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Ruger LCR 357 vs 38 special

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I shot my Ruger LCR today with 38 special, the gun is surprisingly very accurate with 38 special ammo, I shot 5 rounds with the 357 magnum and my jaw dropped, the sounds and the recoil was unbelievable , my hands are all red and hurting after 5 rounds only...
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Nice pics! :cool:

How would you compare the recoil between regular .38 Special, .38 Special +P, and .357 Mag? Is the +P closer to the Mag or the regular special?
I got only one comparison, regular target 38 special vs Winchester 357 hollow point. If you been shooting 9mm its like comparing 9mm to 22 caliber and 357 45 caliber with this small gun, it's no fun at all. Maybe with gloves I can tolerate it a bit.
The LCR is a handfull with the full house 357 loads but not unbearable. I admit the first time I shot mine with 158 grain full power loads I said Aw-S*** but after shooting it a bit and adjusting my grip it became easier to handle. Still not a gun I will recommend to the feint of heart but I wanted a small lightweight gun with some punch to carry and it fits the bill nicely.
I'm pretty sure I can handle shooting 357, it's just not practical, a 38 special hollow point will do serious damage already compare to my 9mm..
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