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Purchased it a couple years ago hoping my wife would dig it...she never took to it and ended up landing on a Glock 42. I figured I may as well put the Ruger to use, and find that it carries well and points VERY naturally for me.

I took it to the range just now so I could work it out and see if it's something I want to qualify with tomorrow to carry off-duty. I'd put a few rounds through it when I first got it, but never gave it a real workout. Man oh man...this little pistol is a shooter! Anecdotal evidence today, after 50 rounds alternating between slow and rapid fire at distances from 10 to 50 feet, says that I shoot this nearly as well, or actually as well, as my duty Glock 22 given a similar firing cadence. Amazing. All 50 rounds within 5", and the "flyers" were actually from fast shooting at 15', NOT from my slow-fire 50' shots. Super cool.

Granted, the LCR is a different tool and can't be expected to perform the same way as your typical semi-auto, but for a specific purpose (say, off-duty, backup, concealed carry, etc...), and with proper training time, this is one sweet pistol. Color me impressed.

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I had a S&W 442 maybe 10 years ago when I first got into shooting, but just couldn’t warm up to that 50 lb trigger pull.

Tried a LCR a few years after they came out and was really impressed by that buttery smooth trigger, overall a really nice little wheelgun.

Now you’ve REALLY got me itching to get one, but I’m leaning toward the .327 instead of .38


 
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Everybody has probably heard of the "carry lot, shoot little" gun. This one, and the earlier SP101, strike me as shooter's guns.
 
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I carry one when I walk the dogs. The first 2 chambers have snake shot, the next 3 serious Self Defense loads. I first got the 2" for the wife. She didn't like it, but carried it anyway. THEN I got the 3" for myself, and she decided it was OK, so now I have the 2".




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I tried to like the LCR, but I preferred the trigger reset on the S&W j frames. I did like the easy trigger pull though.
 
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Congrats! Great little revolver. We had one as a range rental. It must have had 6000 rounds through it the first year. Never got cleaned. Ran like a Timex. Accurate too.

After all the wind up J-frames fell apart or cracked their frames under the barrels (in under 2000 rounds), the LCR and SP101 were the only snubs we rented.

I hope to find a 357 version with the green laser at this summers gunshow. Regards 18DAI




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I carry one when I walk the dogs. The first 2 chambers have snake shot, the next 3 serious Self Defense loads. I first got the 2" for the wife. She didn't like it, but carried it anyway. THEN I got the 3" for myself, and she decided it was OK, so now I have the 2".


I was tempted to grab the 3" version a while back, before I really got to know the regular version. What's your take on the differences between the 3" and the regular LCR? Do they occupy the same space or have you found a place for each?


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Are there smaller grips available?


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Indeed, a great little revolver. A J-frame is a little smaller, but its snap made it more of a challenge for me to shoot consistently well. Plus I swear the S&W tries to HURT ME. Not nearly so with the LCR. For the 1 7/8" there's really no need to buy the heavier .357 version if all anyone is going to carry is .38SPC +P. Took a bit for the trigger on my example to smooth out but it's darn good these days.
 
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Are there smaller grips available?


There is a bantam grip for it:

Hogue Bantam Grip:



Stock Grip:



 
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