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Old December 14th, 2016, 07:25 AM   #16
 
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Although I don't have any real experience with the 3" version, I can surely recommend the LCRx. It shoots +P with a kick, but nothing as serious as my Bond Derringer! It is probably the best all-around modern snubbie available. (my opinion, of course!) I'd say the light weight for carry, plus concealability, and plus convenience, makes it first-rate, not to mention it is an innovative Ruger product. I have to say, I do like the looks of the 3", and it should be a nice trail or camp gun in any case.

I have tell you that the trigger has to be experienced! You get a $400 gun, and all that practicality in one package! Let us all know which way you go with this!



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Have had one for sometime now, couple of years. It is an excellent trail revolver for sure. Depending on the time of the year works as a cc revolver, by this I mean what your clothing needs are. Now there are a lot of detractors for sure, but one thing I never thought of entering it in a beauty pageant. For those carrying 2" 357s, do you shoot it at least monthly with your normal carry loads, by this I mean 357 loads. I use different handguns for cc, but I shoot them monthly or more with full throttle ammo, 45 acp, 9mm, 38 sp. and 32 S&W Long. The latter is my most concealable revolver and smaller than any Ruger, It's an old S&W I Frame 6 shot 2" revolver . Yes it is a mouse gun to some, but at 7 yds. I can put 6 98 gr. JHP or LRN rounds in the head when most might get 2 or 3 shots off with a 357 snub. Did learn some things from 30 years as a LEO and 14 of those years as a firearms instructor. Oh yes, my preferred CC fire arm is a 1911 in 45 acp. Practice< Practice with what you carry as much as possible,, it does work carrying a 357 with mag ammo and practicing with 38 wcs.
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LCRx 3&quot; Opinions needed

As far as CCW goes, if it's not too large for you to comfortably conceal I think you'll like it. The full size grip, big sights and longer sight radius make it a joy to shoot compared to a snubby.

I really like mine although I don't carry it due to its size.




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I really like mine although I don't carry it due to its size.
That's a pretty telling statement. My impression is that a 3" barrel LCRx would be a great outdoorsman's gun, bedside table gun, or fun range plinkin' gun.

If the mission is to carry IWB or deeply concealed and the OP wants to "reduce recoil" then I think I'd lean toward the smaller but heavier .357 LCR and shoot 38s out of it. Just my opinion.
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I've got both an LCR snubby and an LCRx 3". I consider the LCR a pocket gun and carry it often that way in a DeSantis pocket holster. The LCRx 3" is definitely not a pocket gun, but IWB carry shouldn't be much of an issue. I got the LCRx 3" as a house gun for my wife - she has a hard time with the snappy feel of the shorter barrel LCR, but likes the trigger pull. The longer sight picture and the larger grip of the LCRx 3" makes it easier for her to control, and the trigger pull is pretty much the same as the LCR. And she has the option of pulling the hammer back to reduce trigger pull even more.
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I just like the idea of being able to pull the hammer back if you need to.
Hey, I'm with you! Call me old fashioned.
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That's a pretty telling statement. My impression is that a 3" barrel LCRx would be a great outdoorsman's gun, bedside table gun, or fun range plinkin' gun.



If the mission is to carry IWB or deeply concealed and the OP wants to "reduce recoil" then I think I'd lean toward the smaller but heavier .357 LCR and shoot 38s out of it. Just my opinion.


Agree 100%


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I've shot the 3 inch model, and it's a very nice revolver.

However... I recommend that you watch Hickok45's video on it on either YouTube or Full30.com. He also kinda likes it, but... he asks an excellent question: what's it for?

I found I agreed wholeheartedly. I had a hard time figuring out a purpose for the gun. You may find you have a need for a gun like it. If so, you will be very happy with it.
I saw that video and it struck me as odd since he always says his favorite carry revolvers are 3" although he likes shrouded or bobbed hammers. I carry a JFrame 38spl daily and is surprisingly accurate but would jump on a LCRx in 9mm if they make one.
It would seem to fit the bill for a all around carry gun in 38spl as is.
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3" LCRx

One of my favorite handguns. Carry OWB in Mitch Rosen leather holster when I upland and waterfowl hunt. So light I don't even know it is there.

Great shooter and very comfortable grips. Would like to carry my 3" SP101 but it feels like an anchor compared to the LCRx.

Just waiting on Ruger to make it in 22LR or 22WMR for my next revolver purchase.
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OR in .327 Federal Magnum.

A little more barrel for more velocity, and a bit more heft for
the hottest of .327 Magnum loads.

I think I'd carry one if they offered such, at least as a belt gun.

Like others have commented, the option of having the hammer
for a single action shot is nice.,
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Just waiting on Ruger to make it in 22LR or 22WMR for my next revolver purchase.
I had a snubby LCR in .22WMR for a short time - double action trigger pull was over 16 pounds. The LCRx might be better if they ever make one, but I would suggest you be sure to handle one to see what effort is needed for pulling the hammer back and also for firing it double action. I got the LCR for my wife because she is recoil averse, but she couldn't pull the trigger and keep the gun on the target!! Got her a Taurus 941 which does have a hammer like the LCRx (and also a 16+ pound trigger pull in double action), but she had a heck of a time getting the hammer pulled back - so much so that I thought it was unsafe for her to shoot because she couldn't keep the thing pointed downrange.

The problem is obviously the heavy trigger spring needed to light off the rimfire cartridges (I think the .22LR version of the LCR is about the same trigger pull as the .22WMR). I tried putting in a lighter spring, but had a lot of no-fires, so just decided to get rid of both the LCR and the 941.
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I had two LCR's also the .22 Magnum LCR and my Ruger LCRX snub. My first purchase was the LCRX I still have this fine little revolver. The .22 Magnum LCR yes I sold my why just as swmp9jrm states way way to heavy of a trigger pull I should have known this would be this way because of the rimfire caliber needing a heavier trigger pull for the rimfire round. My thoughts is why is Ruger taking its fine time with the LCRX & LCRX 3 in just .38 Special?? I like the idea of a .357 & 9mm in a LCRX design be I would be all over one much more in a .327FM because then you have 6 shots vs 5. The .327 FM is a very powerful ctg especially in the 85-100 grain jhp offerings
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That's a pretty telling statement. My impression is that a 3" barrel LCRx would be a great outdoorsman's gun, bedside table gun, or fun range plinkin' gun.



If the mission is to carry IWB or deeply concealed and the OP wants to "reduce recoil" then I think I'd lean toward the smaller but heavier .357 LCR and shoot 38s out of it. Just my opinion.


I agree 100%.
I love my LCR 357.
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Yes, a .327 KLCRx for 2017.

Those LCRx revolvers that I've handled had great triggers
on them.

I also liked the longer, non finger groove stocks.

For a person wanting a belt or shoulder gun in the superb
LCR envelope, the LCRX, or hopefully KLCRx would fit the
bill perfectly.
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I agree 100%.
I love my LCR 357.
Me Too. Its a hammer with the 357's, but a shoot all you bring in 38's
kinda gun.
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