Skip to comments.It's Official - The Ruger LCR-22 Is Released
Posted on 12/18/2011 6:54:30 AM PST by marktwain
Ruger just posted this on their website which makes the LCR-22 official:
Ruger Introduces the LCR in .22 LR
December 16, 2011
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to announce the new Ruger® LCR-22, an eight-shot revolver that offers all the features of the award-winning LCR®, chambered in the popular and economical .22 Long Rifle cartridge.
"The LCR has proven its worth since its introduction in 2009, and has become an extremely popular compact revolver for concealed carry," said Chris Killoy, Ruger Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Our customers asked for a rimfire LCR for low cost practice at the range, and the LCR-22 fills that need. Furthermore, this gun disputes the notion that small-frame, rimfire revolvers come with heavy trigger pulls; the LCR-22's non-stacking trigger pull is highly manageable. In fact, we believe the LCR has the best trigger pull of any factory double-action revolver on the market, and we urge our customers to visit their retailer and try it out for themselves," he concluded.
The newest LCR maintains all the features of the critically acclaimed original LCR. The 1-7/8" barrel and eight-shot cylinder are constructed of stainless steel, and the cylinder is highly fluted to reduce weight. The frame is machined from an aerospace-grade aluminum forging, and the fire control housing is molded from rugged and durable glass-filled nylon. The fire control system utilizes Ruger's patented friction reducing cam that provides a uniquely smooth, non-stacking trigger pull.
For more information on the new LCR-22 revolver, or to learn more about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger firearms, visit Ruger.com or Facebook.com/Ruger. To find accessories for the LCR-22 and other Ruger firearms, visit ShopRuger.com.
The spec sheet is below:
(Excerpt) Read more at onlygunsandmoney.blogspot.com ...
I have never understood the need or use for a .22lr snubbie. Especially a double action with a 7lb trigger pull and a 1 7/8” barrel. Some will say it’s good and cheap for practice, but $400+ will buy a lot of cheap 38spcl ammo for more useful variants. It is a poor choice for self defense, targets or plinking. Maybe (I say maybe) it would be OK for snakeshot.
Appears to be a well-engineered firearm. I agree, it would be a great addition to my pack, the weight is incredible and a brick of ammo would weigh very little. I may need to go fire one when they arrive at my favorite 2nd Ammendment center.
NOT enough BANG for the BUCK!
—need it in .44 Special—even a five-shooter would be okay—
Ditto. Pretty much a useless gun for the $.
I do like the idea of a concealable being so light and small that you can almost forget you are carrying it, but the trade off is often a little gun that will spank your hand something terrible at the range. That is why I like my Berretta Tomcat 3032 that followed home a few years ago. It has a flatter profile and a bit lighter than this 22LR, and its a no pain shooting experience. But this revolver would be a nice simple to operate gun for my wifes purse.
I have been looking at differnet 410 guage shotguns and I think you can use the same ammo in 410 revolvers
I think that would be great smaller shotgun for indoor home defense (withouth blowing major holes in strctural walls)
Is that Santa test firing it?
$525 suggested retail
Baretta .32 auto pocket pistol $329 at Academy Outdoors harder hit, faster reload, smaller.
Buy a .38 SPL Chief’s model for same or lower
Just NOT a good deal.
it uses 410 gauge shotgun shells
Its intent is to provide a low cost way of practicing. It fits the bill nicely.
You are right. We have a High Standards stub nose, 9 shot .22mag with a 1 inch barrel, double action. The pull through is pretty hard but up close and personal it gets the job done. Much better weapon. But you can hardly find one anymore.
I would not waste my money when I can get SW stubbie in .38 special for around $400 or a Bersa .380 for $299.
--I have a 5-shot .44 Special--only advantage the Ruger would have would be size--
22 mag is a far different round than the 22lr and while not the best SD round, it if far better. I have a couple 22wmr handguns, one four inch and one 5 3/4 inch. I also had a 22lr snubbie years ago...... it was near useless for me.
I dunno, a jogger’s hush puppy with subsonic 22shorts?
It enters the head but does not come out, bouncing in the brain for a sure kill.
You are mostly right, but I think the 410 handguns may be better than pepper spray at those close distances. Certainly very painfull. As for snakes, I can buy snakeshot for any of my handguns.
It looks like they just took a Ruger .38 and added in a barrel insert and new chamber. I don’t see a big market for a .22 that tops $500 when there are so many similar options out there sub $200.
Pahh, they'll sell like Ice Cream Sandwiches on a hot July day.
A very, very, large segment of the gun-buying public.
What makes you think they will stay at $500? I’d do the same thing, nail all the eager adopters for the big bucks, announce a sale in a few months....
