Recoil factor of three LCR's

Recoil factor of three LCR's

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    You might find this interesting. Here is the recoil factors of three LCR's. Notice the recoil of the 357 is double that of 9mm and 38+P, which by the way are very close in comparison. The 357 has a heck of a lot of recoil for such a small package. I have not shot 38 spec through the LCR, but would imagine it to be very tame as the 9mm which I own is fairly mild. The 38 would be lighter to carry and I wonder how the 22wmr would be for someone that just cannot handle recoil at all. Like my 85 year old mother. I know that Honady has a defense round for the gun and the LCR in this cal. will hold 6 rounds as opposed to 5.

    357 19.47 ft-lb - Standard Free Recoil Calculation
    9mm 7.27 ft-lb - Standard Free Recoil Calculation
    38+P 7.16 ft-lb - - Standard Free Recoil Calculation
    22 Mag 0.43 ft-lb - Standard Free Recoil Calculation
    327. 7.13 Note, this round is reported to be extremely loud. Be careful.
    Pic has been taken down but go to this link below.


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    Thanks for sharing the recoil info with us. That's great chart that shows three of the most popular rounds all on one chart.
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    Added ruger lcr 327. recoil fact 7.13

    I am really leaning to getting a new Colt Pocketlite, Recoil Factor:4.99 ft-lb and a grip that beats all others out there. Sig is about equal or better, but subjective.

    http://www.genitron.com/Handgun/Colt...Auto/Variant-1
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    I couldn't find a 9mm LCR locally... but was able to trade into a NIB .327) 100 grain Speer Gold Dots as well.
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    However I like LCRs so a 9mm version might be in the works for me as well in the New Year.

    Diamond Pro LCr grips on order. They worked well on my SP-101 to tame recoil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clarkston_CZ View Post
    I couldn't find a 9mm LCR locally... but was able to trade into a NIB .327)
    100 grain Speer Gold Dots as well.
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    However I like LCRs so a 9mm version might be in the works for me as well
    in the New Year.

    Diamond Pro LCr grips on order. They worked well on my SP-101 to tame
    recoil.

    Congrats on your LCR, I think you are really going to have fun with this revolver. I enjoy shooting and this is one of my "fun guns". Something I just love to take to the range. If you decide that the Like the gun, then you may want to invest in the 9mm as it is so much less expensive to shoot. I even reload some "light" rounds for some friends that are just beginning to shoot. Makes shooting the gun very pleasant. I also love the Diamond Pro. It really does help with recoil. Have fun! Life is good!
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    I don't your circumstances or want to tell you what to do...but as a retired cop who has seen many things, IMHO an 85 year old that is not already familiar with handguns and the self protection mindset should probably not get one.

    Two things come to mind: #1 would/ does she have the mental strength to actually kill someone at 10 feet, and #2 if she not willing to do #1 in a mentally sure short time frame she will have the gun taken away and used on her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davevabch View Post
    You might find this interesting. Here is the recoil factors of three LCR's. Notice the recoil of the 357 is double that of 9mm and 38+P, which by the way are very close in comparison. The 357 has a heck of a lot of recoil for such a small package. I have not shot 38 spec through the LCR, but would imagine it to be very tame as the 9mm which I own is fairly mild. The 38 would be lighter to carry and I wonder how the 22wmr would be for someone that just cannot handle recoil at all. Like my 85 year old mother. I know that Honady has a defense round for the gun and the LCR in this cal. will hold 6 rounds as opposed to 5.

    357 19.47 ft-lb - Standard Free Recoil Calculation
    9mm 7.27 ft-lb - Standard Free Recoil Calculation
    38+P 7.16 ft-lb - - Standard Free Recoil Calculation
    22 Mag 0.43 ft-lb - Standard Free Recoil Calculation
    327. 7.13 Note, this round is reported to be extremely loud. Be careful.
    Pic has been taken down but go to this link below.


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    I would be curious to see those numbers with the 'short barrel' .357 versions out there. I had a good phone conversation with the folks at Corbon about exactly that issue with my .357 LCR. They "recommend" their .38+P DPX, which is tested and optimized for 2" barrel revolvers. .357 has more power, but its benefits are less than optimal below 4" and recovery for followup shots is harder depending on the user. I am curious to test Buffalo Bore's advertised low flash short barrel .357 rounds though.

    From their website: BUFFALO-BARNES LEAD-FREE Tactical 357 Mag Low Flash-Short Barrel
    125 gr. Barnes XPB @ 1225 fps

    Our tactical 357 mag. ammo generates less felt recoil and blast (flash and noise) than our Heavy 357 mag. loads and as such is a better choice for those carrying light weight short barreled revolvers. This is still a full powered 357 mag. load, but allows for faster follow-up shots and greater shooting comfort.
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    I shot my NIB .327 Federal Magnum LCR today. .32 H&R was soft shooting. the 100 gr. Gold Dots were about like a 158 Grain +P with a little zing on the tail end of the recoil. I shot with both earplugs and electronic earmuffs.

    I can see why some guys, (esp. older guys) like the .32 H&R Magnum.

    I did get a few sticky Gold Dot cases after firing the lead SWC (Federal) .32 H&R Mag, so that might have been the lead acting up.

    Given the fact that the .327 Magnum load didn't have nearly the recoil of any Magnums out of my old LCR .357

    The soon-to-arrive Diamond Pro grips will probably tame the recoil a bit.

    All in all, I think that the right .327 Magnum load will serve me well. Having that 6th-shot might be a life-saver for myself or someone else one day
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clarkston_CZ View Post
    The soon to arrive Diamond Pro grips will probably tame the recoil a bit.
    I just ordered a set of those for my snubbies!
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