I keep telling myself that I have enough guns, but the new LCRx in 357 is mighty tempting. Has anyone had any experience with the LCRx?
I've been avoiding the gun stores for more than a year, so I haven't looked at one. I have fairly large hands, so I'm sure it would be an issue for me, too. I like the idea of a compact 357 that I can put in my pocket when I go hiking, but I have to be able to hang on to it, too. Right now I'm carrying an SP101. It's a little heavy for pocket carry and it's not fun to shoot for any length of time. I guess it's probably as good a compromise on size and power that I'm going to find.Only in handling really, so I may be of no help whatsoever. I've found the LCRs to be even harder to grip and hold onto than most subcompact autos out there. I'm lucky to get a solid two-finger grip on the things, so I darn sure wouldn't want .357s going off in it.
You can get a Houge grip for that 1.87" snubbie just like the one for the 3" model i know I've got one and it works fine, no model number for the grip it just says made for LCR.With 4 LCRs under my belt, you'd think I'd know a bit about them.
I do know that .357 Magnum out of the snubbie was no fun.
My LCR in .327 Federal Magnum was decent with the Speer
loads, but downright brutal with the 100 grain practice ammo..
and any .327 or .32 H&R ammo I could find locally was
The new Ruger American Compact 9mm that I traded the .327
for is much nicer.
A 3 inch LCRx 357 with the longer barrel and grip might be a bit better.
However, I'd also like to see them offer the LCRx in 9mm in both the
1/78 and 3 inch barrels.
Other than an ankle holster (which never worked out for me anyhow)
I'd opt for the 3 incher.
As I have hard time pulling the trigger on a LCR or SP-101 these days..
the larger grip of the 3 inch LCRx might help me.
At least with the LCRx hammer, I could shoot single action on the
days that my fingers were swelled up and hurting.
Should I opt for the LCRX in 3 inch .357 Magnum, I'd practice with
38, 38+P and carry 158 (or heavier) .357 Magnum for the woods.
I'd consider carrying my grandfather's Blackhawk if I run with dogs when I draw my next bear tag. If it gets treed and the shot is good, I would feel confident with a .357 to the back of the head. After all, I carry a .357 as black bear backup.A friend of my father use to hunt black bears with a 357. His dogs would tree them and he would walk up and shoot them. He was great shot and pretty cool under pressure. I don't think that most hunters would consider a 357 as their first choice when hunting bear.
I had a blackhawk forty years ago and got rid of it when I got shipped overseas. I regret getting rid of that gun.I'd consider carrying my grandfather's Blackhawk if I run with dogs when I draw my next bear tag. If it gets treed and the shot is good, I would feel confident with a .357 to the back of the head. After all, I carry a .357 as black bear backup.