Retention lanyard

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  1. NevadaBlue

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    I know the pros and cons of this, but I think I am going to do it. I am concerned about retention of my little LCR while carrying it on my kit, so look at this. Should be an easy conversion, with no modification to the gun. The grip is held on with a single screw, right where a lanyard ring should go. All I need is the ring and a suitable screw that is a bit longer. Looks like a 10-32 or so, but I will find out for sure of course.

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    Whoa.
    The clock just turned back 150 years :D

    Seriously, Great idea, NV.
    You could even wear it around your neck when you take a bath, like Tuco :dblthumb:
     
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    It is as valid a retention system now as it was when "mounted cavalry" really did mean horses (Ride to Glory!). Should be an easy mod. Years ago, Poway Gun Works in Ca. made a grip retention screw/sling stud for the TC Contender. Mine is still on my pistol to this day. Good luck.
     
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    Might look at an uncle mikes sling swivel. Some of them have machine threads and that would give you the ability to detach it and also be 100% secure.
     
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    It is was and remains a valid retention method.

    Last I knew it was still a requirement for US military side arms.

    Not practical today for most carry scenarios. But no less effective.

    CW
     
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    you could thread a release pin to fit..
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    Just find an eye screw in stainless the right length and thread pitch?
     
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    Thanks for the tips guys.

    Yes, that is what I am visualizing. Gotta find a small version.
     
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    I've been thinking about this myself. Where'd you get the lanyard?

    Bowen makes a lanyard ring that replaces the Hogue grip screw for S&W's, don't know if the LCR lashup is the same. He is a bit proud of them though.
     
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    I got the lanyard from a young friend who got it in Afghanistan. He earned it the hard way and then sent it to me. Army issue. I did see that they are available online, ebay I think it was.

    It appears that the threaded Uncle Mike’s sling stud is 10-32 so I will try to snoop one of those out and maybe use it. I would have to make a ring for that one.

    For now, I will keep looking.
     
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    I use a lanyard on my g-19 when camping. It allows me something i can grab and hang off me even if not dressed when stepping out in the dark for a moment in nature. It also can of course keep you from losing the gun, but for my use, its just a handy way to have the gun without a holster or clothes or whatever required. The hole in the lower back of the glock grip is for a lanyard to clip onto.

    A sling stud and a stout key ring through it should work OK for the little revolver.
     
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    Some gun frames are easy, with space to drill through, but this one is already threaded and no space above the hole. I read last night that the threads are 8-32. I have to find my tools and measure the threads before I buy something.
     
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