"plastic frame"? ...Though I have NO interest in any 9mm revolver, one should remember that the SP is all metal. The LCR's have a "plastic" frame.
I would love the SP101 in 9mm and would buy one if available.If you just want a snubby to shoot the everloving crap out of then an SP101 in 9mm might be worth it to you. Doesn't seem worth it to me though. Even if you did manage to wear out an LCR Ruger would probably fix it on their dime so it mostly comes down to felt recoil. That's assuming you don't want the SP just because.
Shouldn't be any different than the 357. SP is all steel, so heavier and more robust. SP has triple lock, LCR has no crane lock. SP is easy to take apart, and no screws. Can do spring swaps,etc. But the LCR trigger is just better. And it's light.Has anyone done a direct comparison between the two, is there a compelling reason to put down the large dollars that the 101's command?