Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday Gun Pr0n #244

Today's gun pic is another fine firearm from the good folks at Sturm, Ruger & Co. It arrived with the SR9c last month, and between the 1911 for Veteran's Day, the S&W M&P 45, and SCI-FI's new Beretta, I'm finally getting around to posting the other new plastic Ruger pistol I'll be testing and evaluating for a review:


Yep, Ruger sent me their LCR (Lightweight Compact Revolver) in .38 Special (the .357 Magnum is not yet MA-approved; I intend to beg ask for one of those as a side-by-side comparison to the Snubbie from Hell™ when that happens). It's a five shot .38 Special revolver, double action only, +P rated, with a bit of a twist: a polymer frame. It weighs an ounce and a half less than my Airweight model 38 with the aluminum frame and an ounce and a half more than the Scandium/Titanium Snubbie from Hell™.

Should be an interesting review indeed...

That is all.


Tom said...

Perfect little gift for the wife!. Now to find a wife.

Weer'd Beard said...

Not a bad little gun.

And a great price.

John Richardson said...

I like mine. I will say that it will sting the hand with +P loads.

Compared to my other snubbie, a Colt Detective Special 4th Ed., it is snappier but has a better trigger pull with much less stacking.

If you do get one for yourself, I might suggest either getting with the XS Sights Standard Dot sight or adding it later.

MSJ said...

Tell them to make it in 9mm. plz...

(and bring back the PC9.)

SpeakerTweaker said...

John - It will sting the hand of a normal human being with +P, I'm sure. Jay, on the other hand, routinely pounds on his hand with a ball-peen hammer to relax at the end of a hard day, and grins a maniacal Italian grin at the thought of a Scandium wheelgun in .577 T-Rex.

He will likely call the recoil "noticeable." Perhaps even "moderate."



Anonymous said...

AM considering switching to this or an SP101 for my daily carry.
Know them, do not know a lot about S&W's.
I shoot revolvers so much better then my daily carry a Kahr CW9 and for the life of me I cannot figure out why, neither can a shooting friend whom is ex military and shoots quite well as we practiced the other night.
Money is tight so hoping I can find a good trade.

Jason in MN said...

I'm looking forward to your review of this. I purchased the .357 model LCR on Black Friday, and just had a chance to get out and try it tonight. With .38 Special cartridges, it has a very comfortable recoil. .357, on the other hand, is pretty harsh. It's not as bad as the S&W airweight I shot a few years ago, but you definitely know you're shooting .357s. I brought a friend with. He tried it out, and after the first shot, turned back to me and dropped an F-bomb. He had to set it down and shake off the sting in his hand twice just to get through the 5 shots. On the video I took, you can hear me chuckling through the whole thing.

That being said, this is still going to be my primary carry gun, replacing the Glock 23 I've been carrying. I have a holster from a custom manufacturer on order and can't wait for it to arrive. And, yes, I will be carrying with .357s. Oh, and for a DAO, the trigger pull is like butter. The one problem I've experienced while dry firing is that it's a little bit too easy to short stroke the trigger pull, but that's nothing that a little practice shouldn't cure.