The LCR22-the Perfect trainer

The LCR22-the Perfect trainer

This is a discussion on The LCR22-the Perfect trainer within the LCR Discussion forums, part of the LCR category; My favorite 22.cal plinker and Trainer is the LCR22. Actually just might be my favorite of all guns to shoot. Just love it immensely.For one ...

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  1. #1 The LCR22-the Perfect trainer 
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    My favorite 22.cal plinker and Trainer is the LCR22. Actually just might be my favorite of all guns to shoot. Just love it immensely.For one it is a perfect trainer . I shoot on a Regular basis, typically twice a week at indoor ranges. Go the the Outdoor range about three times a month. Last year I had about 37 orders come in from Target Sports, of which I am a Prime Member. Would use those orders for shooting and would stock pile as well. Presently have about 15,000 rds of 9mm and about 4,000 of 380 as well as other calibers and Shotgun ammo.

    But ammo is expensive and now, 9mm is in very short supply and very costly. So what to do? Use 9mm 380 sparingly and shoot the snot out of 22.cal.
    So why the LCR 22? Because training with the short barrel gun can hone the Point and shoot skills tremendously. It hones the skill of shooting DAO which is the only triggers I will EDC. It teaches the shooter to be fast and quick. Training the eye is important as training the trigger. Constant fast action point and shoot skills aregreatly increased. I have gotten to the point that I do not on most occasions even use a sight. Do not need a back sight, (have blackened out all of them on other EDC guns).

    I have shot pocket guns on a religious basis for over a decade. I laugh when someone says they are just "Gut Guns" or for close range shooting. No need to shoot often or use as a range gun. I say BS. If you are going to carry a LCP then learn to get proficient with one. Shoot them often. Get to the point that you can do rapid fire HEAD SHOTS at 15 yds. You can do this, but it takes time, it takes diligence and it takes commitment and money.

    If you cannot shoot a firearm for a minimum of 200 rds per session, then get another firearm that you can. I love the DAO. And the pocket guns that are are the safest way to Carry.

    DO NOT go to the range with a Pocket gun like the LCP and do the same old garbage of going to the line, taking your time, Aiming for Bullsey and then squeezing the trigger slowly. What a waste of ammo and time. Learn to shoot fast and quick. The LCR22 is just a great trainer. Invest in one to supplement your training.

    AND please to not tell me a 22.cal is not a good trainer because of recoil. What malarkey. Recoil simply takes your eye off target. That is the point of POINT and SHOOT, to be able to get on target or other targets fast.

    God Bless the Ruger LCR22. Learn the DAO.

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    I agree on the LCR22 as a very good trainer. For me they are a good way to practice and get some range time. In my older years I have really taken to shooting rimfire and find it a somewhat inexpensive way to spend additional time shooting after centerfire practice.
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    I have the now out of production S&W .22LR model 317 with the 1 7/8" barrel. Three reasons I like it better than the LCR .22 is because I can shoot it single action, tho the hammer is rudimentary (LCR has a .22 with an exposed hammer but it has a 3" barrel); I can remove the grip and tape it instead (I can't do that with the Rugers) which makes it much more compact in the pocket; and 3, even with the grip on it is much lighter than the LCR.

    S&W still sells the model 317 but only the version with a longer barrel, which is actually a much better all around gun except it is not pocket sized.



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    That's a photo from the internet not mine. Note that S&W likes to display the pretty side, not the side with the lock on it.
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    w, I would love to have a S&W .22LR model 317 with the 1 7/8" barrel. Have not seen one for sale for awhile now. I love my S&W 642 in .38spc. The LCR in .22LR is a good choice as well. Next on my list is a LCR in .22 or .9mm for training. We have a LCRx in .22LR and that thing is one of my favorite range tools. Problem is all the LGS's here are out of stock. Anyone with a 317 new or older models will not sell them because they love them. The one LGS that has stock has wait lines out the door for ammo and firearms. My search continues to append a LCR. rick
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    Quote Originally Posted by rclark28 View Post
    w, I would love to have a S&W .22LR model 317 with the 1 7/8" barrel. Have not seen one for sale for awhile now. I love my S&W 642 in .38spc. The LCR in .22LR is a good choice as well. Next on my list is a LCR in .22 or .9mm for training. We have a LCRx in .22LR and that thing is one of my favorite range tools. Problem is all the LGS's here are out of stock. Anyone with a 317 new or older models will not sell them because they love them. The one LGS that has stock has wait lines out the door for ammo and firearms. My search continues to append a LCR. rick

    They discontinued that model years ago. They still sell the 3" model 317, and they have another very lightweight 1 7/8" .22LR, model 43C. Here it is, available at Buds at the usual exorbitant S&W price. It is, however, double action only and a little heavier than the old 317 besides. It seems that they have a variation without their idiotic lock, but naturally that one is out of stock.

    https://www.budsgunshop.com/mobile/product/61748/
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