Third Range Report: Ruger LCR in 9mm

The Armed Christian

Since I initially purchased the Ruger LCR in 9mm I have been on a quest (obsession?) to determine why the recoil on a higher pressure round (9mm) seemed lighter than the .38 Special Ruger LCR I own. I have tried changing the grips to match but that had almost no impact on the amount of felt recoil and the 9mm still won the light recoil crown between these two (almost) identical revolvers.

So, this time out I was able to not only match the grips (both factory tamer grips) but also the ammunition. On a recent shopping trip I found some reasonably matched ammunition to use.

For the .38 Special I picked up a box of CCI Blazer Brass ammunition. This is loaded with125 Grain bullets that, according to the manufacturer’s specs, are launched at 865 Feet Per Second and carrying 208 ft/lbs of energy. For the 9mm load I…

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