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Ruger LCR revolver snubbie EDC

Cameron says, “This is my typical ‘pants and a t-shirt, running to town for a few hours’ loadout.” See all of his gear at Everyday Carry . . . edc everyday carry

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  1. Is it just me or does carrying a 1.28 inch thick revolver and two reloads seem less concealable and less practical than carrying a .9 inch thick semi with one reload?

    • Not just you, but much respect if he shoots that with full house 357 – the LCR is an absolute bonecrusher on both ends of the muzzle.

      • He doesn’t specify the ammo, but it looks like either Remington Ultimate Defense or Golden Saber 125 grain .357 Magnum, judging by where the crimp is. There is a lot more bullet showing on the .38s in those two brands.

        • Bingo on the golden sabers, you have a good eye. The gel “tamer” portion on the boot grip makes them doable, but clearing a cylinder is a labor of love.

      • I have one. It stings, but I wouldn’t call it a “bonecrusher.” Personally, I only carry it with .38 +P, but I imagine if I was defending my life, I’d be distracted from the .357 magnum recoil.

        • Yeah exaggerating a little with “bonecrusher”, but a box of 357s through mine put a nice bruise on the palm of my hand. Of course I work in an office so that might not mean much.

      • “Of course I work in an office so that might not mean much.”
        I work with my hands outside a lot and my little .357 LCR leaves my hand feeling like horse stepped on it after shooting full house loads. But it hurts so good I keep shooting em anyway.

    • I used to own a Beretta Nano that was less than an inch thick, with no external feature to snag. I also own a S&w 642. I still have the 642. It’s weird, but the j frame conceals significantly better than the nano.

      I also own a full size USP 45 and a 627 pro series. Guess which one is easier to conceal? The big ole’ N frame. I think most of it is that only the cylinder is large. The frame and barrel are extremely thin, and even the grips don’t protrude as much as a semi auto. Carrying at 4 o clock, when sitting in the car the revolvers are more comfortable as well.

      • Internal hammer revolvers such as the 642 also seem shaped to pull out of a pocket more smoothly; semi-autos seem to hook into the fabric at the rear of the slide. And, of course, they don’t absolutely need to clear the pocket to fire without jamming.

    • I carry mine with just one speed strip, but honestly, I’m not expecting to have time to use the speed strip in an emergency. I’m not preparing to fight a gang war with a 5-shot .357, and I plan accordingly.

      I find J-Frames and Ruger LCRs much more comfortable to carry on the belt or in the pocket than a 9mm sub-compact, because raw maximum thickness/height/length measurements simply don’t tell the whole story. The LCR is round everywhere. It simply conforms to my body and my pocket much better.

      Also, I live in a pretty rural low-risk area where a revolver is more practical. It’s nice to be able to quickly swap out the next round for snake shot, for example.

    • I have tried to pocket carry small revolvers AND mini 9mm’s. The revolvers more organic shape is way easier to conceal.

  2. The main part of that carry setup I won’t duplicate is the knife. It’s a purty knife, but it’s $230 or more. I’m just too careless with my knives and too hard on them. I use them as actual tools, and I’ve lost them out in the field before. I don’t want to be kicking myself because my $230 knife is lost somewhere out in the mud where I’ll never find it.

    • I carry two knives, one for a up close last ditch self defense and one to beat on and cut and pry. The defense is a $250 microtech similar to above and the “beater” is a kershaw ken onion. The beater has been with me almost 7 years…and still in decent shape…the Microtech is a 05/14 dated ultratec, thats probably been fired 1000+ times and is still ticking. Love me some knives too….

      • I want one of those knives but the fact that carrying it is a crime in my state, a felony IIRC, keeps me from getting one.

        • Is it just OTF knives you can’t have, or any automatic knife?

          I’m grateful I do live in a state that puts no restrictions on either the guns or knives I may carry.

          Personally I’m not down with OTF knives, just gimme a fixed blade or my Balisong for a defensive knife.

    • Full disclosure – I carry the Ultratech as more of an offensive EDC blade. For “using” I have many others, but typically fall back on my Benchmade RSK. I carry it on duty (ems) because I can’t carry a gun but we’re allowed as many non-fixed knives as we please. Of course I don’t advertise that I have it on me… my leatherman is what people see me use for polite tasks on duty.

      My philosophy is that I have no problem carrying my guns that are worth 800/500/300, so it’s not a huge deal to me to carry knives worth 250/150/80.

      The Microtech is also far less fragile than you’d imagine. It’s a real knife.

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