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Yesterday I picked up my Ruger LCR .38 spcl. so I stopped off to the indoor range for a quick range session and some smile time. Where to start........

Initial impressions....... Man is this thing light. Initial holding made me glad I didnt get the .357 Mag. With a polymer subframe, the LCR .38 weighs in at a mere 14 oz unloaded. An asset for extended carry but not for long range sessions.... or so I thought. But more on that later. My LCR is a TALO distribution model, with Lasermax Centerfire laser and Hogue Tamer grips. The Grips are a bit larger than grips usually found on Snub nosed revolvers, but fil the hand nicely and give a good grip, even with two fingers. The grip is quite sticky, and concerns me that it may snag clothing when concealed but only time will tell. To achieve such an incredible light weight, the LCR has been trimmed down wherever possible. The Cylinder has been trimmed and scalloped, as has the areas surrounding the barrel. The familiar chunky appearance of many snubbies is not found here. I will admit it is a bit different in the lloks dept.

The Sights on the LCR consist of a ramp front sight that is pinned in place, and a rear notch in the channel of the top strap, no different than most other snub nosed revolvers out there. The sights are not the best, but are from the worst in my opinion. They were visible in most circumstances. The only difficulty I had was when trying to shoot against a black backdrop, not suprisingly. This is easily remedied by replacing the black ramp with a replacement... such as a fiber optic from Hi vis, or the 24/7 Bigdot from XSsights. I am planning on ordering a set of XS big dots soon.

At the range, I have to say I was more than impressed. I fired one cylinder just to get a feel for the LCR and found it to be quite surprising. The recoil was moderate, and the hogue rubber stocks soaked up a good deal of recoil, making it quite pleasant to shoot. After a quick cylinder, I reloaded and settled in for playtime. I started at 5 yds, putting 5 rounds into a group slightly larger than a deck of playing cards. I make no claims to be an amazing shot, but that works for me. Another cylinder, another group, this one slightly larger than the first. Both groups were fired at a slightly quick pace. I fired several more groups in this fashion, at 3, 5, and 7 yds with pleasant results.

So one thing that needs discussing is the trigger. I am no gun guru by anymeans. I have never designed one, built one or even considered it. But I have shot a lot of guns. The trigger on the LCR is a thing of beauty. It is the smoothest, lightest DOA trigger I have shot by far. It is long, but the smoothness and light weight more than make up for it. It is very easy to shoot the LCR accurately and quickly.

My LCR is also equipped with the Lasermax centerfire laser. Since I bought mine LNIB, it had everything needed except for the tool to adjust the laser.... However it was only off by two inches so I gave it a whirl any way. I was able to fire ten rounds into a very small group using the laser at 5 yds. As this will be a close range defense gun, I see no need to shoot much past 7 yds. I am still waiting on speed loaders and holsters, but once they arrive i will update this to reflect my thoughts on those as well.

All in all I think my LCR may be my new best friend. Its light, accurate and smells like gunpowder...just the way I like em.
 

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Great review. I have come to realize I'm not the biggest revolver fan, but I can see the need for the occasional pocket carry situation. My women has said she really likes the look of the LCR, pretty sure there is one in our future to fill the pocket carry need. I have dry fired one at the LGS, it is a VERY sweet trigger, even for double action.
 

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Geminis wood is pricey but after I got these I ordered them for my SP and my 642 they feel better than they look if thats possible
 

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Geminis wood is pricey but after I got these I ordered them for my SP and my 642 they feel better than they look if thats possible
Eagle grips makes some really nice wood ones for the LCR.... but yours make me drool lol
 
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