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I've been thinking about getting an LCR in 327 magnum for a while, and the itch is getting pretty strong again. Seems to be a great combination for EDC in terms of size/weight/capacity/ballistics. But my one nagging doubt is recoil management. I have a SW 431 PD that I bought because I'd heard that the 32 HR mag offers 38 special performance with less recoil and more capacity, but in that 13 oz J-frame the recoil with good SD ammo is pretty stout. Which makes me wonder how the little LCR would handle the REALLY hot 327 magnum loads.

I have heard it mentioned elsewhere that the LCR is inherently more forgiving of recoil due to its grip, geometry, and partially-polymer construction, and I'm posting here to see if I can get LCR owners to either confirm or refute that claim.

Thanks much.....

p.s. And you don't have to sell me on the LCR's other attributes such as the awesome trigger...I'm already sold on those. It's strictly the recoil issue that is holding me back at this point....
 

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Look for the light grain ammo, such as the 110 gr or 125 gr for.38 special in self defense loads.
There’s even one in 100 gr. They are at about 1g fps or more.
That should lighten the recoil.
These little revolvers are not for the range. They’ll still put out some recoil.
 

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If you get the LCR, shoot wad cutters at the range (same goes for your 32). Wad cutters have little recoil, it’s like shooting 22lr. I shoot about 100 wad cutters at the range and about 10 - 15 magnums because that’s all the mags I can handle in one visit.

you can also train with 38 and carry 357. If you need the gun to save your life, recoil will be the least of your problems.
 

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If you get the LCR, shoot wad cutters at the range (same goes for your 32). Wad cutters have little recoil, it’s like shooting 22lr. I shoot about 100 wad cutters at the range and about 10 - 15 magnums because that’s all the mags I can handle in one visit.

you can also train with 38 and carry 357. If you need the gun to save your life, recoil will be the least of your problems.
While recoil may not be foremost on the persons mind, if they cant hit with the magnums they are useless, and in most small revolvers a waste, IMHO. I also use wadcutters and have for years. Back in the day we loaded a hollow base wadcutter upside down, with a basic load for about 700fps. It was called the "flying ashcan"! made really big holes!
 

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Excellent choice, only one thing.
I haven’t found any ammunition for it.
38 special is abundant, just as much or just under the 9mm.
The.357 magnum is not as much in availability but you can still find it.
In my case I prefer the 38+p for EDC even in Home Defense with my Sp101 357 mag. I can handle it very well, already have a lot of experience shooting that round and I'm very accurate and because I put some Wilson Combat springs . The trigger and the Hammer are more softer and manageable.But I love to shoot some 357 mag one's in a while to fell the Power .
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