Well, finally took another step of completion in the world of CC. Got myself my first snub nose.
Was torn between a S&W 442 or the Ruger LCR. After a few weeks of thinking, decided on the LCR, mostly for the ability swap out the front post for a visible tritium front sight from XS sights (although I haven't found one in stock anywhere online yet), and for the reviews of a slightly smoother trigger.
After fondling it for a day or two, I finally got it to the range a few weeks ago. Just ran a box of UMC 38 spl through it. Really pretty pleasant to shoot, a good bit nicer than I was expecting. The nice hogue rubber grip seems to help soak up some of the recoil. I didn't do too bad accuracy wise, but I had big plans to run this thing all the way out to 10-15 yards and still be able to hit bullseye's - that's going to take some practice, lol. Here's my first shots @ 4 yards, then some more @ 5 + 7 yards.
As I continued to shoot more, I noticed my shots walking up and to the right. Did some dry fires to help get back on track, but it seems easy for me to over squeeze the grip, kind of seems like I started to dig the bottom of my palm down into the grip and "heel" the shots up when anticipating the trigger break. Anyways, it was fun to shoot (at least with regular target loads)- a big positive for me with such a small and lite gun. I look forward to working with this gun, really had a good time shooting it, something that didn't happen my last outing with a revolver.
It fits well in the pocket with a cheap uncle mikes holster. The draw is easy enough, if I make sure to get a good, deep, full grip before pulling it out, and somehow the holster always stays in my pocket with this setup - really wasn't expecting that by looking at the holster.
It won't be getting a full time EDC status, I prefer a fighting size gun if I get to choose. But it will fill a role for a pocket gun when that's what I need.