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Old November 6th, 2011, 11:30 AM   #1
 
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LCR Grips

I've got a Ruger LCR in .357 and I got a Crossbreed holster for it. I have a Crossbreed for one of my other handguns and love the feel. The way this smaller size disappears in the holster is great, but after some time the grip starts to irritate and rub my skin. I'm looking for options, but there don't seem to be many for this model yet. First thought would be to get a set of wood grips from Eagle Grips:

Gun Grips | Rosewood Ruger LCR Secret Servic - Rosewood Ruger LCR Secret Service Grips | Gun Grips

The second thought would be to get the boot grip. Everything I read about the boot grips says the sides are smooth, but does that mean they still are slightly tacky? I'm thinking that if the side is still tacky, it will still cause that same irritation as with the OEM grip. I love the way that OEM grip feels in the hand, but not so much against my back. Thanks for the input!

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Old November 6th, 2011, 02:33 PM   #2
 
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It rubs your skin less that a bigger weapon like a baseball bat or a long sword of some type. Well, not that a baseball bat or sword will actually rub your skin but they will definitely rub your mind or someone else's mind.

We've found little comfort in our weapons in the last oh, what, 10,0000 or 20,000 years. I might be off a bit there but oh well.

What we have found in the few millenia is that once you choose a weapon you need to give it time, give it training, give it........ give it a reason.... give it reason.

Give it a constitution.
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I know what you mean. I have a bunch of different holsters for various pistols and each one of them has their qualities and weaknesses. My Serpa holster for my SR9 is killing my hip after a full day of use and I'm about done with this set up. My ankle holster from Unkle Mike is good but I have major issues with skin irritation and have not worn it for over a week to let it heal. Best option I have is my lcp in my front pocket. Hope you find something that works.
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Okay...now I want an LCR in .357mag...with a Eagle Rosewood grip!
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Topgear, I can see the Crossbreek doing that w/ the LCR std grip w/ finger grooves on it. The LCR Hogue boot grips are smooth on the sides...yes. BUT on the front & the rear - quite tacky IMO. I have small hands, so they were perfect. I had absolutely no issues w/ printing or losing my grip w/ +P .38 recoil. They didn't hang up on my shirts IWB, either. Those Eagle grips are quite pretty, though.

But I just traded my LCR for a GP100 on Friday.

Matter of fact, if you want for a new ankle holster, check out E-bay. I've got on one on there right now for $10 less buy it now than I purchased for it -

Galco AL300 Ankle Lite Ankle Holster for Ruger LCR | eBay
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Eagle grip looks beautiful. I suspect it may be kind of brutal with 357s, but if anyone tries it, let us know! I am (again) trying to make the boot grip work for me w/357s ... I'm not very recoil sensitive in general, but when I've tried before it's a true handful. I'm going to work on it for a bit tho and see if I can get used to it.

On boot grip, sides are smooth, not sticky (maybe not sticky enough?), front and back have small tamer panels. The standard Tamer grip is too big to conceal really well for me, regardless of holster (and I've tried too many). With standard grip harder for me to conceal than my 3" SP. I've considered stepping down to 38 +P, but I don't want to do that (a whole other discussion). Boot grip likely will work great for you in terms of holster and concealment. No promises on how it will feel w/357s, tho.
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Have you considered just wearing a T shirt tucked in underneath the holster.

That's what I do when I IWB my LCR, and I don't have any irritation.

Gotta admit it's not as exciting as new grips.
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I like the Eagle grips too...Different...
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Thanks for all the input, guys. I'm going to give the boot grip a try, especially since I found one for $17 shipped. If it still hangs up, then I'll consider giving the wood grips a try.

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Got the boot grip on and it looks and feels like it will do the trick. Thanks again, guys!

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Looks Good..!
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Boot grip for $17.00?

Where? I want one.
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I don't know if I can post direct links to eBay on here, but if you search for "LCR boot grip" on eBay the seller will pop right up. They are $16.99 buy it now with free shipping.

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Have you considered just wearing a T shirt tucked in underneath the holster.

That's what I do when I IWB my LCR, and I don't have any irritation.

Gotta admit it's not as exciting as new grips.
I was going to suggest the same thing.
A T-Shirt alleviates ALL of that.
Plus they save your shirts from sweat and wear so they last longer.
I try to purchase T-Shirts that are long so they tuck quite deep.
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I wear short sleeves (T-Shirts and Polo) nearly year round. Layering isn't something I would want to do. My shirts are baggy enough to wear over my IWB and not show. After wearing this boot grip version for the past few days now, I think I've found my solution.

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