+1. Trigger control---EVERY gun ( even within a given model) has a different trigger feel. Just takes getting used to. Dry firing with a nickle laid on top of the barrel is the best way to get familiar with your LCR.Mr Frank, this is a common complaint with newly aquired LCRs. I had the same issue with mine. Many people have commented the same. The cure is getting used to the trigger. Its different than anything else out there. I think its caused by the trigger letting off way sooner than expected. As you know, the trigger has a short area of stacking, and then some travel with the same pressure. Most triggers have progressive stacking. If you are an experienced shooter, when you are squeezing the trigger, you expect to have to give the trigger increasing pressure up to the break point. When the LCR trigger reaches the point of pull where no more pressure is needed, I think this causes the shooter to drop the barrel. Dry firing and live ammo training will get you where you need to be. I doubt there is anything wrong with your LCR, Mine shoots right on the money at 7 yards, once I learned how to manipulate the trigger.
I have had three LCRs, one .38 and two .22s and they have all shot somewhat low no matter who was firing them with the stock sights. Trying some optional XS and Hi Viz sights that Ruger offers they really shot so low as to be hard to aim at all. You had to aim so high you virtually couldn't see the target. With my other revolvers I can hit small swinging targets even out to 25 yards with no trouble,but they all have much better adjustable sights on them.I just shot ten rounds with my new .38 LCR. Compared to my SP101 3" it shoots about six inches low at 20'. As light as it is I figured it would shoot high. Is it the nature of gun or is it operator error?
I have snap caps and dry fire all the time, but still have problems hitting the broad side of a barn at the range.ChrisLCR
Try a set of snap caps & do a lot of dry firing (after making certain the gun is empty) I think that will help develop a method of shooting that gun that you will be pleased with. For me it's an easy gun to shoot well.
Ditto. Love the big green DOT. Cover the point of aim and squeeeeeze. Works fine for me.I really can't remember how my KLCR shot before I installed the XS Big Dot, but I know now that it is "dead-on". Just split the Big Dot in half with the original rear sights, while "covering" the POI with the Big Dot (as explained in the instructions and on the YouTube Vids) gives me POA=POI with tight groupings at all distances. Love the Big Dot! Take care all.