During that time I only had the opportunity to dry fire it perhaps a couple hundred times
You broke it....
$399 for a lcr in 38? I saw them in 357 for $399 at the gun show this summer.
I own a LCR in 22lr and I really enjoy it, round count is around 550 or so.
SHTF vs TEOTWAWKI you ask? SHTF, just some crap on the ceiling and walls, TEOTWAWKI end of the world as we know it. Orignally made by 9mm/®™©