Sweet new toy! I have the .38 and the LCP, both are well built pistols. I have been looking at the .357 and may even consider trading in the LCP to get one. I appreciate your report as I have been curious how much it would kick. The +p is quite manageable so I figured the .357 would not be to much worse.
I thought about putting a Crimson Trace laser on the LCR, but it is for close up work so why bother? Rather use the money to buy more ammo and practice hitting what I want with no assistance :) I agree the Houge grips are really good on the LCR and that was the final reason for not getting the Crimson Trace. they are much harder and the soft rubber is what makes the LCR so comfortable to shoot. Even that gun would be a bit much without the Houges
Have fun and give us a follow up after a few hundered rounds. Thanks again.