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A few weeks ago my wife spent a week with her son....she came back with RG 10. .22 short, the gun looks new she said they shot it once at her sons place...My stepson gave it to her for protection, I saw it was made in East Germany during the early to mid 60's, said he got it when his grandfather died, seems he inherited quit a few guns anyway I don't like the way the gun feels or how the workings work...was told this is the original Saturday Night Special and many say its a dangerous revolver, I have to agree...anyone know about these guns....I told my wife we will just put it up for a conversation piece and she can carry my Rossi M68 for now, my Rossi was made around 1985 but I have kept it in great condition and has never been abused, works like a dream after I did a spring and trigger job on it, action is now close to S&W.....I plan on getting her a Rugar LCR .38 Special+P with a 3" barrel for Christmas...she held one at the Gun Shop when I picked up My SP 101 .357 mag and she like the feel the weight and the trigger pull, she said if she did get one w]she wanted a shoulder holster for carrying ..anyone know about these light weight LCR's...will they hold up with +P ammo or will that put a strain on the light weight frame.....she also looked at the Air weight S&W snub nosed .38 but liked the trigger on the Rugar better...which gun would yall recommend for a lady...I could do a little to the trigger to make it more smooth on the S&W or I can even have a gunsmith do a complete trigger job on it......I just want what ever she carries to be safe and sure she can handle it plus want to insure it will bring down a bad guy if she ever has to pull it...she can shoot .38's out my Rossi all day long with no problems so I aint worried about her being able to handle a .38 Special...not sure about +P's...will let her shoot the SP101 with some +P's at the range to see if she likes it......input greatly appreciated
 

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Yep, that RG 10 is a real piece of [email protected] My uncle once told me he had a .22 short but couldn't find any ammo for it. I told him I had some and to bring the gun and we'd try it out. What he brought was an RG 10. After inspecting it, I deemed it unsafe to fire. His was also an inheritance.

As far as a carry gun, I can't speak to the longevity of the LCR as I don't own one. I do however carry a snub SP101 like yours. Seems to me if she is going to be using a shoulder holster anyways, why not stick with what works. The extra heft of an SP would be negated by that carry method. No questions about the SP's strength or longevity.
 

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Yep, that RG 10 is a real piece of [email protected] My uncle once told me he had a .22 short but couldn't find any ammo for it. I told him I had some and to bring the gun and we'd try it out. What he brought was an RG 10. After inspecting it, I deemed it unsafe to fire. His was also an inheritance.

As far as a carry gun, I can't speak to the longevity of the LCR as I don't own one. I do however carry a snub SP101 like yours. Seems to me if she is going to be using a shoulder holster anyways, why not stick with what works. The extra heft of an SP would be negated by that carry method. No questions about the SP's strength or longevity.
I didnt even think of that.....I think the SP101 does come in a .38 special...I know the .357's would be a bit much for her....that gun would probably outlast us.....now to talk her into it. Thanks
 

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I'm not worried about longevity of my LCR357. I've seen reports of others shooting many thousands of rounds. Mine is only up to 500. I shoot 38+P out of the steel frame. If you get the aluminum frame, you may want to stick with standard pressure but there are good carry loads that aren't +P.
 

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I would recommend filing the firing pin down on the RG so that it can't be fired and just keep it as a "curio".

Obviously the .357 SP101 will also fire .38 Special just fine, unless you're a collector or like me have a "fetish" for .38 Special only Ruger revolvers, there is no reason not to get the .38 SP101.
 

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A 38 Special SP101 is a great little revolver that will deliver if needed. I might have bought the 38 Special instead of the 357 Magnum but I already had a 38 Spec Smith. I do shoot some 38 Special and some +p in my SP 101 but I do like the option of stepping up to a 357 Magnum Hollow Point (usually on poker night with the guys.)
 

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A RG is the only gun I ever threw away. Took a band saw to it, cut it in half and tossed it in the creek. That gun wouldn't hit anything from 3 feet away. Didn't want to sell a gun that crappy to anyone, so I tossed it.
 

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The RG is a POS. Also, punctuation is your friend!
 

