Discussion on the LCR .38 with Laser

Discussion in 'Ruger Revolver Forums' started by Fergy, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Fergy

    Fergy 2A all the way!

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    I only own a single pistol. It is a gold cup match .45. 1911 style. So that should show my limited knowledge of handguns.

    I am looking for an easily concealed gun for my wife. I have been told this is very easy to handle.

    The reviews do not have good things to say about the laser.

    Can anyone please give some reviews and info on cost?

    Many Thanks
    Fergy
     
  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to the Ruger Talk Forum Fergy !!

    I also own a GCNM...good choice !!

    I've shot an LCR, but not one with a laser...what do "they" say is the problem with it ?!

    Costs can be regional...as well as inflated due to the political climate.
     

  3. Fergy

    Fergy 2A all the way!

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    Laser Sight

    I've read where the laser works once, then quits or is flaky and works intermittent. Rather than get folks all upset by talking down a product that they are going to defend, I was asking if anyone had experiences with it gun or laser.
     
  4. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Understood...

    Have you a range nearby that rents them...up my way, I have a few ranges that

    are registered dealers for Ruger, Glock, S&W...so I usually seek out a trial before buying when possible.
     
  5. Chort1

    Chort1 New Member

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    I have a LCR .38 with a CTL and it is fine but do like the feel of the original larger grip. It is a little on the noisy side so wear hearing protection. The double action trigger is quite smooth and the laser is helpful for this short barrel. Like it better than the Smith.
     
  6. Palouse

    Palouse New Member

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    Crimson Trace is the maker of the laser, and I can't imagine they wouldn't support their product, but I have no first-hand knowledge with it myself. I have dealt with Ruger customer service, and my experience was a good one. Ruger sells the revolver with the laser grips, and I can't imagine they wouldn't support the product. If in doubt, call Ruger and ask, and check the Crimson Trace warranty.
     
  7. RedSoxRugers

    RedSoxRugers New Member

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    Mine was perfect, but even with a grip sleeve, pretty small grip for me.
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    A woman should like it better, but try to stay away from 158 gr. 38 or .38P loads to reduce recoil.

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  8. marineimaging

    marineimaging New Member

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    Ruger LCR

    My mom who is 74 has the Bersa .380 and has no problem with pulling the first shot, however, she has been known to misfire because of the cocked and ready postion it takes once it goes semi-auto on the second shot. It scares my dad to death so I recommended the LCR .38 for her after doing my homework. This is for concealed carry, it is not for long range targets or hunting but I have seen very tight groups from 20 yards performed. As for the laser I would do more research. There is a lot of liability in the laser dropping after one shot so the vendor should fix it ASAP.
     
  9. Fergy

    Fergy 2A all the way!

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    Many Thank to all. Your info has helped.
     
  10. adjohns3

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    I have LCP with CT's and love it for my wife. She takes it to range regularly and that is a downer. It is not a take to range gun. I keep it loaded with CorBon self defense...and to shoot those babies in the LCP will make you cut your range time in a hurry.
     
  11. ScottyShooter

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    I put a Lasermax laser on my wifes LCR, easy to install just make sure to tighten the crane pivot screw they provide with the laser tight enough so the cylinder pivots out freely. The Lasermax laser has a Ruger logo on it and looks like it came with the gun.
     
  12. oldhunter

    oldhunter New Member

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    I also put a LaserMax laser on my LCR and took only 5 minutes. At a price just under a $100.00, much less than CT and works great.
     
  13. buster40c

    buster40c Active Member

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    I can see with the recoil on the feather light LCR.38+P that the laser might go out of alinement. I have heard that the Bodyguard laser was hard keeping it adjusted.
    I am undecided if I want to put laser on my LCR .357. I just don't know if I would use it much.
     
  14. RedSoxRugers

    RedSoxRugers New Member

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    Anyone have luck finding a good holster using the Lasermax?

    I'd still have the CT laser grip on my KLCR but even with the Hogue handall jr added, it the grip felt too small for me.

    I'm stuck with the TAMER grips, but hope CT will offer a larger Accu-Grip when they come out with that grip ($109)
    in a few months for LCRs.
     
  15. oldhunter

    oldhunter New Member

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    I wanted only a pocket holster so went with ConcealmentSpecialties.com. And. Found a cheap yet efficient holster that allows the LCR with LaserMax laser to be used. Holster will stay in pocket when gun is removed. Cost was only about $20 as I recall.