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Hi all newbie here, thanks for fixing the sign on problem..I have a new LCR 357, I love the gun, it does seem to shhot low but after about 50 rounds its seems better or im getting used to it...better with hot loaded 357's

So is there a cure or just keep shooting or file down the front sight ?

Also there are 2 very small spots one on the barrel and one below the cylinder..it looks like the finish is missing slightly,,again these spots are like this > o

I called Ruger and they said send it back and they will refinish..I think I should just live with it because IF they refinish it it might happen again from the holster, whacha think ?


Now for the last ? my LGS has a .22 LCR for 395.00...im thinking...whacha think ?

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Dont file down the front site, I had the same issue, its you, your pulling it down when squeezing that trigger, just keep shootin it, you'll get it....i did. Once I found out what i was doing wrong everything worked out. The problem with the snubbies is every small move, left or right, up or down, makes a drastic difference, just keep practicing.
 

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Don't worry about the finish. That holster is gonna take even more of it.
 

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That thing sure is a handfull with hot 357's in it !!

What do you think about the .22 ?
is it just hard to hold on to or does it hurt to shoot. i have been thinking about picking one up if i can find it.
if its painful to shoot then i may just go to the 22.r or mag.
 

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That thing sure is a handfull with hot 357's in it !!

What do you think about the .22 ?
yes the 357's are quite tuff on the hand, but absolutely love shootin 38's out of it, as far as the lcr 22 ??? personally i would pass, you would be better off with a markIII 22/45, better for distance, accuracy and a bit cheaper in price. The lcr's to me are for concealed carry, up close and personal self defense, but in a 22lr, not a real good self defense round, it just doesnt make sense to me.
Your call..
 

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I have both the 357 and 22LR version of the LCR. I love them both.

The DA trigger takes some getting used to. I have shot hot 357 loads and described the recoil as "kicks like an angry mule". I've learned to deal with it but I surely enjoy shooting 38 spl a lot more. I have zero issue with the Hornady Critical Defense 38 +P or Remington Golden Saber 38 +P that I have for SD, especially in my house. If I were carrying it in a situation where I desired a hotter load I have some 357 HP and some 158 grain JSP.
 

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I have the 357 and 22. I understand from other posts here that the 357 is sighted in "at the factory" for 158 grain bullets. I'm using 125 grain .38s for carry, and 130 gr for practice. Lighter bullets shoot low, in my case about 3 inches at 35 feet. I just compensate in my aim. I use lighter bullets to reduce recoil.

So far as the finish, it is a coating. Mine has a few places where the color is uneven, I guess you could call them small blotches. I know there will be holster wear in time, so they don't bother me. Especially knowing there is stainless steel under the coating.

I paid $439 plus tax and fees for my LCR-22, so under $400 is a deal. MSRP is $550 on them. I think you would enjoy having both, I do. My 22 also shoots low, but I think it's me, not the gun, and I'm working on it. I know I'm "pulling" on account of the heavier trigger pull, which is normal, it being a rimfire.
 

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The lcr's to me are for concealed carry, up close and personal self defense, but in a 22lr, not a real good self defense round, it just doesnt make sense to me.
Your call..
My thoughts exactly. +1
 

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yes the 357's are quite tuff on the hand, but absolutely love shootin 38's out of it, as far as the lcr 22 ??? personally i would pass, you would be better off with a markIII 22/45, better for distance, accuracy and a bit cheaper in price. The lcr's to me are for concealed carry, up close and personal self defense, but in a 22lr, not a real good self defense round, it just doesnt make sense to me.
Your call..
My thoughts as well. +2
 

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The LCR-22 is more for practice and training for the centerfire LCRs. Much less expensive to shoot. It can be fun on its own, though.
I never have understood the whole practice gun thing. The triggers and recoil are different between the two. It's not really a realistic practice IMO.

I don't knock anyone for getting one though. Gun manufacturers have done well by making practice guns. They sell really well.
 

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Agreed. Practicing with a .22 when you carry a .357 is like driving a ford escort to practice for a funny car race. Apples and oranges. Craziness. At minimum, get a .357 LCR And practice with mostly .38+p and switch to .357 at the end. Anything else, IMHO, leaves you unprepared at BEST.
 

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The main thing is that they are both snubbies. With such a short sight radius, snubs are hard to shoot well. Would you rather spend 3 cents a round, or 50 cents a round, becoming proficient with a snub nose?

Actually, my LCR-22 trigger is maybe 2 pounds heavier than the 357. And at their respective best distances with factory sights, 8 and 12 yards, they shoot about the same. There is considerable difference in the recoil, even with my shooting light .38s in the 357.
 

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The main thing is that they are both snubbies. With such a short sight radius, snubs are hard to shoot well. Would you rather spend 3 cents a round, or 50 cents a round, becoming proficient with a snub nose?

Actually, my LCR-22 trigger is maybe 2 pounds heavier than the 357. And at their respective best distances with factory sights, 8 and 12 yards, they shoot about the same. There is considerable difference in the recoil, even with my shooting light .38s in the 357.
I'll second that, although YMMV. As far as self defense, while not the optimal solution, I have zero issue with a LCR full of 8 stingers versus a spear and an intimidating battle cry. But again, WTFDIK. ;)
 

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.22LR is one of the most underestimated calibers...Anyways I just purchased a LCR .357 today for $439 plus tax myself. (was looking for a Glock but all sold out and the LCR had my eye for months now). I think a LCR .22LR will be a good next choice to help despose of my thousands of .22LR lol.
 

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LCR .357 xs front sights worked for me

I found my sight acquisition was slow with sotck sights. I switched to the xs Dot front sight and love it! I can pick up the sight picture quick.
 
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