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It's Official - The Ruger LCR-22 Is Released
onlygunsandmoney ^ | 16 December, 2011 | John Richardson

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 ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Education; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: 22; banglist; lcr; ruger
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Pictures and specs at the site. I want to see a variations with four and six inch barrels. What a great backpacking firearm that would be!
1 posted on 12/18/2011 6:54:33 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

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.


2 posted on 12/18/2011 7:07:29 AM PST by umgud
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To: marktwain

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.


3 posted on 12/18/2011 7:09:11 AM PST by RobertClark ("Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: marktwain

NOT enough BANG for the BUCK!


4 posted on 12/18/2011 7:12:42 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: marktwain

—need it in .44 Special—even a five-shooter would be okay—


5 posted on 12/18/2011 7:17:54 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: umgud

Ditto. Pretty much a useless gun for the $.


6 posted on 12/18/2011 7:20:23 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: marktwain

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 it’s a no pain shooting experience. But this revolver would be a nice simple to operate gun for my wife’s purse.


7 posted on 12/18/2011 7:25:26 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: goseminoles

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)


8 posted on 12/18/2011 7:26:56 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: marktwain

Is that Santa test firing it?


9 posted on 12/18/2011 7:28:48 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: marktwain

$525 suggested retail
No Way

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.


10 posted on 12/18/2011 7:29:35 AM PST by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com -- Twitter @KingCorey_Com)
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To: rellimpank
what do you think of these?

it uses 410 gauge shotgun shells

11 posted on 12/18/2011 7:30:03 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: harpu

Its intent is to provide a low cost way of practicing. It fits the bill nicely.


12 posted on 12/18/2011 7:38:42 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: umgud

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.


13 posted on 12/18/2011 7:40:26 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Mr. K
Funny. That looks just like my bedside home defense weapon.
One small negative about the Judge though. That cylinder that is long enough to accommodate a 410 also gives a .45 round a 1/2 inch or so to wobble before it enters the rifled barrel. Not much of a problem at the normal gunfight distances, but out further it could be.
Even so it is my weapon of choice for home defense.
14 posted on 12/18/2011 7:43:05 AM PST by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: Mr. K
--IMHO, the .410/.45 is sort of silly when using shotshells, although very popular with the folks who get one, fire it once , then set it somewhere--

--I have a 5-shot .44 Special--only advantage the Ruger would have would be size--

15 posted on 12/18/2011 7:43:22 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

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.


16 posted on 12/18/2011 7:44:06 AM PST by umgud
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To: umgud

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.


17 posted on 12/18/2011 7:45:03 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: rellimpank
--IMHO, the .410/.45 is sort of silly when using shotshells, although very popular with the folks who get one, fire it once , then set it somewhere--

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.

18 posted on 12/18/2011 7:47:42 AM PST by umgud
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To: marktwain

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.


19 posted on 12/18/2011 7:50:21 AM PST by mnehring
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To: goseminoles
Ditto. Pretty much a useless gun for the $.

Pahh, they'll sell like Ice Cream Sandwiches on a hot July day.

20 posted on 12/18/2011 7:53:21 AM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: rellimpank
...although very popular with the folks who get one, fire it once , then set it somewhere--

A very, very, large segment of the gun-buying public.

21 posted on 12/18/2011 7:55:34 AM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: mnehring

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 posted on 12/18/2011 7:58:38 AM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: umgud

“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.


23 posted on 12/18/2011 8:00:15 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: NavyCanDo

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!


24 posted on 12/18/2011 8:03:06 AM PST by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
I have one of those new Keltec PMR 30’s on order......

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.

25 posted on 12/18/2011 8:04:20 AM PST by umgud
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To: mnehring
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.

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.

26 posted on 12/18/2011 8:05:01 AM PST by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: marktwain

Kel-tec .380 loaded with hollow points. Way smaller than this Ruger.

Don’t even know it’s in my pocket.


