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gaxman 09-02-2014 06:17 PM

Picked up my first Revolver
Ruger LCR .38 Special ($399 OTD)... Just ordered a ankler holster for it. It will be a backup most of the time, but it might be my only cc at times. Any recommendation on a IWB holster?

Nomad, 2nd 09-02-2014 07:42 PM

Yea.... Get a uncle mikes size 4 pocket holster.

Logarius 09-02-2014 07:54 PM

Never go wrong with a 38. Not to start a calibre war. Just love it in a snub. Make sure to feed it snub ammo to cut down on muzzle flash.

christopher126 09-02-2014 09:03 PM

congratulations on your first wheelgun. i wish i could find another reason to buy more

ranger56528 09-02-2014 10:35 PM

I use the Triple K IWB holster but also like the BIANCHI model 77 for OWB witch I do more of.

Big Blzn 09-03-2014 12:10 AM

What are the gloves for? Please tell me you don't wear them around town on a daily basis. The snubby I like lots. Need to rent one at the range. How do you like it when shooting?

SRH78 09-03-2014 12:43 AM

For IWB, I am partial to the leather/kydex hybrid holsters.

gaxman 09-03-2014 06:29 AM


Originally Posted by Big Blzn (Post 6871604)
What are the gloves for? Please tell me you don't wear them around town on a daily basis. The snubby I like lots. Need to rent one at the range. How do you like it when shooting?

LOL...No I don't wear the gloves daily. They were in my bag when I took things out and snapped the pic. Shooting it was a blast...I have to get used to only having 5 rounds.

doczeus 09-03-2014 07:26 AM

Congrats on a fine EDC piece!

Can't speak to the Ruger's carryability, but they have a fine reputation......

I carry a S&W Airweight .38 Special +P, or a Bodyguard .357 Magnum, every day, irregardless of any other, heavier-caliber weapons I might carry.....

My personal choice for snub revolver carry is a Galco V-Hawk IWB holster:

I love the Humpback Snubbies, they are snag-free from a pocket-draw, and can still be cocked for single-action, longer-range shooting, too.....and they will SURPRISE you, how accurate they can be at long range, if you do YOUR part!

Try some different types of ammo, to maximize the versatility of your snub .38.....get some standard HP self-defense load(s) of your choice, but add-in a few boxes of target wadcutter ammo (hollow-base wadcutters are the best), for light-recoil practice, and a FINE small-game procurement round, that will be more than adequate in a pinch, or just to test your skills!

Enjoy it Safely! A range report would be nice, let all of us know what types/brands of ammo your new LCR likes! I've been pondering a purchase of one myself......

The Snub-Packing One......

Nomad, 2nd 09-03-2014 07:29 AM

Almost forgot.... Get these:

gaxman 09-03-2014 03:03 PM

@doczeus - Thanks for all the great tips...I'll post a range report with pics soon.
@Nomad, 2nd - Already ordered a couple...Thanks!

surfcast 09-03-2014 05:50 PM

Congrats with the new purchase I am sure you won't regret that purchase

pfflyer 09-03-2014 05:52 PM

hey, good choice !! I carry a Taurus 85 a lot!! a couple suggestions, use self defense ammo, try the alien holster for iwb, can't beat the price or fit!! for otw, which I prefer, when possible, I love the fobus paddle,$15.00, easy on and off, I won't use ankle holster, too slow to access, heavy on ankle and sucks to run with one attached!!, Imho anyways!! good luck!! stay safe and alert!!

elmojo 09-03-2014 06:29 PM

I got rid of a Smith 686 (?) In 357. Had a gunsmith that I respect explain to me that the bullet leaves the short barrel before the powder is burned. Sticking with a 4.5 " bbl but hard to find in a cc weight.

ancient christian 09-03-2014 06:30 PM

Congratulations. I've been itching to get one of these for a while. Was just waiting to get my conceled carry permit but I got it a couple weeks ago. Can't wait for the range report. Enjoy.

Shocky1352 09-03-2014 06:35 PM

Great little revolver. If you ever intend to pocket carry it, the Ruger boot grips give it a more compact profile in the pocket. Good luck with it.

outdoorsman 09-03-2014 06:42 PM

I really like white hat holsters. Reasonable in price and made in America.

jsbcody 09-03-2014 06:54 PM

I can really recommend the Side Guard holsters:

sarky 09-03-2014 07:07 PM

I really don't understand why 38 special revolvers are even still made. A .357 will be only slightly larger (cylinder length) and gives you the option of either caliber.

DPeter67 09-03-2014 07:11 PM

I too just picked up a new .38 snubby
Bought a Taurus 85b2. Online it looks like the b2 is +p, but my SN on is a 1990 model, and online all I read is don't do +p on anything older than "95".
Any recommendations for standard pressure HP ammo for a snubbie?
This is my first wheel gun, love my auto's.... I couldn't pass up the deal...

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