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Old 08-24-2012, 04:36 PM   #26521
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Your comment addressed my question. I was about to ask if it was DAO, because I know that the LCR in .38 is DAO. I agree with you about being able to pull the hammer back and plink.

I'm hoping that RUGER will make the LCP in .22.
I bought one of the Ruger SP101s in .22 about a year ago. Nice gun and it does have the SA option, but it weighs a lot more than the LCR and is bigger/bulkier too, with the 4" barrel and adjustable sights. I think that the LCR would be very sweet with decent sights and a SA capability. I'd buy one in a heartbeat if those features were part of the package.
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:50 AM   #26522
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Had my hands on one a couple hours ago. Didn't shoot it, but was encouraged to buy it by the shop owner
SUPER light. Stainless cylinder w/ lots of sculpting to remove weight. Besides the cylinder, no exposed metal, all was plastic. Metal barrel insert. The plastic was decent, had a little molding flash. I didn't dry fire it, so i can't speak about the trigger. But the cylinder release was very smooth and the lockup solid.
I wasn't in the market for a revolver, I also thought it was overpriced, $429. Did bring home a SR22 though Report on that this weekend maybe.
I went the other way. I went for an SR22 and came home with the LCR. I'd agree that it seems overpriced, at least until you compare it to a Smith. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate Smith revolvers as much as the next guy, but I just wanted something to work on my DA trigger pull.

Haven't shot it yet, but I'm hoping that happens this week. I'll post a report if anybody is interested.
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:39 AM   #26523
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Got some new shoes for the Model 66-2, just a bit smaller than the factory target grips



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Old 08-25-2012, 09:07 AM   #26524
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Now that I have my hk tactical working properly, I've got a hankering for a SASS, since there is a nice outdoor range that a friend of mine who is a member invited me to check out. I've read all the web reviews, but does anybody have firsthand experience either with a LaRue OBR, a KAC SR25 EMR or a LWRC REPR. If you don't understand the initials, don't bother to reply :) .

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Old 08-25-2012, 12:22 PM   #26525
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I went the other way. I went for an SR22 and came home with the LCR. I'd agree that it seems overpriced, at least until you compare it to a Smith. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate Smith revolvers as much as the next guy, but I just wanted something to work on my DA trigger pull.

Haven't shot it yet, but I'm hoping that happens this week. I'll post a report if anybody is interested.
Now that makes some good sense, getting an LCR in .22 to work on DA skills. It would be a great companion gun for an LCR in 38/357.
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:29 PM   #26526
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Now that makes some good sense, getting an LCR in .22 to work on DA skills. It would be a great companion gun for an LCR in 38/357.
That's why I would like to see an LCP-22
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:00 PM   #26527
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Now that I have my hk tactical working properly, I've got a hankering for a SASS, since there is a nice outdoor range that a friend of mine who is a member invited me to check out. I've read all the web reviews, but does anybody have firsthand experience either with a LaRue OBR, a KAC SR25 EMR or a LWRC REPR. If you don't understand the initials, don't bother to reply :) .

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Old 08-25-2012, 07:11 PM   #26528
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Bought a Savage .17 HMR with the accutrigger today (cabelas, $190 OTD )- thinking short range varment up to coyote...

The stock is cheap but sturdy enough I think- needs paint, I'm thinking tan. Any specific opinions as to teh type/brand of said color application?

Also posted in the rimfire thread, sorry for being redundant, again.
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:13 PM   #26529
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Now that I have my hk tactical working properly, I've got a hankering for a SASS, since there is a nice outdoor range that a friend of mine who is a member invited me to check out. I've read all the web reviews, but does anybody have firsthand experience either with a LaRue OBR, a KAC SR25 EMR or a LWRC REPR. If you don't understand the initials, don't bother to reply :) .

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I went LMT MWS but have not had time to wring it out. Looks cool sitting in the safe though.
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:56 PM   #26530
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I went LMT MWS but have not had time to wring it out. Looks cool sitting in the safe though.
Love to hear a range report, when you break it out. It also happens to be on my list. What scope do you use?

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Old 08-26-2012, 03:33 AM   #26531
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Love to hear a range report, when you break it out. It also happens to be on my list. What scope do you use?

David

I have not decided what to put on it yet. I might just throw my Leupold Mark AR on there for now.
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:35 AM   #26532
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Now that I have my hk tactical working properly, I've got a hankering for a SASS, since there is a nice outdoor range that a friend of mine who is a member invited me to check out. I've read all the web reviews, but does anybody have firsthand experience either with a LaRue OBR, a KAC SR25 EMR or a LWRC REPR. If you don't understand the initials, don't bother to reply :) .

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The LaRue's are nice, but pricey. The reality is that no matter how good you think you are, the rifle is probably better than you. Thankfully I was reminded of this just before I was about to shell out $3k on a SASS. That being said, I'm not a sniper by trade, but I work with a few. On a range trip last year, DPMS had two of their SASS systems out, one in 5.56, and another in 7.62. The shooters were able to make them perform just as well as their personal rigs.

So I went with the DPMS LRT-SAS in 7.62. It is a lot of fun and I love it. However, with the cost of ammo these days, I wish I had gone with their Mini SASS in 5.56. The 5.56 is much cheaper to shoot, and I rarely shoot more than 600m myself, so the 5.56 would have been the more prudent choice.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:56 PM   #26533
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Shot the Ruger SR22 this weekend. Nice gun. Teaching a rookie how to shoot. This is an ideal gun for that, and will hold up well as they progress. 3 of us put about 300 rds thru it, brand new out of the box. Zero issues. None. Nada.

I was impressed.

20 yards, sites were right on and easy for the rookie. I thought the trigger was ok, kinda heavy. But I had been shooting my worked MKII, so not really fair to compare. Double action was loooong and steady. Single action had a long lead, then a sharp break. Not bad.

Very easy to field strip and clean. Not like my $#^&@ MKII

Only minor grip I can muster is the magazine. Just a hair wider than a single stack, so you end up staggering the rims of the shells as they drop in. If you pull the follower to far down while loading, the shells get stacked up funny. Trick is to pull it down just enough to get the next shell in, no problems once I figured that out.

Too bad I had to give it back! Rookie claimed it and promised to let me 'borrow' it when I visit!
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:58 AM   #26534
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For years I've thought I'd like to have a gun, but always found better things to spend my money on. Then, my daughter started to show an interest in learning to shoot, so I started looking.

Bought her a Savage mkII .22 LR. And a friend of mine who is a cop found a nice deal for me on a lightly used FNP-40.

It's fun to shoot and fits my hand nicely. Super easy to tear down and clean. More aggressive recoil than I expected, but it's controllable.


The Savage is inexpensive and simple to use.She loves her little rifle, even though she still needs to grow into it a bit. The bipod does the trick.
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:03 PM   #26535
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Is is just me or are Walther PPK and PPK/s getting hard to find these days. Almost no one I talk to has one in stock.
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