New LCR 38

Discussion in 'Ruger Revolver Forums' started by Buckshotshorty, May 30, 2015.

  1. Buckshotshorty

    Buckshotshorty New Member

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    Kudos to Grabagun. Ordered my new 38 on May 28, got it in my hands today, May 30. I never ordered a firearm and received it so fast. I got a shipping notice three hours after I placed the order.
    The gun has a test fire date of March 5, 2015 so it's a very recent production. Haven't shot it yet, but I will follow up with a range report and pictures. For now, a picture of my LCR 9mm will have to do since it looks exactly the same:

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  2. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Congrats on the new LCR,

    great little guns,



    Jim
     

  3. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    Do the 38 and the 9 weigh the same? The 38+P is like a feather to me. That 4 oz difference my LCR 357 has feels heavy compared to the +P. My LCR is my main carry.
    I see you have started your collection. It happens quick sometimes.
    That was very quick delivery.
     
  4. Buckshotshorty

    Buckshotshorty New Member

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    No, the the 9 mm weighs in at 17.2 oz. like the 357. I guess the extra 4 oz helps a great deal in managing recoil because the 9 mm shoots softly compared to to 38+p.
     
  5. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    Well that's good and the 9mm is cheaper to shoot also. Sounds like it would be more fun practice shooting.
     
  6. rico567

    rico567 New Member

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    Yes, I chose the original .38 +P version partly because I have always reloaded for .38, but the other parts are the phenomenally light weight and the great trigger pull. The gun when fully loaded with 5 x 158 gr. +P loads comes in at 15 3/4 ounces. Makes all the difference for me, as I am very weight sensitive when it comes to CCW, I can't manage an all-steel J-frame.
     
  7. Lex

    Lex New Member

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    9mm is a lot cheaper to shoot. That's why I traded my .357 SP101 in favor for the LCR moonclip 9. A difference of at least $5 - $7 per box 50 even for .38 reloads and a lot less recoil too.
     
  8. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    The 9mm has less recoil than the 38? That's surprising to me.
     
  9. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    The 9 being built on the heavier chassis may account for less felt recoil.

    I like the moon-clip aspect; have been informed that, with practice, they are a quicker reload than a 'speed loader'.

    It strikes me that the LCR is a single purpose gun - concealed carry, 30 feet on in. That makes the 9x19 cartridge thoroughly appropriate.

    Right now I am in a tight money bind - taxes, home&auto insurance, hearing aids - but an LCR or LCRx is at the top of my list for when/if I see daylight.