Ruger LCR .357 and 38 Special +P

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Quisp, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Quisp

    Quisp New Member

    Dec 5, 2011
    St Louis, Missouri
    Today I went to Cabelas to pick up some dry rib rub and I walked out with a Ruger LCR .357 Mag. Normally they are more pricey than most online dealers but the got deal from Ruger and had a bunch of .357 and 38 SP +P LCR's.
    The .357 were only 399 bucks and the 38 SP +P were only 369 bucks. That is a heck of a deal and ever cheaper than Cheaper Than Dirt.
    So if you live near a Cabelas and are in the market you might want to check it out.
    The LCR is a good CCW piece because it is relatively thin and lightweight. I put it in my bellyband holster and wore a T-shirt and there was no bulge that could be seen. I will head to the range this week to see how it performs.
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  2. Lanrezac

    Lanrezac Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI
    If you fire it with Magnum loads, please write about it here. I'd be very curious to know what that's like.
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  3. brad87

    brad87 Former Guest

    Jul 31, 2011
    Central Indiana
    I was wanting to get my wife to handle one of those, but the local shop doesn't have any. She didn't like the weight of the SP101, so I was thinking about the LCR instead since its ~half the weight. I'd drop some lower end handloads in it to compensate for the recoil out of the tiny gun in her tiny hands, of course, but really thinking they way they tweaked the trigger pull on these would help too.
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  4. mesinge2

    mesinge2 Active Member

    Dec 4, 2009
    Central Florida

    I really like my 357 LCR. It performs perfectly and although its ugly it does what it is supposed to do.


    Below is a target shot with ten 158 grain 357 magnum Fiocchi Extrema XTP loads at 7 yards:


    And the video will show the muzzle rise with Magnum loads:
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  5. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

    Mosin_Nagant_Fan Active Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Montgomery, AL
    Damned if the closest one is in Louisiana. The only sporting store around here is Bass Pro Shoppes. Anyway, ya, that's a great deal, normally it's around $450-500, a piece, new.
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  6. ral357

    ral357 Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2015
    Wow that's a good deal. These are the real deal for a CC snub, light and smooth shooting. Have the 9mm, great gun!!
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  7. crystalphoto

    crystalphoto Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2012
    Gilbert, SC
    ral, you know this thread is four years old? :(
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  8. ral357

    ral357 Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2015
    LOL It just popped up:oops:
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  9. Twicepop

    Twicepop Well-Known Member

    Jan 9, 2012
    NW Ohio
    Rib rub and a .357 Mag revolver, I totally get the connection.
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  10. Gun Geezer

    Gun Geezer Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    Central Florida
    I chose the LCR in .357 mag also. It's the same size as the .38 +P & shoots the lighter loaded .38's which in that lightweight revolver translate to less felt recoil, important when you're old & have RA.
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  11. ShootistPRS

    ShootistPRS Well-Known Member

    Keep a watch on the bottom of the frame where the crane hides the barrel connection. The light frame cracks where it is the thinnest. The aluminum alloy fatigues and fails through the threads along the barrel. I have personally seen two of the LCRs with cracks that are hidden by the crane when the cylinder is closed. Both guns had used only 38 special factory loads. Keep an eye on it.
  12. ral357

    ral357 Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2015
    The 38, 22lr and 22mag use aluminum. The 357, 9mm and 327 fed use 400 SS. While there are a few reports of failures in the 38 models not more than some other light revolvers from the past. The 38 weighs 3.5 ounces less than the 357Mag, personally I'd opt for the 357 even if I was going to only shoot 38s. Stainless vs Aluminum....... At any rate IMO it's pretty unreasonable to expect a super light weight lcr to be as bullet proof:D as say a SP101. The LCR is what it is, a light reliable carry gun not a range gun intended to eat tens of thousands of nuclear specials.
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