recommend this gun enough. My only dislike of the gun is that it's compact cylinder size makes it incompatible with my favored speedloader, the Safariland Comp 1.
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Some of you might know that Crimson Trace has a new series of Laser Grips called the Defender series.
These are the new Accu-Grips which include revolvers, but no LCRs at this time.
They are a shape unlike the CT grips that we know about and cost about half of what a LG set costs @ $250 or so.
I have rather large hands but other have even larger hands than me.
The current Laser Grip for the LCR is a bit too small for me even with the addition of a Hogue slip on.
I'm hoping they will offer the Accu-Grip (that features side activation levers) in two sizes, and have been in contact with CT about this.
I'd like to be one of the first to review such for all of us LCR owners.
Here are some $109 Accu-Grips :
Defender Series S&W J-Frame and Taurus 85-Accu-Grip Laser Sight FREE S&H DS-124. Defender Series Laser Sights.
My MOM bought a LCR .22 today as the local shop was out of 38+Ps and had no idea when they would see more.
8-shots of Mini-Mags with the ability to practice with cheaper .22 shorts as well.
That said, any .22 ammo is scarce around here so I'd buy a LCR in .17 HMR if they made one.
The Ruger Single Six in .17 HMR is pretty neat. I can find ammo locally so that's not an issue.
There is a solution but we are not Jedi... not yet.
We have deep thinkers and stinkers in this group that could come up with a solution...
Buck the donkey
So the 38Spl version is manageable with +P loads or should you invest in the 357, just because of the extra-weight, even if you have NO intention of firing magnum loads??
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