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    http://www.ruger.com/LCR/index.html











    Caliber: .38 SPL+P
    Capacity: 5 Rounds
    Finish: Matte Black/Target Grey
    Grip: Hogue Tamer w/ Sorborthane Insert
    Barrel Length: 1.875″
    Groove: 6
    Twist: 1:16″ RH
    Overall Length: 6.50″
    Weight: 13.5 oz.
    Front Sight(s): Replaceable, Pinned Ramp Front
    Rear Sight(s): Integral U-Notch

    The standard model has a recommended retail price of $525.


    What do you guys think? Makes a nice BUG.
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    I like it, but since I'm not a revolver person I won't be buying one. But it def looks like a good BUG. I'd like the opportunity to shoot one.

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    My buddy and I have been trading emails about it. Check out this video: http://shootingsportsblog.com/bulletboy/new-ruger-lcr/

    As with any products though, I'd wait about 1.5yrs before getting it. Ruger's last two releases (SR9 and LCP) both had recalls on them. I've been wanting to get an SP101, and I think I still will but this revolver is intriguing in how they're marrying the different materials. I don't mind combat tupperware as I carry an XD too. My buddy is talking about getting this instead of a SW Nightguard.

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    IMO - lighter is not necessarily better.

    Nice features include pinned front sight so I would think that different height and high viz insert would be easy. Also grip material with insert is interesting.

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    No .357?

    Yeah, I'm not a revolver person either...but I think someday I could go for a .357 snubbie just for the fun of it.

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    Shooting a .357 out of something that like would not be enjoyable

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    GWRedDragon wrote:
    No .357?

    Yeah, I'm not a revolver person either...but I think someday I could go for a .357 snubbie just for the fun of it.
    Now that is interesting. Your posting only showed what I've made bold before clicking "quote" - then I saw the rest. Wonder why?

    Ever shot .357 in an alloy snubby? It ain't fun! Hot .38 in one can be a hand full for some.

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    Grapeshot wrote:
    GWRedDragon wrote:
    No .357?

    Yeah, I'm not a revolver person either...but I think someday I could go for a .357 snubbie just for the fun of it.
    Now that is interesting. Your posting only showed what I've made bold before clicking "quote" - then I saw the rest. Wonder why?

    Ever shot .357 in an alloy snubby? It ain't fun! Hot .38 in one can be a hand full for some.

    Yata hey

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    I have a habit of posting unfinished thoughts and then editing in the rest

    I've never shot any size .357, but I have shot a relatively short (not snub though) 44mag. I figure it can't be that much worse than that, can it?

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    GWRedDragon wrote:
    I have a habit of posting unfinished thoughts and then editing in the rest

    I've never shot any size .357, but I have shot a relatively short (not snub though) 44mag. I figure it can't be that much worse than that, can it?
    Oh yes it can get much worse but not for me again as I've been there and done that.

    Shot a friend's (yes I have one) .45 ACP that is literally smaller than a playing card!

    They make scandium framed .357s but I cannot imagine one in .44 mag.

    No desire to shoot .454 Causal or the like either. One shot water buffalo handguns are just not my thing.

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    Looks like a fairly close copy of the S&W 442. I personally wouldn't buy a new S&W with the internal lock, but you can find them without it if you look hard in the right places.

    S&W 442

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    TFred wrote:
    Looks like a fairly close copy of the S&W 442. I personally wouldn't buy a new S&W with the internal lock, but you can find them without it if you look hard in the right places.

    S&W 442

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    I personally wouldn't buy a S&W period. See http://www.vcdl.org/static/gue.html#...&%20Wesson

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    TFred wrote:
    Looks like a fairly close copy of the S&W 442. I personally wouldn't buy a new S&W with the internal lock, but you can find them without it if you look hard in the right places.

    S&W 442

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    I've heard that the internal lock on the SW have actually locked themselves. That's kind of a scary thought...

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    GWRedDragon wrote:
    No .357?

    Yeah, I'm not a revolver person either...but I think someday I could go for a .357 snubbie just for the fun of it.
    If you do, go with an SP101. Can't go wrong with one of those.

