A new Ruger LCR for me

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  1. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I went over to my local candy store on the way to work today and look what followed me home. I have been thinking about getting one and the owner told me that he had just gotten two of them in. I guess it was a pretty fair deal for $437 plus the Government's cut.
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  2. Old Guy

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    Nice revolver! I purchased one last month. It is a nice shooter and pretty accurate. Enjoy your purchase and stay safe.

    Armydad
  3. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    Yes it is accurate, I took it out in the back yard and fired it a little while ago. I am surprised how good of a trigger it has and how accurate it actually is. This picture is of 10 rounds at about 12 yards. 158 Grain Rainier bullet with 5.9 grains of Accurate #5.
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  4. delta13soultaker

    delta13soultaker New Member

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    Congrats on the new LCR, and thanks for the range report.

    Hows it feel compared to an Airweight or other J-frame?
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    LCR? Thats rugers new plastic revolver aint it?... I couldnt believe ruger goin 'glock' on a revolver, but after firing one myself they aint half bad. Id still preferr a steel one though... Good lookin gun moody...
  6. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I looked at the Airweight also. The weight of the Ruger seemed just a tiny bit less than the Smith. I would have guessed that the weights were within an ounce or two.

    I just looked up the weight of the S&W and found that it is 15 oz empty. I just weighed the LCR, it is 13.5 oz empty and 15.8 oz with all 5 cylinders loaded. I also picked up a Desantis "pocket" holster and you really can't tell it is in your pocket. I would have to say that so far I am happy with it!
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    delta13soultaker New Member

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    That sounds nice. I'm always looking for a lighter way to pack....especially this time of year.

    Nothing like a pound and a half of steel soaking sweat inside your waistband.:D
  8. big steve

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    Thats nice looking.
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    I think they look funny but if they catch on and the more you see in time that may pass. The important factor is that you are pleased with it and it performs to your expectations.

    Congratulation on your new acquisition.
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    I want one of those. Enjoy it.
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    I saw these as soon as I sold my LCP. I was gonna give Ruger awhile to work out all the kinks before I gave them any serious consideration. I hope it keeps you safe. Has there been any negative feedback on these?
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    Didn't like the LCP?
  13. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    ARB, I haven't heard of any problems, so far. The reviews I have read have all been very good.
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    It would misfire about half the time. I tried a couple different types of ammo including Speer Gold Dot. It got to the point that I just didn't feel safe carrying it. A gentleman on this forum explained that he to had the problem. It was the way it sits in my hand. He told me to practice with a different grip. As much as I appreciated the guidance, it just didn't feel right that I had to hold this thing in a certain way to guarantee multiple shots. Not exactly what I'm looking for in a CCW. Who knows, maybe I just got a lemon?
    Back to the PPK for now.
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    I want a LCR with laser sights. Oh yeah that would be the ticket.
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    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I read somewhere that Crimson Trace makes a set for the LCR, I wonder if you have to change the entire grip. I haven't seen one of them, yet.
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    Oh ok. I saw one recently, was surprised how low the price was. But holding it, dry firing, and such....it was lightweight and that's the only plus I noted.

    The PPK/s is small, but in the hand feels like more pistol than it is...ya know. Hard act to follow.
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    The Walther certainly has some heft to it, considering the caliber, and newer technology. At least if it misfired, I'd have something more substantial in my hand to use as a bludgeon(sp?) or chuck at the BG. That LCP, was and is a thorn in my side. My brother, still carries his. Of course, he's never put lead through its tube. (Scary)
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    The two loudest sounds in the world: A bang when you expected a click and a click when you expected a bang.:D
  20. Upstate gun man

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    Moody, this is exactly what I have been looking for. Hope you like it.
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