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I am buying an LCR soon and am wondering what the best caliber would be for EDC
38 special, 9mm, 327 Fed Mag and 357 mag are all available but I don't know which would be the most practical for an EDC/pocket gun
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>>54675491
38spc +p for a pocket wheel gat
357mag is obviously going to give you better damage, but the recoil in pocket guns is more than most people are ok with.

t. 357 scandium j-frame owner
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>>54675491
Get the .357 mag and shoot only .38 in it, preferably wadcutters. But .357 and .38 are fucked now price wise.
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.38 special and .327 fed mag will probably be most practical for an LCR
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>>54675511
>>54675512
>>54675516
38 special is the cheapest model and the ammo is readily availible
None of my LGS had any 327 fed mag and 357 mag is expensive right now
If I pickup the 38 special, what rounds would you recommend for a 2" barrel?
A lot of reviews say the snubby barrels gimp alot of velocity
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>>54675664
Honestly man if I have to recommend an EDC it would be either a Sig P365 or Glock 42/43 or something more than an LCR. I have two revolvers and love them but if you're actively chasing the best performance possible, snubbies aint it. You will lose a fair bit of velocity yes, but the pros of .38 special from a snubbie aren't terminal ballistics at all. You can probably pick up some spicy .38 special +Ps online really easily, I haven't checked which hollow points expand the best.
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>>54675491
I'd get it in 9mm. Cheaper ammo, and acceptable performance out of a snubbie. Certainly no worse than a typical .38spl load. Just gotta use moonclips
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>>54675688
Wouldn't advise that. They jump crimp all the time in 9mm.
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38 special. bullet technology is so good right now that calibers that used to be considered marginal to good are now good to excellent
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>>54675491
Get the .357 variant even if you carry 38. It's worth the extra heft and you can shoot .357 through it if you want. It really isn't that much heavier, but it feels more heavy duty when shooting.
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If you're getting a meme revolver you might as well get a .327. Airweight snub .357's are just too retarded.
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>>54675491
9mm. Moon clips are amazing for quick reloads.
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>>54675491
The LCR is a solid carry gun. Been carrying one for the last 3 years
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I'd get it in 9mm because moon clips are awesome.
2nd .38 spl because it's essentially 9mm in a larger package.
.357 I wouldn't buy because actually shooting .357 from a snubby is a pain in the ass and for what purpose would you get a .357 only to shoot .38 from it? all you get is a ring of fouling in the chamber. total waste.
.327 would be neat if availability were good, but it's not.
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>>54676383
Basically this, but I'll add:

Firing real mag loads out of a snubnose is extremely uncomfortable. But, it provides real ballistic benefits if you put in the training to get used to it. In 9 cases out if 10 I'd recommend getting a 38 spl snubnose but if you feel safer with 357 mag, it can be done with a snubnose and it can be done well.
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>>54675664
If you're gonna IWB or pocket carry then get the the snubnose model

t. own both the snubnose and 3 inch barrel model.
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are you buying an LCR because of the dumb things you've read on here?
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>>54675491
LCR vs airweight, which should I get?
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>>54677956
The only time I ever handled an LCR, I was horrified. Awful trigger, squishy plastic controls, and more cylinder play than I was comfortable with.
I know a lot of people like LCRs but I knew it wasn't for me literally the moment I picked it up
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>>54676383
>it's essentially 9mm in a larger package
it's basically a .380ACP out of a snub until you get into +P loads, at which point the whole argument gets retarded and the answer is always "why bother, 9mm subcompacts exist at a 3rd of this price".
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>>54675491
357. First three cylinders have 38, last two have 357 in case the 38 wasn't strong enough.
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>>54678959
People who use mixed ammo are fucking retarded
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>>54678019
>"why bother, 9mm subcompacts exist at a 3rd of this price".
People like revolvers anon
It's better to shoot what you're comfortable/trained with than the most tacticool high speed low drag carry option
Also revolvers tend to have a lot less noticeable printing when carrying, but that's the main objective reason to consider a revolver vs a semi auto that I can think of
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>>54675491
its all the same shit out of a tiny cuckvolver with a 1" barrel. get whatever is cheapest to feed, so 9mm.
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>>54675491
The LCR has a polymer upper and two types of lowers. The aluminum lower is 4oz lighter than the steel lower, something that matters for most people innapocket. The aluminum ones come in 22lr, 22mag and .38, while the steel versions are. 357, .327 and 9mm.
I recommend the 22lr or 22 mag version. The 22lr holds 8 shots and the 22mag holds 6. The recoil of the .38 is pretty harsh and 5 shots is kind of a bummer. Demonstrative concepts guy rocks the .22lr with federal punch and it seems like a decent option for a get off me pocket gun.
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>>54677956
LCR is often considered the better revolver. Better trigger, pinned front sight, recoil gel insert in the grip, no Hillary hole.
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>>54680550
whats so good about a pinned front sight?
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>>54675491
9mm.

>available
>equivalent to 38
>full moon clips are a feature, not a bug
>you don't want to shoot 357 in this thing

Stick with standard or +P for ammo. +P+ is not pleasant.

>>54675780
Ask me how I know that you've never shot one of these, anon. Actually, given the lack of knowledge your comment suggests, I'm not even sure that you've seen a picture of one.