    And depending on the gun, .357mag can be a handfull with full-power loads.

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    TFred wrote:
    Looks like a fairly close copy of the S&W 442.
    Well, except for the shape, the extensive fluting, the cylinder release latch being nothing like an S&W, and the fact that it's polymer and aluminum, then yeah, they're just alike.


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    I love my LCP, recall and all. Recall took about a week. and they did all the work.
    Carry On.

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    Ruger needs to quit screwing around with this sort of thing, and get busy with something that actually has a prayer of gaining real interest in the market - like design a whole new rifle system to replace the Mini-14. This is NOT 1975 anymore!

    For that matter, they could just sell an AR-15 clone. S&W is raking in the dough with their clone.

    13.5 ounces and .357 magnum sounds like a recipe for pain.

    I used to have a lightweight S&W hammerless snubbie. I got rid of it because the recoil hit me right on a nerve in the web of my hand. I couldn't stand it. If Ruger has solved the recoil-nerve-impingement issue with this gun, I could see it being a credible BUG for deep carry.

    Looks like the price is going to spank everything on the market in that class. But, how many customers ARE THERE in that class in 2009???

    Yes, it is plenty ugly. But then so is the $500+ retail price of anything comparable from S&W.

    A laser sight on a backup gun is 100% gimmick.

    I'll probably just stick with my Glock 26 at this point.
    Here's a comparison of a S&W Model 60 and the G26
    Double the sight radius, night sights, 11 shots (13 with the mag extension as shown in the pic), pretty much same size, no recoil issues, accepts mags from larger pistols.


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    I'll stick with my 642, thanks. Under a pound fully loaded, and it's all metal. You can get them without the lock these days, too. That Ruger is just fugly. I collect strange and funky revolvers like Webleys and Enfields.... but I'll pass on this one.

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    I just got back from SHOT SHOW, where I played with the Ruger LCR a few times.

    I expected it to suck, as I have not been a fan of Ruger ergonomics and triggers. Trigger was actually okay, similar to a J-frame Smith. Ruger guy told me the internals are electroless nickel coated.

    So, in my opinion, it's not bad.

    Still, since the J-frame Smiths are around, I'm personally aren't interested in the LCR.



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    I'm disappointed. They IMO would have been better served by making an alloy framed SP101. This coming from a BIG Ruger fan (and pre-lock smith fan).

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    While I like it I like the LCP more. Someday I wouldn't mind having either the LCR or LCP more than likely the latter. However, not sure that it will be anytime soon.

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    W.E.G. wrote:
    A laser sight on a backup gun is 100% gimmick.
    I'd argue its actually a good place for a laser sight. The sight radius is so small that, comparatively, the laser is a far better aiming tool if you have to make a shot beyond a few feet.

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    nova wrote:
    I'm disappointed. They IMO would have been better served by making an alloy framed SP101. This coming from a BIG Ruger fan (and pre-lock smith fan).
    I agree. The SP101 is nice for carry and a lighter version would be great!

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    Shooting .357 out of a snub nose is not very enjoyable. especially when shooting with the hard rubber factory grips thatS&W come with. once you put a good grip on they aren't too bad. you gotta develop a little tolerance to the recoil. but that ruger looks very interesting especially in the cylinder area. I wouldn't personally buy one as I like a little heft in my revolvers. But interesting design and materials for shure.

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    Tylerc wrote:
    Shooting .357 out of a snub nose is not very enjoyable. especially when shooting with the hard rubber factory grips thatS&W come with. once you put a good grip on they aren't too bad. you gotta develop a little tolerance to the recoil. but that ruger looks very interesting especially in the cylinder area. I wouldn't personally buy one as I like a little heft in my revolvers. But interesting design and materials for shure.
    Yeah, I carry a J-frame with a 3" barrel with 158 gr Gold Dots in it. It's OK to shoot as long as you keep it to 100 rounds or less. The factory grips start to beat up my hands after I've put too many through it.

    What grips do you have on yours, and can you still use a speed-loader with them?

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    I've recently sold my 649 butI had a hogue monogrip on it. And I couldn't tell ya if it could still take speedloaders asI usually used a speed strip to reload it.

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