I’m considering getting one of these. Does anyone have any experience with them?
Had one, but personal opinion led me away from it: revolvers aren’t meant for moon clips. Give a .38/.357 all day long in a revolver. Willing to try a .327, too. But for 9mm I’ll tick to autos.
Mine was very manageable, and totally reliable, but having to worry about bending moon clips, or carving out single shells, i just decided to get rid of it. Overall, it was a nice pistol.
Just my 2¢
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I had an LCR (not LCRx) in 9mm.
I could not find any ammunition that worked right in it.
Problem was, the last one or two rounds in the cylinder, the bullet walked forward in the case.
This happened with cheap range junk like Winchester White Box and Federal. It happened with "quality" ammunition like Speer Gold Dot.
It happened with my reloads, even with the crimp die cranked down pretty far.
I was not able to find any ammunition that worked!
One of the Federal loads did more than have the bullet walk forward a bit -- after firing four of the five rounds in the cylinder I opened the cylinder to remove the fifth round and measure the OAL. When I opened the cylinder, the bullet from this round fell out, followed by a bunch of powder, leaving an empty case in the cylinder.
Before you buy one, download the owners' manual from the Ruger website and look at the caution note, re the problem of bullets walking forward.
I sold the revolver to a SIGforum member, with full disclosure of the problem, a few years ago. I have not heard anything from him, so it's possible that he found a solution to the problem, or maybe he tried a brand of ammunition that I had not tried, and it worked.
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Get the LCR x in 327 Federal Magnum instead.
More versatile , and less finaggling with moon clips and such.
I had one 9mm revolver that used moon clips, never again.
Rather have a Charter Arms 9mm revolver that doesn't need moonclips if I were to get another 9mm revolver.
I was also kicking around getting one. Y’all scared me off.
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Have you considered it in 327 instead?
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Problem solved, right there.
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I am kinda in the same boat. I know it doesn't make a lot of sense, but I really want a 9mm revolver, specifically a SP101 or Six-series in 9mm. Other things have taken precedence, but I keep coming back to the idea. Reading this thread makes me think it might be a better idea to go with the Blackhawk convertible...
I have one in .38 spl. It kicks like a mule even with low-recoil ammo. If you must have one, I would go for the .327 as it has a wide variety of calibers it will shoot, some with low recoil.
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For something that will be significantly more durable and pleasant to shoot due to the extra weight and stainless steel construction, check out the SP101 in 9mm. They are currently available at some good prices.
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I had one; last two rounds in cylinder would have bullets walk forward of the case. Recoil was horrible I had to load my normal .3.7 Titegroup down to 3.0 for recoil to be tolerable
I've got 720 rounds through mine with no problems. I've shot mainly Fiocchi 115 grain and Blazer Brass, Speer Lawman and American Eagle in 124 grain.
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