I also know there are thoughts out there about switching between different carry guns, but I practice with both of these firearms almost weekly and I've had no problems transitioning between the two. While I carry the SR9C in a Galco Cop Slot 3 Holster, a Triple K leather Inside the Waist Band (IWB) holster for the LCR from Ruger has been working well for me and doesn't seem to "print" through my clothing.
The LCR has been with the gals and I for about year now and it has around 750 rounds through it, and as I've said before... I don't like to review anything I haven't spent substantial time using. It shows some wear marks on the cylinder and the already light-feeling double-action trigger seems as smooth as glass. The Triple-K holster has some wear and scratches, but it has held up well, clips securely over my belt, feels very comfortable against the skin or undershirt, and stays open for quick re-holstering of the LCR if its something your worried about.
The little revolver is extremely light with the polymer grip frame and aluminum main frame with a stainless steel barrel insert. It is definitely a lot less weight than our Ruger SP101 (I did previously mention I'm a Ruger fan, didn't I?) While I won't waste your time with photographs of hole-filled targets, I will say that this snubby is as accurate as any snubby I've ever shot off-hand or off the bench. The recoil with .38 Special +P rounds is very manageable and quick pointing, firing, and follow-up hits on target are no problem... especially for "combat" or self-defense accuracy.
The grip is made for Ruger by Hogue and has a soft, grip-able surface with dimples on each side and a very soft, almost gel-like backstrap area that takes it easy on the palm and web of your hand while fitting comfortably in my larger hands. This firearm also provides a sure grip when shooting in the pouring rain and cold weather.
The easily indexed cylinder release competently lets the cylinder open for quick checking and reloading. The significantly fluted cylinder appears well made and up to the task presented by the Winchester PDX1s and Federal Hydrashoks.
Ruger's friction reducing cam trigger system makes for the one of the best out-of-the-box double-action trigger pulls I have ever run across and the cylinder firmly and securely indexes through it's rotation with each pull of the trigger.
This is the first Triple-K holster I've ever carried and it was purchased directly from Ruger. The LCR fits snuggly in the holster which is molded specifically for the contours of the LCR. You'll find the LCR's contours, specifically the trigger guard, do not let it share many tightly fit holsters made for the SP101 or S&W J-frames.
The trigger is fully covered, yet the grip is easily available for the shooter drawing the gun. The stitching and leather seem to be of substantial quality and thickness too. The extra leather "collar" around the opening keeps the holster open for re-holstering.
|(Photograph taken with remote, computer-tethered camera - Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction)|