LCR grip

LCR grip

This is a discussion on LCR grip within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I am gonna get laughed at, but here goes. I bought my Ruger LCR (in 38 sp) for the purpose of pocket carry only. So ...

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    LCR grip

    I am gonna get laughed at, but here goes.
    I bought my Ruger LCR (in 38 sp) for the purpose of pocket carry only. So the Sticky style holster works great up to a point, easily covering even the LCR's big trigger guard; but the tacky rubbery grip rubs on my pants, so I have to be very careful exactly how I slip by fingers around it when I draw it out. If I don't do it perfectly, it hangs up a little. I have heard others complain about the same thing.
    I thought about getting the smoother bantam grip, but people say it is so short that it tends to jump around with rapid firing; and the felt recoil is worse, too, some of them say.
    OK. Here goes. I have found that a layer of Saran wrap around the grip makes the thing slip right out. It may as well be an ivory handle. Elegant and simple. It may look tacky (pun intended) but who cares? After all, it's concealed. Right? I take it off when I'm to the range, and reinstall it again later.
    If anyone out there knows a better solution, I'd like to hear it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 44hooter View Post
    I am gonna get laughed at, but here goes.
    I bought my Ruger LCR (in 38 sp) for the purpose of pocket carry only. So the Sticky style holster works great up to a point, easily covering even the LCR's big trigger guard; but the tacky rubbery grip rubs on my pants, so I have to be very careful exactly how I slip by fingers around it when I draw it out. If I don't do it perfectly, it hangs up a little. I have heard others complain about the same thing.
    I thought about getting the smoother bantam grip, but people say it is so short that it tends to jump around with rapid firing; and the felt recoil is worse, too, some of them say.
    OK. Here goes. I have found that a layer of Saran wrap around the grip makes the thing slip right out. It may as well be an ivory handle. Elegant and simple. It may look tacky (pun intended) but who cares? After all, it's concealed. Right? I take it off when I'm to the range, and reinstall it again later.
    If anyone out there knows a better solution, I'd like to hear it.
    No reason to laugh at you. I can see how that Hogue Tamer Grip could be a problem for pocket carry. Have you thought about buying some wooden grips?
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    If it works for you is what counts. I haven't had a problem with my LCR in the pocket but, I have done some unconventional things when concealing my carry gear.

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    Yes, and this is something everyone might be interested in. I ordered Eagle Grip's rosewood. Beautiful thing, but it is about 1/8 inch short of the trigger guard. This keeps me from getting a comfortable grip. They will send me a refund. Gosh, those grips sure are pretty. Some people think it's like putting lipstick on a pig, but these are probably the same people who don't like "tupperware guns."

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    You can buy the Bantum Boot grip right from Ruger for $30.
    The sides of the grip are hard plastic so they don't stick in your pocket.
    The grip is also shorter so it is a better fit in the pocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haywood View Post
    If it works for you is what counts. I haven't had a problem with my LCR in the pocket but, I have done some unconventional things when concealing my carry gear.
    As long as it doesn't require lubrication, I am with this statement. One does what they have to.
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    I have the Eagle FBI grips on my Ruger KLCR .357mag and really like them. The grips fit my hand just right, and are comfortable even when shooting .357mag loads (I carry the CorBon DPX 110gr. .357mag-slightly less recoil). In fact, yesterday I shot a box of .38spl 147gr reloads (50rds) I got from my LGS, then 20rds of Winchester PDX-1 .38spl+P (another carry load when the CorBon are unavailable), then 20rds of the CorBon DPX 110gr, without any hand pain afterwards at all-fine today also. The Eagle grips seem to handle recoil very well-for me. They sure do make the Ruger look nice too. Take care and be safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 44hooter View Post
    I am gonna get laughed at, but here goes.
    I bought my Ruger LCR (in 38 sp) for the purpose of pocket carry only. So the Sticky style holster works great up to a point, easily covering even the LCR's big trigger guard; but the tacky rubbery grip rubs on my pants, so I have to be very careful exactly how I slip by fingers around it when I draw it out. If I don't do it perfectly, it hangs up a little. I have heard others complain about the same thing.
    I thought about getting the smoother bantam grip, but people say it is so short that it tends to jump around with rapid firing; and the felt recoil is worse, too, some of them say.
    OK. Here goes. I have found that a layer of Saran wrap around the grip makes the thing slip right out. It may as well be an ivory handle. Elegant and simple. It may look tacky (pun intended) but who cares? After all, it's concealed. Right? I take it off when I'm to the range, and reinstall it again later.
    If anyone out there knows a better solution, I'd like to hear it.
    The only possible problem I see is the saran wrap wadding up in your pocket and getting wedged between the cylinder and frame. That could be a very bad situation. Good luck!
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    I have the CT lasergrips, no issues coming out of the pocket.
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    I like the bantam grip for concealment but not with hot loads. The saran wrap isn't a bad idea. In a pinch you could use it to take home that last piece of green jello salad from the dinner party.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWO GUNS View Post
    You can buy the Bantum Boot grip right from Ruger for $30.
    The sides of the grip are hard plastic so they don't stick in your pocket.
    The grip is also shorter so it is a better fit in the pocket.
    I used that grip for a good while, but I've now switched back to the standard Tamer. The boot grip IS excellent for pocket carry, making it much easier to draw and harder to print, but I just never felt that I got a good enough grip while shooting. Not that I couldn't hit with it, just that I felt like I was fighting the gun to do it. The standard grip is much better for shooting.

    I think the saran-wrap idea is worth a shot. Just make sure it's very tight so it doesn't bunch up or start peeling off.

    On a related note, I can't figure out why there aren't more grip designs available for the LCR. It's an extremely popular carry gun, yet I've found only four grips: the standard, the Tamer boot, CT laser grips, and the Secret Service grips. Maybe there are more out there, but I would think there'd be a ton of options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwell97 View Post
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    On a related note, I can't figure out why there aren't more grip designs available for the LCR. It's an extremely popular carry gun, yet I've found only four grips: the standard, the Tamer boot, CT laser grips, and the Secret Service grips. Maybe there are more out there, but I would think there'd be a ton of options.
    I could not have predicted that every wood worker and plastic molder in the country would not have introduced their own custom LCR grip by now.

    I don't get it either.
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    I bought Ruger's boot grip for mine and I like it a lot. The smaller size is no worse than a boot grip on a J-frame, I've had no problems with it.
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