Thread: Ruger 38 or 357
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Old September 10, 2021, 05:22 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by KyJim View Post
To the OP:

The .38 LCR has an aluminum cylinder and weighs 13.5 ounces while the .357 has a steel cylinder and weighs 21.3 ounces. So, does the extra weight mean anything to you? If not, I would go with the .357. BTW, as you know, the 9mm also has a steel cylinder, but weighs only 17.4 ounces. I really like mine.
I believe the difference is in the frame material, not the cylinder. No way an aluminum cylinder could work.
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