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Old 10-09-2012, 03:04 PM   #1
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Default Ruger LCR: is it just me or what?

I have many pistols, and even a couple of pocket pistols. I shoot 357 in a snubby without issues.

I have the Ruger LCR with the 38 caliber capability. I don't know why, but this hurts to shoot. Is it just me? I have a new set of third party grips being sent to me by Eagle Grips. I hope this works. I should have opted for a 357 Magnum.

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Old 10-10-2012, 07:28 PM   #2
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I have many pistols, and even a couple of pocket pistols. I shoot 357 in a snubby without issues.

I have the Ruger LCR with the 38 caliber capability. I don't know why, but this hurts to shoot. Is it just me? I have a new set of third party grips being sent to me by Eagle Grips. I hope this works. I should have opted for a 357 Magnum.
No you are right the .38 LCR is a bit of punch I shot over 50 rounds In one yesterday and my hand did have a work out but my advise keep shooting it gets way better..
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:47 PM   #3
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are you shooting full powder loads?

I was shooting reloads with my wifes, and the "lower" 38s were find, but the full powder "hot" loads, it will keep you on your toes. I shot a "hot" load out of my LCR 357, and it just planed sucked after the 5 rounds lol

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I actually prefer shooting my LCR .38 + P, over some S&W J frames I have owned in the past. I have the Hogue grip that comes stock on it, the CTC model looked like it could be uncomfortable. I also bought the Hogue Bantom boot grip for the LCR. I wouldn't recommend it. It is slippery and is a shorter grip. I shot with it once and the gun almost flew out of my hands.

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Old 10-11-2012, 02:37 AM   #5
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Yo Guys, The LCR is a super light weight revolver (i.e.polymer frame) and that is one of the trade offs to light weight, increased recoil. I had an LCR for about a month and sold it for this very reason. I bought it for the wife but after shooting it myself I knew she would not tolerate the recoil very long, so out the door it went. I loved that little revolver though. It had the best 5 shot revolver trigger of any I've tried.

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Old 10-11-2012, 02:56 AM   #6
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40cal is right. It did have a really nice trigger for a DAO. It was easy to "cock it" and get the cylinder to turn, but not drop the hammer. I miss that revolver.

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Old 10-11-2012, 10:25 PM   #7
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I have a KelTec P3AT and it kicks the heck out of my hand. Small light weight gun. I can only put a box through it before my hand gets really uncomfortable. That said it's a GREAT little pocket gun.

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I've shot about 2k rounds out of my LCR. I retired my old S&W 442 because it was so much more comfortable to shoot

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Old 10-17-2012, 01:50 AM   #9
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Recoil is not so much the issue with respect to control. It's more of the force I experience from shooting 100 rounds of Plus P 38 ammo.

I just acquired the Eagle Grips Special Agent which are great but the pain still exists. It's a 13 oz gun and I realize the recoil issue. I'll likely trade or sell the LCR. I just bought a Smith and Wesson Performance Center Model 586 L-Comp 7 round 357 Magnum.

The LCR may be great for those with small or average sized hands. I'll stick to my larger framed firearms.

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The factory Hogue LCR grips are going to be your least punishing grips.
I heard the X frame Smith grips will fit the K/L frames. They have very soft rubber and an air pocket right behind the recoil shoulder. I haven't tried to switch out on my guns to test. My 500 hurts a lot less than my 629 3" with wood grips.

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