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Old 01-11-2011, 06:06 PM   #1
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Ruger LCR

Does anyone have any feedback on the Ruger LCR? I like the look and feel. But need some thoughts from someone that has put some shots through one.
 
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:17 AM   #2
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^^. I was looking at this also. But I hear the first edition had jamming problems??
 
Old 06-12-2011, 02:09 PM   #3
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We all see and feel differently. For me the sights just didn't work. It was on an indoor range, and I only put around 20 shots down range. I have total confidence in the design though. It's not like aluminum hasn't been proven as a useful metal in revolvers. I wouldn't expect the cylinder frame to survive the sheer number of rounds a steel frame would, but we aren't talking a target or range gun here right?

I still like the S&W M&P 340 better. But I don't think anybody really competes with S&W when it comes to mass produced revolvers. You just have to pay a lot more for them unfortunately When I compared them the price difference was like $250
 
Old 06-12-2011, 02:45 PM   #4
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^^. I was looking at this also. But I hear the first edition had jamming problems??
Jamming problems in a revolver?
 
Old 06-14-2011, 07:26 AM   #5
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I've had an LC9 for about a month now, and have about 300-400 rounds through it without a hiccup, and it's a keeper. It seems pretty accurate for small DAO gun. Or should I say, the accuracy is there if the shooter does his part. It's small and light enough you can stick it in a jacket pocket etc and hardly know it's there, but big enough to get a decent grip on it, especially with the pinky-extension floor plate on the mag.

IMO it's a great bang for the buck (pun intended). There are nicer little guns out there, like a Kahr, but they cost twice as much. If you're looking for an inexpensive easily concealed handgun the LC9 is definitely worth a look.
 
Old 06-14-2011, 08:45 AM   #6
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I've had an LC9 for about a month now, and have about 300-400 rounds through it without a hiccup, and it's a keeper. It seems pretty accurate for small DAO gun. Or should I say, the accuracy is there if the shooter does his part. It's small and light enough you can stick it in a jacket pocket etc and hardly know it's there, but big enough to get a decent grip on it, especially with the pinky-extension floor plate on the mag.

IMO it's a great bang for the buck (pun intended). There are nicer little guns out there, like a Kahr, but they cost twice as much. If you're looking for an inexpensive easily concealed handgun the LC9 is definitely worth a look.
Yup. Like I said my impression was the design is spot on, and the materials are proven reliable. I would be one of those of those guys who wouldn't be able to do their part in terms of accuracy, because the sights really didn't work for me. Not the only gun like that for me. I shoot stock glock sights poorly also, Spraying shots all over target and literally being surprised they aren't going where I point

Really ood gun. Just not for me. Can't beat the price/performance ratio though!
 
Old 06-14-2011, 10:06 AM   #7
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Yup. Like I said my impression was the design is spot on, and the materials are proven reliable. I would be one of those of those guys who wouldn't be able to do their part in terms of accuracy, because the sights really didn't work for me. Not the only gun like that for me. I shoot stock glock sights poorly also, Spraying shots all over target and literally being surprised they aren't going where I point

Really ood gun. Just not for me. Can't beat the price/performance ratio though!
Well to be honest, a small gun with a DAO trigger is not the easiest thing in the world to shoot accurately for anybody. Too shoot it most accurately, I have to really take my time and stage the trigger, which I think is counter-intuitive to how the gun would likely be used IRL. So I don't practice that way much, instead I practice shooting quickly into a silhouette and staying center mass.

But this isn't a bullseye gun by any means, and is more of an 'alley gun' for close range, where it works great. I'm still waiting for Crimson Trace to release their LaserGuard for LC9, which will greatly increase it's shootability just like it did with the LCP. I've also heard rumors that XS is working on sights for the LC9, I think a BigDot would be great for this little gun when it's too bright out for the laser.

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Old 06-16-2011, 03:51 PM   #8
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Jamming problems in a revolver?
Yeah I was just seeing if anyone was paying attention
I made a mistake I was thinking LCP
 
Old 06-25-2011, 10:30 AM   #9
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Jamming problems in a revolver?
Revolvers can jam.... sometimes the lock bolt.. bind up.. sometimes primers back out... sometimes the bolt plunger binds... more....

Revolvers are less prone to malfunction.. but can happen...

Fact is, when they jam... it can be worse than an automatic jamming... I have had to take one home and drive the cylinder open... no fun...

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Old 09-13-2011, 11:28 AM   #10
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Getting back to the OP's question- I have an LCR and love it. Good gun, reliable, very light- easy to carry. Sold my SP101 to get this and glad I did. That being said- since its a light gun, recoil is more pronounced, but still manageable. You will notice you shot a box (if you dare). Agree the standard sights are not super, but I plan on exchanging the front sight for a fiber optic.

Other than that, I whole heartedly endorse the Ruger LCR
 
Old 09-13-2011, 07:38 PM   #11
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Getting back to the OP's question- I have an LCR and love it. Good gun, reliable, very light- easy to carry. Sold my SP101 to get this and glad I did. That being said- since its a light gun, recoil is more pronounced, but still manageable. You will notice you shot a box (if you dare). Agree the standard sights are not super, but I plan on exchanging the front sight for a fiber optic.

Other than that, I whole heartedly endorse the Ruger LCR

Interesting, I am an SP101 fan. Now you have me more interested in checking it out. Thanks for the feedback.
 
Old 09-14-2011, 07:07 AM   #12
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If I could- would have kept the SP 101, but used it to resource the LCR. Have no regrets- but do like the SP 101 too. The bottom line for me was the weight & since I shot primarily 38s in the SP 101, having a 38 LCR was no loss in performance. Its now my primary carry weapon- especially in the summer- almost don't know I have it with me. Always knew I had the Sp101 though.

Good luck!
 
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