Range Report - Ruger LCR .357
Sold my Glock 36 (terrific gun, just redundant for me) and picked up the Ruger LCR .357 at a gun show over the weekend. For a while now I've wanted a pocket gun with some wallop.
The Hogue grip is excellent. I love their grips and have them on 3 of my guns. I put 50 rnds of .38 FMJ through it. Not surprisingly it was a pussycat with this load. Very little recoil and very accurate. Then I went through 50 rounds of .357 FMJ. Also not surprising was the much nastier recoil with this round but not as bad as I expected. Huge muzzle flash that's typical of a magnum snubbie.
When taking my time in between shots I was able to put the rounds pretty much wherever I wanted to at ranges of 22-25 ft. (I practice pistols at what I believe to be more realistic ranges of 10-30 ft.). Very tight groups.
I was pleasantly surprised with the results of my double-taps. With the .38 I could get off 2 accurate shots in about 1/2 a sec. while the .357 was more like 3/4 of a sec. With the exception of a couple of strays, every round hit the 6" target (also in the 20-25 ft range).
My only gripe is that I would have liked to see a night sight on it. I've ordered a Trijicon to remedy that issue. One of the .38 +P models that Ruger offers in the LCP comes with a night sight but for some odd reason the others don't.
Overall I'm very happy thus far and I plan on carrying it tonight to work.
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