“22 mag is a far different round than the 22lr “
Agreed. I would not bother having one. I have one of those new Keltec PMR 30’s on order for a target shooter/plinker. Its a semi auto .22 mag with a 30 round magazine. It only weighs 19 oz fully loaded and no kick.
Just make sure your wife is the one that picks it out.
My wife surprised me a couple of weeks ago. She had always expressed comfort using a revolver because they are simple and easy to operate. I took her to one of the local Ruger dealers with full intention of purchasing an LCR in .38 SPL for her. We ended up walking out with an LC9!
Gun-Tests magazine has just listed the PM-30 as one of the best guns of the year, but alas, I live in CA and can't have one.
I do not see many other .22 revolvers that weigh less than a pound. The ones that I do see cost as much or more, like the .22 Ladysmith, which is also an 8 shot.
If you are talking small semi-autos, then there are a number, but the .22 is not as reliable in semi-autos. Plenty of .25, .32 and .380 small, light semi-autos, but they are not .22 caliber with all the advantages of cheap and light ammunition.
If you want a .22 revolver that is very light and high quality, this is one of a very few.
Kel-tec .380 loaded with hollow points. Way smaller than this Ruger.
Don’t even know it’s in my pocket.
I just bought a S&W Bodyguard with built in laser. Love that little gun and it was @360.00.
Looks like NOBODY actualy read the excerpt, let alone the linked article.
Thanks for the heads up on the Keltec PMR 30.
I just did a little searching and found a youtube video, firing Keltek 30, 90 rounds in 25 seconds:)
--sometime I want to see somebody else fire one of those---
I’d dirty, double-dog dare someone to fire that. I’d even hold their beer!
I think I would be afraid to pull the trigger
why would you fire it once and set it somewhere?
I do not have one yet- I just think it looks cool
I love my pum 410 for home defense- i can see laying a bad guy to waste and not having too much damage to the drywall behind him
.22 practice ammo 4 cents a round. .38 practice ammo, 24 cents a round. 20 cents a round difference. In only 2,500 rounds of practice .22 ( I used to do that much in a month) you have paid for the revolver.
This is also why people who are serious about pistol practice tend to be reloaders. You can get the price of a reloaded .38 special down to 10 cents a round.
does anyone know what the laws are for ‘mkodifying’ your shotgun?
I would love to see a 410 double barrel sawed off on both ends but how much can you cut off and be legal?
You wouldn’t have to fire it. Just level that thing at anyone and they are crapping all over the place like a puppy dog.
“I just did a little searching and found a youtube video, firing Keltek 30, 90 rounds in 25 seconds:)”
Yes, that video rocks. LOL!! Be forewarned that the PMR 30 is on deep backorder. I have been waiting since last Oct and I am now up to number 16 on a list of 360 at Impact.com. Most of the online sites won’t even take an order. Keltec is shipping 500 per week to 30 distributors so I figure Impact is getting about 1 weapon a month. At this point I have been waiting so long I’m just going to tough it out. At some point I’ll get it. I cannot wait to get some range time with it.
“does anyone know what the laws are for mkodifying your shotgun”
Minimum barrel length is 18 inches or else you have to get a class 3 license for a short barreled weapon. Under 18 inches you are in violation of Federal law.
And overall length has to be 26 inches or more. I know this law makes absolutely no sense now that the Supreme Court has ruled that the Second Amendment affirms a right to a loaded pistol in common use to defend yourself. It only made sense if it were the precursor of registering and highly regulating pistols in anticipation of banning them.
Now that pistols have been taken off the "ban" table by the Supreme Court, the prohibition on short barreled rifles and shotguns is nonsensical.
It will take a politician with foresight and courage to remove this archaic absurdity of "progressive" assaults on the Constitution, but the case is straightforward and would be rewarded with immense support.
Wow, you got a real deal. From the review quoted below, the MSRP is $625, a hundred dollars higher than the Ruger that we are discussing.
"The Bodyguard 38 with the laser sight is nearly half that at $625. Thats real value to the consumer. Whether as a Get-Off-Me! gun or a backup for another carry gun, the Bodyguard 38 gets two thumbs up from me."
Great little .380..
I love mine...
And I carry a Bobcat as a backup with this round. It has just about
as much lead as a .32. Very effective at close range.
Thanks for clarifying that you were talking about the .380 auto and not the .38 revolver.
That brings this to mind......:)
Have you looked into the Hornady 45 grain critical defense in .22mag? Sounds like it’s made for the PMR30:)
Impact.com sends me to a bag company. Is there a secret portal to get in to guns:?
“Now that pistols have been taken off the “ban” table by the Supreme Court, the prohibition on short barreled rifles and shotguns is nonsensical.”
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