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The 38 spl LCR with +P's will hold up longer than your wife will shooting it. Get her an SP101, smooth out the trigger some and she will be a happy camper.
 

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Tumbleweed, Here's what I did with a Rohm. This one happened to be a 38 Special but the quality was just as bad as a RG 22 Short. This turned out to be a gag birthday present for one of my shooting buddies. Yes, the firing pin was removed.

 

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Tumbleweed, Here's what I did with a Rohm. This one happened to be a 38 Special but the quality was just as bad as a RG 22 Short. This turned out to be a gag birthday present for one of my shooting buddies. Yes, the firing pin was removed.

That is known as a "corner shooter":p
 

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3482jl, Advertised as: Like new, fired just once by previous owner. Lifetime guarantee.
 

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It took me about 2 minutes to tell her that there was no way I would let her carry the RG much less take it shooting with us.....for now the Rossi will do her fine until we decide on what she wants...Told her I would rather see her carry my old 1930 something
Winchester Model 67 Single Shot .22 Short/ Long/ Long Rifle with 27 Inch Barrel, before I would let her carry the RG, I got lucky and an old preacher up here gave me the Winchester because I took care of his dog while he and his wife went out to the west coast to visit his son and family...said he got the gun when he was real young....he did take good care of it.
 

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Tumbleweed, Here's what I did with a Rohm. This one happened to be a 38 Special but the quality was just as bad as a RG 22 Short. This turned out to be a gag birthday present for one of my shooting buddies. Yes, the firing pin was removed.

Do you still have the rear sight blade from the RG .38.....looks like from the slot it may fit my Rossi even if I had to work on it a bit...I would buy the sight blade from ya.......I am gonna leave the .22 RG as it is because we dont have children anymore and its in a safe place....some guns I like just because the history around them, like my Rossi imported by Interarms in Alexandria, Virginia has some decent history around the Importer Interarms....the guy who started it was a gun specialist with the CIA during its formation after the war against Nazi's....he went on to form Interarms and was the largest Gun Dealer/Importer in the world for 3 or 4 decades....I read he was the force that teamed Rossi with Smith an Wesson to make the Model-68 which was made on S&W Machines under supervision of S&W.....they aint worth much today..basically they cost the same today as they did in the 80's for one in good condition.....that little information plus Alexandria being my home town and the Rossi being my first and only Hand Gun until the purchase of my Ruger last Thursday makes my Rossi special to me.....no way I could ever see myself selling or trading it.....we use to buy our guns from Interarms then step out their back door and shoot em next to the Potomac River....they guy that owned Interarms was really cool...his daughter went to school with us...and there is a whole other story that involves her...shoots boyfriend at dinner table and is convicted and sentenced to 60 days in the City Jail....cant help but think his position in the CIA may have helped when she was sentenced :cool:
 

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Tumbleweed, Sorry, I gave it to a friend for a gag birthday present as noted above.
 

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The LCR is made for +P. The 3" LCR is a nice piece. Should be good for thousands of trouble free rounds. If that's what she likes, get it for her. She will be well armed with a very reliable handgun! My EDC is a KLCR .357 Magnum. It shoots so good I have retired my Smith J frames, and semi retired my SP101 2.25 " !
 

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The LCR is made for +P. The 3" LCR is a nice piece. Should be good for thousands of trouble free rounds. If that's what she likes, get it for her. She will be well armed with a very reliable handgun! My EDC is a KLCR .357 Magnum. It shoots so good I have retired my Smith J frames, and semi retired my SP101 2.25 " !
I am considering one of the .357's in that model for the extra strength even though she would not be shooting anything more than .38+P's......the extra money is worth it for me when it comes to my family....as soon as I get her a new gun I think I am gonna find a good smith and have my Rossi re-blued and then retire it...I love that .38 Special..very good shooter and highly accurate...I have read some people knock them old Rossi's but when it comes to them I wouldnt buy nothing but one of the Interarms Rossi's...I think they are of S&W Quality...just a bit rough around the edges but that can be worked out like I did mine and its been a great gun 30 years no problems that a good cleaning never fixed
 
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