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My new Ruger LCR

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by kcwater, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. kcwater

    kcwater Loaded Pockets

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    Just got my first gun: the Ruger LCR. I took a NRA handgun class recently, and after shooting a large variety I decided I really like the advantages of wheel guns. I live in a rural area, and I don't think I need a 15+ round capacity as a carry gun. I love the simplicity and reliability of revolvers. I also ordered a S&W 317 as a practice gun to hone my skills. It's a similar size and weight to the LCR, and the 317 would also make a great trail gun for when I go hiking / backpacking. The 8-round capacity is also a nice plus. They actually had a 317 in-stock at the store, but S&W says not to dry fire the .22 revolvers, and I know the one in the case had been dry-fired at least 100 times too many. So I had them order a fresh one directly from Smith.

    But back to the LCR; I love it. I think it has a cool look and feel, and although the Hogue grip isn't too long, it fits my hand perfectly for a small J-frame. I also purchased a Pelican 1120 case for when I throw it on the boat, or have it in a less than hospitable environment. I slid in a silica gel desiccant on the left side to prevent corrosion (even though it shouldn't really be a problem with this gun, the ammo could corrode in an airtight case).

    [img width=640 height=480]http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv34/kcwater/photo3.jpg[/img]

    [img width=640 height=480]http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv34/kcwater/photo.jpg[/img]
     
  2. solocanoe

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    congrats! kcwater! you are gonna love it, I bet! :roof:

    great choice too! snubs "just work"....the 317 is nice - like others I lament ever getting rid of mine...why DID i do that? uh well.... :shrug:

    I still own/shoot/love my Glock23 that is over 10 yrs old...but like you, I'm a wheel gun guy -
    I like mine with concealed hammers (have the 642 and the 442) amoung a few others 'wheelies'-
    traded in/sold off all my autopistols other than the G23.

    your mod of the case is cool, too.

    I didn't like the Hogue grip for concealed carry - and I knew I wanted a laser anyway...so I got the CT grips. love 'em.
    you gotta like that trigger, too, huh? (no stacking, super smooth)

    here's mine with the CT grips:
    [img width=640 height=480]http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r115/fsmh3/RugerLCR.jpg[/img]
     
  3. kcwater

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    I was back and forth about the crimson trace. I couldn't find a place that had one in stock on a J-frame for me to hold. I know the CT grip is a little longer and slimmer than the Hogue, which might be nice, but I opted to apply that $200 towards another gun. It's an easy swap, so I may order one down the road. And yes, the trigger is one of the best features on the gun. I like it a lot better than the S&W j-frames I've shot.
     
  4. sanddragger28

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    Nice wheel gun looks very cool but has to much plastic what is that??
     
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    Good choice. Ruger = reliable. Have had a SP101 for 5+ years w/o an issue. There's just something cool about a spurless pocket wheel gun. Be safe and enjoy it.
     
  6. kcwater

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    Thanks. I like my LCR so much I bought an sp101 the other day. I wanted something a little bigger as a home defense/ general purpose revolver. I also wanted a hammer for single action shooting, and I opted for the longer barrel since it's not gonna be my carry gun.

    My dad has a s&w model 60 which is almost identical to the sp101 but it comes with a hi-viz sight and a higher price tag. The Ruger grip fits my hand better than the 60 and it was definitely a better value.