I’m limited by what’s in the store, so if no one carries that ammo it’s all a moot point.
Nothing wrong with the platform.There are two other appealing factors for me about an LCRx in .22 LR.
First, the .22 LR version also fires shorts, unlike a semi-auto pistol or rifle.
Second, it has a twin brother in .38 spl +p.
I've owned revolvers in that round and liked them. But now, cartridges are being produced with 90 (Hornady) and 77 (ARX) gr bullets.
It’s my hiking kit gun, I replaced the hammer spring down to 7lb and it really balanced the trigger pull to gun weight ratio. This is the Dara Holster with a drop offset. It keeps the sweat off the gun.A day later. My mind tends to be non-linear: big shifts in thinking generated by small changes in my understanding, something that I perceived. That kind of thinking tends to cause big changes rapidly, changes that no one saw coming. They were hoping for status quo, business as usual, same as it ever was.
But after spending some time reading after dinner about the use of .38 spl, both its history and use for small game -- from squirrels to small deer -- and learning that a LOT of people have taken small game with .38 spl, I'm now thinking that may be a better choice for me in the LCRx is the .38 spl +p version.
The .22 LR version appeals because I like .22 so much. I mean, what's not to like about it? (Except it's unavailability right now.) But it's marginal at best for self-defense. At least with .38, I'd have SD with the potential for the occasional small animal for the camp pot.
I've owned .38 spl several times, and am comfortable shooting it. Even out of an airweight snub (SW 642; I called it "the little mule"; it wore full-sized, 3-finger Hogue Monogrips), I was good enough with double taps. Give me a 3" barrel on a 17 oz revolver, I think I could do alright.
And ARX Inceptor is doing interesting things with a .38 pushing a 77 gr polymer/copper bullet.
I think the platform has potential, even as much as I love .22,
and still intend to own an LCRx in it.
If only they were available now
Yes it is, Florida swamp trails have some rather formidable snakes. Most will run from ya but my BIL almost stepped on a 6’-7’ Eastern Diamondback while hunting so I carry a couple of different loads on the trail.DSP24, what's the ammo in your speed loader. Looks like snake shot. (?)
Good plan. Can't really go wrong with a goodAs I mentioned upstream in this thread (and some others), I've been wrestling with replacing my 10/22 with a .22 handgun as a kit gun. But this thread and others have more or less convinced me that's the wrong approach for me in this case. I've decided to go with an LCRx in .38 spl for the kit gun that will also be my EDC in town. I've pretty much also decided to keep the 10/22. I don't need to tote it to camp here except for a couple of months late in the year during small game seasons. I've met a new friend that has a lot of acres in his family very near where I live -- a short ATV ride -- and he's encouraging me to come up to hunt on his land; he's a big hunter himself, as are most of his family.
And last night, I took steps to seal my decision. Here's what I ordered for the 10/22. I've wanted one of them for at least a year. At first, I looked at colors OG and GG, but those aren't available right now for some reason. So I decided on Dark Tan; I think I like it even better than one of the greens. It'll fit into the woods nicely here, blending into the background while not disappearing due to the black stock on it now. (My barrel and receiver are black instead of stainless, and you have to imagine Tech Sights on it with a sling.)
Can you tell I like this rifle? This demonstrates an intention for a long term commitment to it.