...TTP, are you referring to the LCR in .38 (13.5oz empty) or .357 (17.1oz empty)...both weights with magazine...big difference? Also, much depends on your physical stature. A 6' - 200lb person may be comfortable with either the LC9 or LCR for pocket carry in loose pants, whereas a 5'9" person at 160# (me) would not. I don't own either, but my little Taurus UltraLite at 19oz loaded is not good for pocket carry.....too wide and heavy. The .38 LCR is about 13.5 oz and add 2.6oz for the 5 rounds. The LC9 is at 17.1oz and add about 3oz for the 8 rounds. Five rounds of .38spl weights almost as much as 8 rounds of its little brother 9mm. They are essentially identical when weighing .357 (five) vs 9mm (eight). I don't pocket carry my Kahr PM9 due to weight...size is OK. IWB/OWB for the LC9 or LCR will work nicely for the average sized male, but most will struggle with pocket carry. This is just my opinion and other members may have a different take on the issue.