LCR .357 + boot grip + Max Tuck (White Hat Holsters)

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    LCR .357 + boot grip + Max Tuck (White Hat Holsters)

    Max Tuck
    I have been using my new Max Tuck with LCR .357 at 4 o'clock for about a week and am impressed. Seems very well made and comes close to vanishing, even under a t-shirt—unless I bend over. Bending over drags the shirt up a little and creates an opening between the end of the grip and my back, and the shirt tends to get grabbed by this as I straighten. (I know, I know, never bend over, but, I have a two-year old.) I find that, the higher I wear the rig, the less this "catching" happens.

    A caution: the "Chicago style" screws (for the Kydex and the belt clips) aren't kept from loosening by anything other than tension against a rubber washer, so make sure you tighten them up and double check them periodically. I guess that is one advantage of the Crossbreed style that bite into the leather.

    The only other IWB rig I've ever used was a Don Hume clip-on, so I can't compare the Max Tuck to anything similar (the Max Tuck definitely beats the DH, though, which sometimes seemed to want to come along with the gun when I drew and once worked itself loose from the belt on its own ). The finish on the Max Tuck's horsehide has already taken quite a beating from holstering/drawing, but I assume that's par for the course.

    I got good customer service from the company as well.

    Boot Grip
    The "catching" I mentioned above (i.e., of shirt on grip, when I bent over) seemed to be exacerbated by the stickiness of the Hogue Tamer, which was one reason I was excited to try my new Hogue Boot grip when UPS rang the doorbell yesterday. The slick, hard plastic of the Boot grip definitely grabs my shirt a little less, but then that makes me worry a little about how well I'll be able to hold onto that (also much smaller) grip in a sweaty or fast-developing situation. (With the Max Tuck, there is an added complication: because I opted not to get the combat cut, I tend to need to do a little "twitch" after drawing to seat the grip just right in my hand; this makes me especially nervous about losing control of it with the Boot grip. However, I can always solve this problem by making the combat grip cut myself. I do like that, if I'd ordered it this way from White Hat, it would not have cost extra.)

    I have yet to try shooting with the Boot grip; I'll update after my next range trip.

    The Boot grip also disappears much better with a pocket holster, I find. The end of the Tamer grip is longer and blockier than the Boot grip, so the Boot grip is a big improvement in that department. Still, I cannot emphasize enough: the Boot grip is hard, slick plastic, like, say, a remote control. It does have strips of sticky rubber on the back and front, but the overall texture is very different from the Tamer.

    LCR .357
    Had this about a year now, and I love it. Nice weight, great shooter, even with—yes, even with .357 rounds. Seriously. Based on other threads I have read, people will respond to this observation with comments like "ouch." This is how you can identify someone who has never shot .357s through an LCR. I'm not saying I would want to do it all day, but it bears no relation to other "lightweight" .357 snubbies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishmael View Post
    Max Tuck
    I have been using my new Max Tuck with LCR .357 at 4 o'clock for about a week and am impressed. Seems very well made and comes close to vanishing, even under a t-shirt—unless I bend over. Bending over drags the shirt up a little and creates an opening between the end of the grip and my back, and the shirt tends to get grabbed by this as I straighten. (I know, I know, never bend over, but, I have a two-year old.) I find that, the higher I wear the rig, the less this "catching" happens.

    A caution: the "Chicago style" screws (for the Kydex and the belt clips) aren't kept from loosening by anything other than tension against a rubber washer, so make sure you tighten them up and double check them periodically. I guess that is one advantage of the Crossbreed style that bite into the leather.

    The only other IWB rig I've ever used was a Don Hume clip-on, so I can't compare the Max Tuck to anything similar (the Max Tuck definitely beats the DH, though, which sometimes seemed to want to come along with the gun when I drew and once worked itself loose from the belt on its own ). The finish on the Max Tuck's horsehide has already taken quite a beating from holstering/drawing, but I assume that's par for the course.

    I got good customer service from the company as well.

    Boot Grip
    The "catching" I mentioned above (i.e., of shirt on grip, when I bent over) seemed to be exacerbated by the stickiness of the Hogue Tamer, which was one reason I was excited to try my new Hogue Boot grip when UPS rang the doorbell yesterday. The slick, hard plastic of the Boot grip definitely grabs my shirt a little less, but then that makes me worry a little about how well I'll be able to hold onto that (also much smaller) grip in a sweaty or fast-developing situation. (With the Max Tuck, there is an added complication: because I opted not to get the combat cut, I tend to need to do a little "twitch" after drawing to seat the grip just right in my hand; this makes me especially nervous about losing control of it with the Boot grip. However, I can always solve this problem by making the combat grip cut myself. I do like that, if I'd ordered it this way from White Hat, it would not have cost extra.)

    I have yet to try shooting with the Boot grip; I'll update after my next range trip.

    The Boot grip also disappears much better with a pocket holster, I find. The end of the Tamer grip is longer and blockier than the Boot grip, so the Boot grip is a big improvement in that department. Still, I cannot emphasize enough: the Boot grip is hard, slick plastic, like, say, a remote control. It does have strips of sticky rubber on the back and front, but the overall texture is very different from the Tamer.

    LCR .357
    Had this about a year now, and I love it. Nice weight, great shooter, even with—yes, even with .357 rounds. Seriously. Based on other threads I have read, people will respond to this observation with comments like "ouch." This is how you can identify someone who has never shot .357s through an LCR. I'm not saying I would want to do it all day, but it bears no relation to other "lightweight" .357 snubbies.
    I tested the boot grip and have no issues with .357 magnum rounds. You shouldn't have any issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishmael View Post
    ... This is how you can identify someone who has never shot .357s through an LCR. I'm not saying I would want to do it all day, but it bears no relation to other "lightweight" .357 snubbies.
    Trouble is, having shot .357 Mag from a light weight frame, I never want to do it again. Also, even when using the special powder SD rounds, you loose a lot out of such a small barrel that the difference between .38+P andf .357 Mag from a snub does not make up for the 2nd shot follow-up.

    This is the first I've ever heard that the LCR is that much better on recoil then other lightweights. If I ever get a chance to shoot one with .357 mag, it is something to consider, but not something I would ever buy without testing for myself. .357 mags are fine out of most frames, but I never want to shoot a .357 mag fron a lightweight snub like a scandium revolver again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thanis View Post
    Also, even when using the special powder SD rounds, you loose a lot out of such a small barrel that the difference between .38+P andf .357 Mag from a snub does not make up for the 2nd shot follow-up.
    Indeed. I carry .38+p, and mainly bought the .357 for the added weight against even that recoil. But I enjoy letting off a handful of .357 rounds every range trip, too.

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    Today I tried the Boot Grips at the range. Didn't have room in the budget for a "just for fun" box of .357s today, but I didn't even remember I was supposed to be "testing" a new grip until after I was done, so I guess the test went pretty well. Handling and practicing drawing the LCR with the Boot Grips over the last week or so, I have gotten quite used to the new feel. Definitely glad I got these and would need a good reason to go back to the Tamer.

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    You might try a drop of lock tite on the screws when you have them set.

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    Pictures would be great, I have the LCR in .38.

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