First time at the range with the Ruger LCR

First time at the range with the Ruger LCR

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    First time at the range with the Ruger LCR

    Just got back from the range. It was the first time I shot my three day old Ruger LCR. I put 100 rounds of wad cutters down range. I have to say, this gun is amazing! The recoil, while not non-existent, is not terrible. The trigger is very smooth and extremely easy to find the break point (almost like shooting single action). The sight radius is terrific. I was able to keep a 2.5" group at 35'. I shot a S&W 642 a week or so ago and I can honestly say, the Ruger beats it hands down in every aspect (and I'm a die hard S&W guy).


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    keep an eye out for gas burning in the frame. Some it seems don't fit as tight as they should and the frame will melt from the pressure. I've read about a couple LCR's that this happened to and I know Ruger replaced one but no recall that i know of as yet. I've also read of alot of pleased owners with no problem in that area.
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    I held one in the store the other day. It did seem to have a nice trigger and feels lighter than my 642 but the grip/frame combination made if feel larger than the 642 and the LOP was a tad larger. Not sure if I could like it or not. I can't say that I like how it looks but it may be one of those guns that grows on you and after awhile you might think it's beautiful. I'd love to fire one sometime!

    Glad you enjoyed yours!!!

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    Congrats! Keep us posted. This is a gun that is on my radar as a strong possibility in the future. Just as long as they stand the test of time.

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    Nice to hear you like your LCR...to me they look like just like my P-3AT...shoot about the same, and cost a little more, but we all have our favorites.

    Stay armed...enjoy that LCR...stay safe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skot View Post
    Congrats! Keep us posted. This is a gun that is on my radar as a strong possibility in the future. Just as long as they stand the test of time.
    +1... on my lookout list too
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    Wow, I'm actually surprised they haven't recalled it yet. Maybe I'm to premature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Nice to hear you like your LCR...to me they look like just like my P-3AT...shoot about the same, and cost a little more, but we all have our favorites.

    Stay armed...enjoy that LCR...stay safe!
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    The LCR still has a very long way to go before it can be mentioned in the same breath with the J frames. Lets see how they are holding up in a year or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pirate View Post
    The LCR still has a very long way to go before it can be mentioned in the same breath with the J frames. Lets see how they are holding up in a year or so.
    I'm not so sure about that...

    I had a few .38 rounds to get rid of from having a S&W 642, now sold. Went to the range after work today to rent a .38 to burn off these last rounds and lo and behold they had an LCR for rent!

    I grabbed that and have to say I'm VERY impressed with this little snubbie. The trigger was wide and had very similar feel like a Kahr or my P239 DAK; smooth and not too heavy. It made that S&W trigger feel like a 100lb pull.

    The recoil didn't seem as harsh as my 642 and it felt very well made overall. All in all, I have to say I thought Ruger did a very good job and they are going to sell a bazillion!

    I may have to get one to go along with my LCP now...

    Dang! Why did I have to go sell off my 1,000 rounds of .38? I may have to start all over again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EW3 View Post
    I'm not so sure about that...

    I had a few .38 rounds to get rid of from having a S&W 642, now sold. Went to the range after work today to rent a .38 to burn off these last rounds and lo and behold they had an LCR for rent!

    I grabbed that and have to say I'm VERY impressed with this little snubbie. The trigger was wide and had very similar feel like a Kahr or my P239 DAK; smooth and not too heavy. It made that S&W trigger feel like a 100lb pull.

    The recoil didn't seem as harsh as my 642 and it felt very well made overall. All in all, I have to say I thought Ruger did a very good job and they are going to sell a bazillion!

    I may have to get one to go along with my LCP now...

    Dang! Why did I have to go sell off my 1,000 rounds of .38? I may have to start all over again.
    It still has to prove its self not only as a new workable design but as a reliable time tested CCW weapon. It takes many years to build the solid rep for reliability the J frames enjoy. I certainly am glad Ruger is producing this gun because compitition is good in this segment but the little Ruger has its work cut out for it and only time will tell.
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    I agree with several points here. Mainly in saying that the LCR has not been around long enough to really compare it with the J-frame S&W the ruger will still have to stand the test of time. I am waiting myself to see if they do a recall on this gun. I would not be shocked if we hear about one in the near future.
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    I plan on being on of those bazillion purchasers of the LCR, thanks for the report....
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    I was initially skeptical of jumping right in with the LCR but did so for my daughter. It is a really nice shooting snubby. We have about 120 rounds through it so far and no issues. At some point you have to trust the manufacturer to stand behind their product which is what I have done.

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    Come on guys...I like anyone else, loves new technology, and love a American Company stepping out to make something new.,...but it is less than one year, let them prove themselves before we "bet our life" on their product....I am shocked that anyone would jump on the bandwagon befopre some history before betting our life on their product....geez!!!!!
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