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Ruger LCR .22 opinions.

Discussion in 'Rimfire' started by CJGarza, Jan 26, 2020.

  1. CJGarza

    CJGarza Member

    Sep 6, 2008
    San Antonio
    Does anyone have one of these? I’ve been looking at trading into one of these and wanted to see what everyone thought of these as a plinker.


  2. ldhunter1959

    ldhunter1959 New Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    Don't own one. Considered one as a 22 double-action option. Just a little pricey for what I want to use it for. Considering the Charter Pathfinder or the not yet on the market Taurus 942.
  3. Moonpie

    Moonpie U.S. Rifle M1 caliber .30 Lifetime Member

    Friends don't let friends buy Taurus.
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  4. ldhunter1959

    ldhunter1959 New Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    I don't buy that. I have thoroughly enjoyed shooting my Taurus 1911s (9mm). Not even a stove pipe in the many reloads and factory ammo I have shot through it. Don't know about their revolvers.
  5. kbaxter60

    kbaxter60 Hill Country State of Mind

    Jan 23, 2019
    Pipe Creek
    Ditto. I have used a Millennium Pro 9mm as EDC for years. Never had an issue and it eats any ammo I have tried.
    I think @Moonpie meant to say "...Glocks"
  6. Byrd666

    Byrd666 Flyin' 'round in circles........somewhere TGT Supporter

    Dec 24, 2012
    Hill County
    I like the one I've supposedly got. It's been reliable so far, though that's only been about 6-700 rounds. Double action is fairly heavy with a semi long pull. The Single action is fairly crisp with just a bit travel and a touch of creep. Definitely gums up after a while, so a wipedown doesn't, or, wouldn't hurt after 75 or 100 rounds

    It's ate all the Remington, CCI, and Aquila I've fed it without issue. Spent cases from all three have stuck in the cylinder on occasion, though that's usually after 70+ rounds through which I attribute to the ammo being dirty due to variance in location. I don't have the equipment to verify tolerance(s) either.

    Accuracy is good for a teaching or plinking tool. and it's quite fun to shoot.

    What I'm not a fan of though, is the grip is about 2 degrees off. I need to change my whole grip, grip angle, sight alignment, and trigger press to a different mindset for it. Even given those gripes about it, I'll still use it as a self trainer so I can reinforce the basics to myself. It makes me pay attention to, and concentrate on them.

    With the above being said, I need to see if I can't find that spot it fell out of my canoe that one day.
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  7. cb51

    cb51 Member

    Feb 8, 2017
    Georgetown Tx.
    OP, have you made a choice yet?

    If not, I bought a Ruger LCR .22 in early December and so far have a bit over 2,000 rounds through it. Zero malfunctions of any kind. Nada. Zip.

    It shoots right where its points, and the sights seem very well regulated for the ranges its used for. The trigger is heavy, but after 1,000 rounds it smoothed out very nice. It's actually a better trigger than my S&W 63 that I've had for a few decades. Butits a lot lighter and easier to carry and it does get carried almost every day.

    I don't know what Byrd is talking about, there is no hammer for single action shooting, its a shrouded hammer design. The Hammer is internal. The LCRx has a external hammer but is too big for pocket carry. This gun is my carry gun so concealed carry is what I bought it for. Its so easy to get all 8 rounds off in a few seconds and with no recoil they all are on target.

    I love my Ruger LCR .22. Get one, you won't regret it.
  8. studenygreg

    studenygreg Active Member

    Oct 7, 2015
    I'm interested to here how the ruger lcr is. I've been looking for a j frame. 22lr and havent seen one yet. Although I dont own or like polymer guns that much, I may tolerate a lcr in .22lr

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  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 Professional Troublemaker, and Dog Whisperer!

    Dec 15, 2019
    Deep East Texas
    I don't personally own one, but my father has the LCR in 357, and my brother has one in 38.

    Have shot both pistols. Both are EDC pistols. They do their intended jobs. A lightweight carry. Not the most attractive, but it does seem solid.
  10. BigTexasOne

    BigTexasOne Support gun control! Hit what you aim at!

    Apr 27, 2016
    Other than the heavy trigger in dual action mode, it's a delightful pistol. Mine is a 3" in 22 WMR and is more accurate than I am. it's a wonderful summer carry piece, it's so light. I've also got a .38 spl, 3 inch. Never had a single issue, of any kind, with either.

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