CCW opinions; LCR or LCP?

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by smlranger, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. I am considering either a Ruger LC9 9mm auto or Ruger LCR 38 revolver for CCW. My most desired form of concealment will be in a pocket holster.

    If you had those two choices, which would you pick and why?
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2011
  2. Airdale

    Airdale Active Member

    Mar 31, 2009
    N.W. Arkansas
    some info to peruse.


    If you are adament about pocket carry the LCR is probably the best choice based on size only. I don't care for double actions so it wouldn't be my choice.

    I would opt for the LC9 and get a good IWB holster ala MTAC:

    Or Supertuck:

    I carry a slightly larger 9mm doublestack in a IWB holster and it took me about thirty minutes to get used to it.

  3. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

  4. 3/2 STA SS

    3/2 STA SS Active Member

    A revolver will never fail you unless you are a complete idiot( and I am NOT saying anyone on this fine forum is) and do zero maint. on the weapon. Semi- Automatic is slimmer and less of a ''profile'' which here in FL is something to consider but I carry both depending on weather. Consider your wardrobe when purchasing. I carry a kel-tec in the summer and a S&W 642 when it becomes ''jacket weather''. Just my 2 cents.
  5. Old John

    Old John New Member

    Apr 15, 2010
    I've had two LCR's for over a year, a .38 special, that I carry as a pocket gun. and a .357 magnum, that's just a little heavier. So I carry it as a belt gun, most times. They both shoot very well. The .357 magnum has a snappier recoil. But, they both are quite manageable after you get use to them. I love em both.

    I had previously carried a Ruger SP101, .357, as a belt gun for 8+ years. I'll never get rid of it but......The LCR's are so much easier to carry.
  6. Gun Geezer

    Gun Geezer Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    Central Florida
    If you decide on the LCR, get it in .357 and load it with .38 +P's. That being said, I still prefer my S&W 342, it's noticeably lighter than the LCR. I have both and I keep coming back to the 342 even though I prefer the look and trigger of the LCR.
  7. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    I have both. LCR .357 and LCP. One in my waistband one in pocket.
  8. cpttango30

    cpttango30 Guest

    I myself would go with the LCP because of the slightly slimmer profile.
  9. Rhuga

    Rhuga Member

    Oct 25, 2011
    Henderson, Nevada
    I have always liked the dependable wheel guns.
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