I was snub .38 shopping and handled the SP101 along side the LCR. While I appreciated the substantial build quality of the SP101, pocket carry left me feeling lopsided.
I was looking specifically for a .38 as shooting .357 out of a snub nose does not interest me in the least. The weight, feel, and price led me to go with the .38 LCR...which is in my pocket as I type
Don't get me wrong. I'm a Ruger guy, and I love the .357 platform. My all time favorite gun is my .357 Blackhawk. I still want to get a 3" SP101 in the near future to fill the gap between my LCR and my Blackhawk. Robust little tanks that they are.
But for the day to day, I adore my LCR.