>what is cylinder length vs. COAL
>what is crimp jump distance after 4 shots with +P+
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>>54680550
>Better trigger
the what now? LCR has one of the most awful triggers I've ever handled. it's squishy and the reset is horrible.
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>>54680515
Rhett (Demonstrated Concepts) is why I have the LCR in an PHLster Enigma. Fantastic carry set up and I'm sure some .22LR Federal Punch to the face would deter an attacker. It's nice having 8 rounds over the 5 I had in my S&W 442 .38SPL. Airweights as you mention are challenging in centerfire calibers, and I was willing to accept that and get good, but I just enjoy (and can easily afford) shooting the .22LR LCR on the regular.
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>>54681656
I wish I could put my S&W 442 trigger in my Ruger LCR, but I'm learning to accept the LCR trigger. I think the LCR trigger is better than a bone stock 442 trigger, but it's not as good as a 442 trigger that has the APEX EDC kit installed.
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>>54675664
These: https://www.luckygunner.com/lounge/tested-federal-hst-38-special-p/
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>>54679061
Get a gen 1 Shield in 40 and a 357sig conversion barrel so you can shoot the 50gr liberty civil defense ammo and put a leupold deltapoint micro on it.
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>>54679061
>Also revolvers tend to have a lot less noticeable printing when carrying, but that's the main objective reason to consider a revolver vs a semi auto that I can think of

Revolver advantages:
>no chambering/unchambering the same ammunition every day for months
>instant read on chamber state
>gun cannot be bound up by close contact with clothing or people (assuming you did the right thing and got a concealed hammer model)
>the gun sits higher in the waistband and the grip protrudes fully, providing superior draw characteristics
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>>54682198
>357 sig
Yeah no.
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>>54682267
Are you gay? Do you not want soft armor blind ammo that overcomes human tissue elasticity threshold?
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>>54682401
>meme terms
I bet you’re a fat ass who couldn’t do 10 pull-ups to save his life. Try hitting the gym instead of being such a fucking nerd.
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>>54682417
Lmao no I just like high velocity bottleneck pistol cartridges. Here's my Glock 40 in 9x25 Dillon with a 7.25" barrel shooting handloaded 68gr lehigh XDs around 2400fps. I can carry 91 rounds appendix.
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Anyone try HKS speed loaders in a .38/.357 LCR?

I already own an SP101; one thing I really like about it is that the speed loaders clear the grip easily. So it’s my fastest revolver to reload.
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>>54675491
.327 is great but rare. Very good but hard to find. If you can't find the .327 then just get the .38.
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>>54675491
I have a .38 Spl +P, but if I had to do it over again, I would get the .327 magnum version for that extra round. Amazing carry gun, though. I carry daily in a pocket holster. The gun is as light as a potato chip, and I often forget it's even in my pocket.
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People saying get the .357 mag variant and shoot .38 Spl out of it are retarded. The whole point of the .38 Spl version is tha it is 4 ounces lighter. The difference between a 13 ounces revolver and a 17 ounce one doesn't seem like much, but it is.
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>>54683302
I am disappointed Ruger couldn’t cram 7 rounds into the .22 magnum version. .22 magnum seems kind of pointless seeing as the .327 meme model also holds 6, and the .22lr holds 8.
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>>54683317
At that point you may as well get an SP101.
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>>54683329
Yeah, that is lame. The .22 mag version should be 7-8 rounds. They fucked up.
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>>54683340
Agree. If I am shooting .357 magnum, the last thing I want is an LCR. People often forget, that perceived recoil to the shooter is linearly correlated to the weight of the gun. So a 5lb rifle in .308 recoils twice as much as a 10lb rifle in .308. So a 25 ounce revolver is going to feel like half the recoil of a airweight revolver that weighs 12.5 ounces. Science, my nigs.
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>>54675664
>.38 special
>readily available
Pick one.
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>>54676255
How? 38 special barely kicks as is, even from those small guns.
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>>54682198
>imagine min/maxing this hard, still failing at the min/maxing, and not even being a high level shooter to begin with.

And don't even lie to me that you are, anyone who knows anything about shooting stops trying to do these silly min/maxing plebbit autistic load outs and they just CC something comfortable and simple.
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>>54675664
158 gr LSWCHP +P (FBI Load), classic LE load from when they all carried revolvers. Buffalo Bore has some that they claim 1000 fps in a snubnose barrel, which is pretty impressive. I just handload mine.
148 gr LHBWC, another classic load, meant for target use but due to the bullet design of a wadcutter, it's pretty effective against people as well. Very light recoiling.
In general, most .38 jacketed hollow points are not that great (besides the Federal HSTs another anon posted about), so my view is to just use cast bullets instead, ideally soft lead with the LSWCHP
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>>54675688
9mm revolver ammo is priced, or you gotta crimp.
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>>54675491
I wish 327 was more common. Thought boomer arthritis would create demand, but they'll probably end up converting to 22lr, saying it's "just as good"
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just get a glock. 6 rounds isnt enough
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>>54675491
I had the 327, great gun, gave it to my mom because it can shoot 32 h&r and also 32s&w long. The full power 327 magnum loads were too heavy for her, but she loved the 32 longs. I also already have a 357 revolver so I can shoot as much 38 as I want. If you don't already have something that can shoot .38 special, you should get that, but the 327 is awesome. I also handload, so the ammo scarcity of the 327 wasn't really a hindrance.
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>>54684240
Nigga the Gen 1 shield is tiny
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>>54675664
Get the 357 model, it’s got a stainless frame, it’s a much better gun. Then you have the option of .38 or .357.
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>>54683239
They work okay, but I found the ruger loader works better for me for the lcr. The hks loader is kind of tight and doesn't line up perfect.
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>>54684240
>be like me and use things that are outdated so you can feel smugly superior!

are you one of those people who ONLY use bad guns in videogames?



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