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 ...
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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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.
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."
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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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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I have the CT lasergrips, no issues coming out of the pocket.
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.
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.
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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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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