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Old December 13th, 2016, 08:51 AM   #1
 
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LCRx 3" Opinions needed

I am very much considering a 3" LCRx as a ccw gun and would like some opinions both pro and con from those that may carry it on a daily basis or at least shooting it often.

I've come to realize that while semi-auto pistols are great I really tend to lean toward the reliability of a revolver. As such have any folks here run into any issues with their LCRx pistols? I was thinking about perhaps the 1.87" barrel model but I have a feeling that may have a good deal of felt recoil when compared to the 3" model.

I'd appreciate any and all opinions.



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Old December 13th, 2016, 09:01 AM   #2
 
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I can't comment specifically on the "x" version, but I love LOVE my LCR .357. Granted that love decreases a little when I'm shooting .357s but with a good .38 spl + P it is downright pleasant to shoot. I haven't had a single issue, nor to I expect one to occur. I did lose some skin off the webbing of my thumb when I spent a day shooting 125 gr. .357s but that's because I was being stupid.

It conceals well (for a revolver), and for a snubby it's pretty darned accurate. Of course I recommend short barrel .38s as the primary load, but to each their own. The trigger is like butter and I have become a trigger snob now, having owned the LCR for some time.
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I've come to realize that while semi-auto pistols are great I really tend to lean toward the reliability of a revolver.
Agree with you wholeheartedly on that point.

Can't help with knowledge about the 3" LCRX, but looking fwd to reading the replies to your question. Gave the 3" LCRX a good look last time we were in a LGS, looks sweet.

Own the 22LR and 327 LCR. Very satisfied with both.
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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.
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Ok good point what's the LCRX3 for really more of a trail/hiking gun. My main CCW revolver is my Ruger LCRX snub .38 Special +p. There are plenty of great .38 special loads to choose from. Great trigger pull both SA/DA a advantage over the standard LCR! This is the model I suggest you go for! Mine has the Hi-Viz front sight but you can also get a big dot tritium front night sight. Good luck hope this helps!!
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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 keep thinking I need one and just when I am about to go out and buy one, I read something like this and think, what will that gun do that my LCR .357 won't? And then I talk myself out of buying one.
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I too have had an itch to get the LCRx but have not done so yet. My reasoning behind the thought was that a 3in barrel would help in the accuracy department.

But in reality, I think if I ever had to use a carried snubbie in self defense, it'd probably be at such close range that an extra inch on the barrel won't make much of a difference.
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3 ich precludes pocket carry carry but 3 inch is no problem on iwb or belt gun and much less muzzle flash than a 2 inch
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The LCRx3 would be for CCW when I am in a state that allows me to carry as my home state does not.

I was considering the 3" model because I will carry IWB other than being a little easier to conceal is there any other advantage to the 1.87" barrel model?
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other than being a little easier to conceal is there any other advantage to the 1.87" barrel model?
That's pretty much it. If you get the DAO version, it opens up pocket carry as an option. That's my jam.
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I think it would be a dang near perfect trail and backwoods gun *if* it was chambered in 357. If and when Ruger sees fit to offer it as such I'll probably buy one for that exact purpose and keep my LCR357 for urban situations.
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I think they are a really cool idea. The extra inch would definitely improve accuracy of the shooter. I can't carry in Hawaii and the shortest distance at my range is 25 yards. I like to hit my target and the 1 7/8" barrels are tough at 25 yards. A 2.6 or 3" barrel makes things much easier.
Yea, it's a neat gun. I want one too.
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I have a S&W 60-4, 3" 38 spl. I don't carry it, but do enjoy shooting it with my 112 gr wadcutter reloads. I've seen the 3" LCR and think it's just plain ugly!
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Have to agree the LCRX3 is ugly such a high front sight blade. But its a effective design that can be used OWB, IWB, but I do not recommend it for pocket carry!!! The concept of all Ruger's LCR revolvers has been very successful I can say I like mine. Cannot say its better then other guns but a effective revolver what what it was designed for basically thats the LCRX meaning simply SA/DA either way a great trigger pull and smooth action. Nuff said!!!
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I just like the idea of being able to pull the hammer back is you need to.
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