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My needs are for a suitable second gun for ccw, and
a hideout gun for keeping readily around me in the
house, should I not be able to reach my CZs.


I usually don't like revolvers, but really can't find a small auto that
I like.

My mind is dead set against a .22 for power, a .380 for
ammo supply, and that leaves a .32.

A caliber that I've never shot before, and the Guardian
pistols that I like in that caliber seem to have a spotty
rep.

The same can be said for the Walther PPK in .32 ala
S&W that don't seem to be for sale anywhere, or
are now under recall notice.


However, I was very pleased with the Ruger LCR that I
handled a couple of weeks ago.

Light, a big plus. I've owned a couple SP-01s and found them to be too big and heavy for pocket or ankle carry.

The grip fit me very well.

Power:5-shots of the heavier .38 Special +P gives me much more
power than any .32 ACP.

A dreamy double action that really didn't seem long for me.

Unlike the J frames, the Ruger doesn't pinch my finger during the
stroke.


So, post your LCR pics and tell me that it is horrible to own.
And not so very sweet as I found to be.

I count LCRs in my head every night, thinking of them nestled in
High Noon pocket holsters, and full of Hornady 110 grain 38 + P FTX.
 

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Here's my little one



It's wearing it's fancy clothes. Normally ust wears a Nemesis pocket holster.

I love mine, it's the first DAO revolver that I've been able to hit a target with. The trigger on it is way smoother and lighter than any other snubbie I've tried.
 

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My wife wants to get her carry permit and decided that the LCR fit her hand just right. I found one with the CT laser grip for a pretty good price from the LGS, so I grabbed it up. It feels really smooth just dry firing. I'm really looking forward to getting it to the range for some breakin time.

 

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My wife loves her LCR.


I like hers so much that I am going to be getting my own LCR next.
 

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very nice....
 

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Handled one of these for the first time at Scheels about a week ago. The trigger on this gun is amazing. Smoothest revolver trigger I've ever felt. My wife currently carries a S&W642 that we're seriously considering replacing with an LCR due to the much easier trigger. Just gotta find one with the CT grips for a good price.
 

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They should be even better with the XS tritium front sight.
 

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Clarkston,

Have you got a chance to shoot one yet? I read
on another board about a retired LEO buying one
and then felt it was a mistake due to the felt recoil.
 

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I want one, too. And an AR15. And a second AR15. And 'nuther LCP. And more accessories for my shotgun. And a Kimber. And more 1911 mags. And a Stoeger Coach gun. And lot's of ammo. And more ammo. And more guns. And more money. Sigh **
 

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Clarkston,

Have you got a chance to shoot one yet? I read
on another board about a retired LEO buying one
and then felt it was a mistake due to the felt recoil.
You just have to love a good 2nd hand rumor. :image035:

Seriously, I read that same thread and even posted my opinion there as well. I had to say that if my 110 pound wife can comfortably shoot the LCR, then anyone can. I really think that our good LEO friend just had a beef with Ruger's new abomination and wanted to push everyone back into the S&W J-frame camp.

I have owned J-frame Airweights and I have to say that the Ruger LCR has noticeably less felt recoil. The heavier all-steel Colt and Smith J-frames can have even less felt recoil, but what needs to be compared here are the ultra light J's... Ruger wins.
 

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I had a 342 for a fw weeks. The recoil from the first 4 rounds didn't bother me that much, but the fith round firing and the gun locking up on me was enough to say BYE to S&Ws with the lock.

now I'm eager to see how the Ruger LCR performs.

Might be a while as Christmas funding will be stealing from the gun savings.

I appreciate all the responses.
 

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I just posted this pic in another thread and I thought the message and picture would work just as well here.

A good army buddy of mine once told me, "Nothing tells a bad guy that you're serious, like staring down bullets in a cylinder". I especially like the highly reflective silver depressions in Gold Dots.



This is what the business end of the LCR looks like!
 

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My wife bought an lcr for her carry gun and she loves it, especially the smooth trigger. Theres no reason not to own one for a cc or backup. As to recoil, it does have noticeable recoil with +p's but my
5'3" wife has no trouble handling it. It is a very nice snubby.
 

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So, is there anything bad that anyone can mention about it? I too am interested in one for my g/f (or maybe myself.)

Also, first hand experiences please. Not "my cousin's brother's uncle's college roommate said..."
 

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this is nice....i wonder how it compares to the S&W 642 AIRWEIGHT?
 
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