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Old January 16, 2013, 10:08 AM   #1
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Ruger LCR, buy it?

I must say, the LCR has caught my eye.

I'm thinking it might be nice to get one in 22LR and one in 38 Special.

I even like the idea of 22 mag.

For those of you with LCR experience, what ya think, is it a buy?
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Old January 16, 2013, 10:30 AM   #2
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I have the .38version and the ,38/.357 version both really work great
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Old January 16, 2013, 10:46 AM   #3
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Have LCR .357 - like it real good. Have two J Frames - 360 and 637 - like the LCR best. The .357 with any .38 load is nice combo, 17 ounces is perfect weight. LCR absorbs recoil better. Trigger is sweet. Some cry about the reset, but I'm not one, pull trigger release, pull trigger release...None of the lightweights work with .357 for me, I guess I'm a lightweight.
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Old January 16, 2013, 10:50 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies guys!

Please cast your vote so I can keep track easier.

Keep it coming and thanks!
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Old January 16, 2013, 11:57 AM   #5
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I wear an LCR in .38 spl every day.

Someday, I may swap out the Hogue grip for a slimmer boot grip to make it easier to carry, but that's about it. It's already pretty easy to carry IBW and it shoots great.
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Old January 16, 2013, 02:57 PM   #6
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I reviewed the LCR in .22LR its a great gun. Its just rechambered for the smaller caliber and it was only a matter of time till the .22 Mag model was released. Honestly I love the .38 special trigger pull however the .22 version is very tough. I personally prefer an auto loader 9mm to a .38 special revolver.
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Old January 16, 2013, 06:26 PM   #7
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I have the 357 variety . . . I love it!
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Old January 16, 2013, 06:33 PM   #8
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I have the .38 LCR with the big dot sight.

The recoil is pretty strong, but that's to be expected for a gun this size.

It's small, light, and conceals almost anywhere. What's not to like?

I do wish I had gotten the 357 version just to have the option of a stronger round.
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Old January 16, 2013, 07:47 PM   #9
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I purchased the 22 a few weeks ago. The trigger pull is stout, but short.
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Old January 17, 2013, 11:04 AM   #10
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I have the 357 it's my EDC. The thing is amazingly accurate for a snubnose. It will shoot sub 2.5" groups at 20 yards and punish the 50 yard gong. The recoil is stout, so I carry with 38+Ps. I would buy the 357 over the 38 due to it being 3.5oz heavier to mitigate recoil. I am thinking about buying the 22 version next.
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Old January 17, 2013, 11:40 AM   #11
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Can anyone give me a direct comparison between the triggers on the LCR 38 vs. the 442/642?

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Old January 18, 2013, 09:55 PM   #12
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Have the 357 variety, thumbs up.
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Old January 18, 2013, 10:07 PM   #13
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I have the .357 version and really like it. This version gives you the option to also shoot .38's. I also have a S&W 642 and I like it but I like the LCR better. Looking at the new LCR .22MAG but I wish it was 7 shots like the S&W 351PD.

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Old January 19, 2013, 01:52 PM   #14
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I strongly considered the LCR but I ended up buying a 638. Not to bash the LCR but it's just ever so slightly bulkier and I wanted something truly pocketable. Also I already had two other Smiths, so just call me a Smith guy. YMMV and all that..
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Old January 20, 2013, 09:11 AM   #15
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My LCR357 Trigger seams smoother and lighter than my Three 442s, One 642, and One 37. I can also shoot the LCR a little more accurate.
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Old January 20, 2013, 10:41 AM   #16
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I keep hearing that Ruger did a great job with the LCR trigger.
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Old January 25, 2013, 10:54 AM   #17
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LCR 38

I like the trigger on my LCR 38
Now if I could only find ammo lol
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Old January 25, 2013, 11:16 AM   #18
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No shooting experience with the LCR I purchased last Saturday, but my very favorable first impression when they came out has been reinforced wlth being able to handle one much more.
I have a S&W Model 10 from the late 70's that has the sweetest D/A trigger pull out of the box that I have experienced. Until I got the LCR!
Unless there is a big differance in the 22 version's trigger, I don't understand the complaint on another post.
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Old January 27, 2013, 12:19 AM   #19
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The LCR probably has the best trigger out of a box that I have ever experienced. Very smooth.
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Old January 27, 2013, 12:38 AM   #20
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I shoot pocket revolvers a lot, so, I was excited to purchase an LCR last year to try it out.

The trigger seemed nice in the store, but was somewhat problematic for me on the range, because of the very long reset. There's a point where you bring your trigger finger forward and hear an audible click and think the trigger has reset, but it hasn't. Instead, the trigger must travel almost all the way out in order to reset.

Bottom line, in rapid fire, I tended to short stroke the LCR. I shot it side by side with my J-frame Smith, which does have a heavier trigger, but a shorter, more positive reset. I've never short stroked my J-frame, so I was alarmed. I could train around the issue with the Ruger, but since it's a non-issue for me with the Smith, I decide to sell the LCR.

Recoil was somewhat heavier in the Ruger, too, probably because of the lighter frame. I also found the LCR to be a lot bulkier than the J-frame, which can matter for pocket carry. I also had some trouble with sticky extraction on the LCR compared to the j-frame, but that was probably ammo related.

That said, I took a few new shooters to the range last week and they had a hard time pulling the trigger on my Smith. The LCR would probably have been a much better choice for them.

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Old January 27, 2013, 12:18 PM   #21
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I am also looking to get the 357. What holsters are being used to conceal carry?
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Old January 29, 2013, 03:08 AM   #22
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I carry 100 percent of the time when im off duty and the lcr is perfect. I use a desanti pocket holster and couldn't be happier. As far as the range report it does have some kick but isnt horrible and i love the trigger. It is also very accurate. Buy it!!!!!
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Old January 29, 2013, 03:24 AM   #23
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I got the 22lr version, do not care for it in 38/357 because there is trigger reset/slack, I have had it not reset and missed a chamber once or twice.
The 22lr does serve exellent trainning purpose for me on the DAO revolvers. Felt a 22mag at the gun shop, the trigger must be 3-5lbs more. Factory settings for 22lr is about 7.5lbs? mine came in about 7.5/8 very smooth!!!
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Old February 1, 2013, 01:06 AM   #24
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Strongly recommend getting the .357 over the .38--as easy to carry, MUCH nicer to shoot. Have heard the .22lr trigger pull is very heavy, but no personal knowledge, would want to make sure of that before getting one. They are advertising a .22 WMR version now also.
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Old February 1, 2013, 05:29 AM   #25
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Had a LCR 22, lots of problems. Factory said they would exchange for a new one, I requested a 38 version instead. Much better trigger feel, good to go so far.
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