I just wanted to make this post due to what I have read online about the Ruger LCR. I was in the market for a new carry piece recently and was looking at many different makes and models. I do a lot of research before I purchase a gun, and many of the reviews I watched and posts I read gave the LCR a great rating, but there were a few issues that almost kept me from making the purchase. The first issue is of cutting on the frame. I have not experienced any frame cutting at all. In the 300+ rounds I have shot out of it, the frame still looks like new and there is just no damage. I was shooting 158g Winchester 357. I will say, however, this is not a gun I just slam round after round through. Once I have put 25-30 rounds through the LCR, I let it cool off for a bit and shoot something else. The second part is that recoil is hard and the polymer frame won't hold up. First the frame is not polymer. The frame is aluminum and it is covered with some kind of coating. the grip and finger guard portion is polymer, but I think I have about the same chance as breaking that part of the gun as I do the polymer portion of my Glock 21. Recoil is sharp but manageable. It kicks straight back and most the force is absorbed in the palm just right under the thumb. Honestly the thing is so accurate for a snubby and so fun to shoot, I really don't notice it much, but after about 30 rounds I want to let the gun and my hand cool down. The last portion is that the cylinder is too thin and sometimes brass gets stuck. The cylinder holds up great. I did get brass sticking for about the first 60 rounds. The first 25 stuck so bad I had to get my car keys out to lodge the brass out. After which I used a little oil and shot some more and the thing broke in nicely. I no longer get sticking issues, though it is still a little tight and requires a good nudge to get the spent brass out now. Overall, this is a great carry option. I have a tamer grip on it and put it in my front left pocket. I use a De Santis holster and frankly this thing is more comfortable than my Little Kel-Tec .32acp. It's light weight and for the price it is definitely worth looking at.