27 posted on 12/18/2011 8:28:34 AM PST by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: bicyclerepair

I just bought a S&W Bodyguard with built in laser. Love that little gun and it was @360.00.


28 posted on 12/18/2011 8:37:57 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: marktwain
Our customers asked for a rimfire LCR for low cost practice at the range, and the LCR-22 fills that need.

Looks like NOBODY actualy read the excerpt, let alone the linked article.

29 posted on 12/18/2011 9:30:13 AM PST by SunTzuWu
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To: Mr. K
What do you think of this?
30 posted on 12/18/2011 9:35:45 AM PST by meatloaf (I've had it with recycling politicians in any way shape or form. Toingss 'em out!)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

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:)


31 posted on 12/18/2011 9:47:51 AM PST by Cold Heart
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To: Last Dakotan; umgud
--yep--and aside from not worrying about snakes (since in 70 years of at least average exposure to the great out of doors and having seen ONE poisonous snake), I get a real kick out of these "bear" kits you see at the gunshows--a S&W .500 snubbie in the plastic case with the booklet of bear stories.

--sometime I want to see somebody else fire one of those---

32 posted on 12/18/2011 10:08:52 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: meatloaf

I’d dirty, double-dog dare someone to fire that. I’d even hold their beer!


33 posted on 12/18/2011 10:09:59 AM PST by Sarajevo (Is it true that cannibals don't eat clowns because they taste funny?)
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To: meatloaf

I think I would be afraid to pull the trigger


34 posted on 12/18/2011 11:24:54 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: rellimpank

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


35 posted on 12/18/2011 11:27:45 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: SunTzuWu; All
Our customers asked for a rimfire LCR for low cost practice at the range, and the LCR-22 fills that need. Looks like NOBODY actualy read the excerpt, let alone the linked article.

.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.

36 posted on 12/18/2011 11:31:07 AM PST by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: Mr. K

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?


37 posted on 12/18/2011 11:31:49 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: meatloaf

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.


38 posted on 12/18/2011 11:33:40 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Cold Heart

“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.


39 posted on 12/18/2011 1:17:25 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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“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.


40 posted on 12/18/2011 1:19:23 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2; All
“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.

41 posted on 12/18/2011 2:52:31 PM PST by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: Sarajevo
Heck, the “barrel” is so short that the recoil would be less than a .44 magnum, I would guess. There would be no room or time for the powder to develop much pressure or the bullet to develop much velocity. The flash would be horrendous, though!
42 posted on 12/18/2011 2:56:31 PM PST by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: goseminoles; All
I just bought a S&W Bodyguard with built in laser. Love that little gun and it was @360.00.

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. That’s 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."

43 posted on 12/18/2011 3:09:35 PM PST by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: marktwain

Great little .380..


44 posted on 12/18/2011 5:05:12 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: Mr. K

I love mine...


45 posted on 12/18/2011 6:14:05 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (...And I'm All Out Of Gum.)
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To: harpu
I have the .22 conversion kit for my M4 to save on ammo and I can plink
for hours on the cheap. Also the ranges don't mind rapid fire with .22s because the noise
doesn't alarm people wearing ears. That's two bangs for my buck.


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.

46 posted on 12/18/2011 6:35:08 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: goseminoles

Thanks for clarifying that you were talking about the .380 auto and not the .38 revolver.


47 posted on 12/18/2011 6:45:55 PM PST by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: marktwain
The flash would be horrendous, though!

That brings this to mind......:)


48 posted on 12/18/2011 7:55:20 PM PST by Sarajevo (Is it true that cannibals don't eat clowns because they taste funny?)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

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:?


49 posted on 12/18/2011 8:19:44 PM PST by Cold Heart
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To: marktwain

“Now that pistols have been taken off the “ban” table by the Supreme Court, the prohibition on short barreled rifles and shotguns is nonsensical.”

So true.


50 posted on 12/18/2011 8:41:59 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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