Discussion in 'Firearms' started by scottman, Mar 14, 2019 at 1:58 PM.
any problems with this ruger? any thing break? has yours stood up over time ?
I've carried my LCRx3 on every backpacking trip since I got it a few years ago. I carry it holstered in a mag pouch or leather holster so it's frame and cylinder have been covered/protected, but subject to sand and bush dust. I haven't cleaned it since last fall, just blow it off. It also rides in a duffle on all my road trips and car camping trips.
I carry it with buffalo bore outdoorsman ammo which it shoots well, but I mostly shoot reloads for practice.
Mine is lazy. I only fired it for my CCW qualifying. It rides protected in my man purse. Looks like new!
It’s a ruger. Durable and functional but don’t expect to win an accuracy contest.
It will win the ‘hit the center of mass at pistol range’ though. No problem for me to hit what needs to be hit with it.
I bet the new 3" 357 mag being heavier would be easier to hold steady and get a little better accuracy, especially is if shooting 38 sp out of it.
I shoot mine just fine at 6" dueling tree plates but it is more challenging than doing the same with a G19 or heavier pistol. The gun is light and takes practice to hold steady.
Light weight vs shootability is the trade-off.
If it was heavier, I wouldn't carry it backpacking.
And if I need to shoot something its' because it's very close or already on top of me so accuracy isn't as important. Also, at extremely close distance where the muzzle might be pressed against the bad guy or animal, a revolver will still fire were the slide on a semi would be pushed back and out of battery.
My wife has the 22 mag. It’s lazy too, we need to shoot it more. But both of us are happy with it.
How is the trigger pull? I have heard that double action it’s quite difficult.
I've heard that the .357 has some lockup issues, but mine has never hiccupped.
It is. It’s a heavy trigger pull, but that also means she has to be intent to pull the trigger back. She isn’t that strong, but she can pull it back.
I have been thinking a lot about getting the 327 federal mag, and she can shoot the 32 H&R mag.
I have the LCR in .327 Fed Mag. I haven't put a ton of rounds through it yet, but so far I haven't had a single issue.
I feed mine plenty of .32 S&W Long and .32 H&R Mag. Those calibers are a joy to shoot in the LCR. Get it for her, she will like it for sure. Surprisingly, I actually like shooting .327 in the LCR better than I do in my SP101. I think it's because I swapped out the grips in the LCR.
That’s the only thing keeping me from getting a double action 22lr revolver. I think she would really like the 32 if you can afford to feed it.
It's called a "satchel."
Er um, nothing else to add as my .380 is a S&W with full length steel rails.
My 1911 is a a Springfield...
We got the LCR because my wife COULD pull the trigger. It was her choice. She couldn’t rack the slide on the LCP.
My wife can’t pull the slide back on my Ruger EDIT: LCP .380 either. Maybe if she identified as a man she could do it
I reduced the trigger weight in my LCRx3 22.
Search my past posts if you want more details but even at full weight my kids still managed to enjoy shooting it. Strangely they fought over who got the shoot it more and now with the lighter trigger it’s even better.
I feel the the 22 lr version is an excellent training gun. It’s a very light weight gun with a double action trigger that’s heavier than most any semi-auto da triggers. Master good grip and trigger control on this gun and you’ll shoot any gun better.
I also like the 22lr version because it shoots all varieties of 22 ammo very reliably.
LCR...LCP...BBQ I got confused. Yeah, revolver. Right.
That's what I ordered I'd gladly let you shoot it if in Michigan.
I've had the lcr in .38 for about a year now.Carried owb in a DeSantis thumb brake holster daily,typical finish wear you would expect from holster wear. So far I average 50 to 100 rounds or so a month of Remington 125 gr. sjhp +p . Lock up is still as tight as was when new. No issues so far,Tho I do clean and oil all my firearms after every range session.
400 rounds of .38 special through my LCRX .38- half +P and half federal Gold Medal match wadcutters.
zero problems and very light and handy.
The LCRX in .38 special is a major upgrade from a .22 kit gun, but no substitute for a Smith 629.
the concept and execution by Ruger is sound, I just wish they would do a slightly larger version in .45 ACP and .44 special.
Thanks for the replies seems to have a pretty good reputation
I suspect mine will outlast the shooter that gets it after I die.
I love mine. I have an LCRx .38 and it is WAY lighter than any other carry that I own outside of my NAA.
The SA is about 5 lbs and DA is about 12 lbs.
Loaded the whole pistol is 1 lb with my Pachmayr grips with the button release pinkie extension thing.
Love it and penched my Shield to a lockbox under my seat.
Ive thought about the .22 LCR DA too, but the trigger pull is whats held me off. I don't want a 3". If they made a LCRx in 2 I'd get one! I keep checking their site hoping I'll have something to look forward to.
I hope they don't make a 2". If it's not available it can't be tempted to buy it!
The 3" 38 sp hit the sweet spot imo. Even when I'm older and give my guns to my kids, I'll still keep this one for myself.
ive put several thousand rounds, often 2-300 at a time, through a sometimes ccw ruger lcr 22lr in the past four years without one hiccup or discomfort to my hand. a s&w 317 22lr had its cylinder heat-bind after a hundred rounds shot on a cold winter’s day at an outdoor range.
I like the LCR .38 SPL+P,mine is a ok with me.