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Yesterday I concluded my search for an EDC snubbie when I grabbed a .38 LCR from my LGS. They just got them in and they were asking $100 under MSRP. I shot it at the local range last night and really enjoyed it. Very manageable for its size and weight. I carried it all day today and absolutely loved it. I have been carrying a full size 9mm since I got my CCW, so it was nice to shave 3/4 pound from my belt. It is a very comfortable carry gun.

In case you can't tell, I'm pretty happy with it!
 

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Congrats on the new gun! I've been thinking about grabbing one too. What holster are you using/plan to use with the LCR?
 

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I've been carrying my LCR .38 special for about a month now and I love it. Joy to carry and a joy to shoot.

Using a leather IWB holster from Talon Training. They make an LCR specific holster.

H&K speed loader in my pocket for a reload. I'd like to try speed strips, once I find some.

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Congrats on the new gun! I've been thinking about grabbing one too. What holster are you using/plan to use with the LCR?
I'm just using a nylon BlackHawk! right now. I am thinking about getting a pocket holster (Sticky, maybe?) and a mini hybrid (Foxx or Theis) in the future.
 

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The LCR is a great gun and I think it is more comfortable to shoot than a J frame. Take a look at Remora Holsters # 8RCH fits the LCR. Enjoy your Ruger.
 

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I too love my LCR. Welcome to the club!
 

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Glad your liking your LCR. I'm using a IWB by talon training group that works out pretty well, also a #4 uncle mikes pocket holster on occasion. I have found that a speed strip is more comfortable in my pocket than a speed loader
 

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Great buy !!!! I got my lcr last week but finding a holster that fits with the lasermax centerfire is proving to be a challenge
 

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Good choice! :smile: I have been debating on getting either a LCR or S&W J-frame for the wife who recently got her CWP (of course I may have to borrow it:biggrin2:).
 

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Great buy !!!! I got my lcr last week but finding a holster that fits with the lasermax centerfire is proving to be a challenge
Little Foxx IWB, love mine so far. Much smaller than the standard hybrid gang that overwhelms this little gun.
 

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Good choice! :smile: I have been debating on getting either a LCR or S&W J-frame for the wife who recently got her CWP (of course I may have to borrow it:biggrin2:).
One of the reasons I went with the LCR was to get a wife-freindly gun since she does not like my big 9. The LCR is supposed to have lower recoil than the Smiths due to the polymer and specially designed Hogue grips. When I shot it recoil was still noticeable, but very manageable for such a small/light gun. I would have no problem putting 100 rounds through it at the range.
 

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I wish i had the money to buy one in every caliber offered. They do seem highly reliable (and wife friendly).
 

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I sold my J-frame many years ago. I'm seriously considering an LCR to "replace" it.
 

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I switched to an LCR as my EDC back in December. I shot it regularly and had about 300 rounds through it up to about three weeks ago - and then, with one round left in the third cylinder full of the day, the gun went 'click' instead of 'bang'. It locked up solid, and I had to take it completely apart to get that last live round out. As I took it apart, the transfer bar fell out - in two pieces. Next day I called Ruger, and I've got to say they are absolutely first class on customer support. Told the rep what had happened, what I had to do to get the live round out, and she sent me a UPS label within 20 minutes. Off it went, and exactly 10 days from the time I dropped it off at the UPS store I had it back. New transfer bar, and a new cylinder release spring. Do not know if the spring was related to the breakage, but I've had it back to the range twice and it seems to function just fine. I'm a bit nervous about the problem, but I'm not going to swap it out for a different EDC just yet. I really like the gun, and I'm hoping I don't have any further issues with it.
 
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My wife replaced her SIG P238 Blackwood with a LCR-CT .38 cal. and loves it. My oldest daughter is now the proud owner of the SIG.
 
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Fine choice! Congrats !
 

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Great choice. I sold off my S&W snubbies to buy a pair of LCR's. Much better trigger out of the box and I have been shooting snub noses for over 40 years. There is a difference between someone liking a trigger because that is what they are used to and liking it because it is better. :) If I may suggest, try some Remington Golden Saber 38 spl +P. Mild recoil and I have seen it outperform the Speer Gold Dots in ballistic gel several times. However, the Gold Dots are a good load also and you cannot go wrong with them either. I just prefer the lower recoil of the Sabers. Many will say it is an old design but it has improved and it still works reliably. I put a pair of Crimson Trace laser grips on mine, the short grip version, not the longer ones. This makes it easier to pocket carry and still provides a very comfortable recoil absorbing grip. Most times I do not even have my laser in the on position but I just love the grips.
 

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I have the LCR in .357 mag. Great carry gun and very accurate. I carry in front pocket or in a Bays Leather IWB holster.
 
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