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I've ownend both and have to say that the LCR is lighter to carry, but the
SP-101 is
easier to shoot with hot 38+P, or with .357 Magnum ammo.

Having tried to pocket carry a LCR, even the Boot Grips didn't work out for me.

Even though they only hold 5-shots, I've often said that a reload as faster with
a 9mm or even .380 auto, but not by much.

Dumping the 5 spent casings and slapping in a speed-loader can be somewhat
faster than one would commonly believed.


I don't know if I can be called a Deep Roots revolver guy or not.

A person does have be concerned (to a degree) about a Glock or other auto discharging
when reholstering, but not so much with a DA revolver.

With my sedate lifestyle, I'm no longer tasked with apprehending felons..
so a simple leather pancake holster and 2 or 3 speed-loaders suits me fine for now.



However, as a fan of Kydex..I would like to see expand their holster line to accomodate both 2 and 3 inch SP-101 owners, but
know they are quite busy with their new Protos, and Protos-M holsters for semi-autos.

Please post your Ruger DAs for summer carry with carry/practice loads and holsters.
 

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a lcr in 327 mag is on my list if and when I get some more money at hand
 

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The 38SPL LCR is my EDC and my 9mm SP101 sometimes gets the carry nod.

clarkston_cz, how do you like the Pachamyr diamond grips compared to the stock SP101 grips.
 

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I pocket carry my wife's LCR 38 now and again. A tad bulky, yes, but I feel well protected with it. Would love a 3" SP-101 in 357 or 327
 

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I pocket carry my wife's LCR 38 now and again. A tad bulky, yes, but I feel well protected with it. Would love a 3" SP-101 in 357 or 327
What emr454 said. Exactly. :lolp: Exactly.
 

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I'm sure my 3" SP101 with hit the rotation sometime before first frost, but it's NOT a seasonal thing. I have a year-round affair with that compact-anvil of a j-frame! :biggrin2:
 

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My 2.25" SP gets a lot of carry in warmer months (a lot of colder months, too). It handles .357's real very comfortably (I have never shot a .38 in this revolver). I've looked at the LCR, but it just doesn't compare favorably to the SP in my opinion.
 

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Time of year has no bearing on what I carry.
Jeans and t-shirt, progressing to zip hooded to jacket with the seasons.
Carry Beretta PX4 9mm and Ruger SP101 .357mag year round.


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I pocket carry my LCR .327 with a spare speed strip and feel very well protected. The .327 round is very powerful you can definitely feel it in the recoil. My LCR .38 is a good pocket carry gun too.
 

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Hello.

Thanks for the replies.

As for the rubber grips, they fit my large-ish hands much better than the sotck grips
and really soak up recoil.

Other than some actual Crimson Trace laser grips in the overmolded rubber,,
Laser Sight for Ruger LG-303 Front Activation | Official Crimson Trace

these will be staying
until I can swing the $300 for the CTs.

That kind of money is a good chunk of a Ruger American in 9mm or .45 ACP..
or a Ruger Match Champion .357 Magnum.

Those are a couple guns on my list to get before 2017.
 

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I carry my LCR when walking the dog or if I need deep cover. My SP is hidden in my home for quick access. If I am going to carry 30 ozs, I will just stick to my DW ECO 1911.
 

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I bought the CT LG 415 green laser for my LCR 327 but it crapped out after about 25 rounds. I sent it back just waiting for the replacement to come. Initially I was not real comfortable with that grip over the stock Hogue grip but I need more time with the laser to really know.

Green Laser Sight for Ruger LCR/X | LG-415 | Official Crimson Trace
I have heard that the green lasers are more fragile and use up batteries more quickly than the reds. I like the combo of a green fiber optic front site and the smaller, red CT laser grip on my LCR. The red is plenty clear indoors and at night. In daylight, the green fiber optic gets brighter with the ambient light. I can pick it up visually really quickly.
 

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I have heard that the green lasers are more fragile and use up batteries more quickly than the reds. I like the combo of a green fiber optic front site and the smaller, red CT laser grip on my LCR. The red is plenty clear indoors and at night. In daylight, the green fiber optic gets brighter with the ambient light. I can pick it up visually really quickly.
Yes I have read where the green laser is a battery hog and not as durable. I was firing full load .327 rounds when it died. It seemed like the batt was dying as the laser got very dim. I bought new batteries but it still did not work. I'm thinking I should have bought the red defender series laser where the on off button is activated by your thumb. Are you saying your lcr has two lasers mounted on it??
 
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