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Ruger LCRx
gunnuts.net ^ | 12-18-2013 | Caleb

Posted on 12/18/2013 5:05:02 PM PST by servo1969

Ruger Expands the Popular Line of Lightweight Compact Revolvers with the Addition of the LCRx

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) announces the introduction of the LCRx™, the newest variation of the revolutionary Lightweight Compact Revolver (LCR®). Chambered in .38 Special +P, the LCRx™ features an external hammer that allows it to be fired in single-action mode.

“Since its introduction in 2009, the LCR® has become extremely popular with conceal carry customers seeking the simplicity of a revolver,” said Chris Killoy, Ruger Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Customers have been asking for a traditional double-action version of the LCR® with an external hammer for optional single-action shooting. We were listening and have added a crisp single-action mode to the already smooth double-action LCR®,” he concluded.

The newest LCR® maintains all the features of the critically acclaimed original LCR®. Its double-action-only trigger pull is uniquely engineered with a patented Ruger® friction reducing cam fire control system. The trigger pull force on the LCR® builds gradually and peaks later in the trigger stroke, resulting in a trigger pull that feels much lighter than it actually is. This results in more controllable double-action shooting, even among those who find traditional double-action-only triggers difficult to operate. The LCR® has three main components: a polymer fire control housing, an aircraft quality aluminum monolithic frame, and an extensively fluted stainless steel cylinder. When originally introduced, the Ruger® LCR® revolver was one of the most significant new revolver designs in over a century, and it has since been awarded three patents.

In addition to the newly introduced external hammer LCRx™, the Ruger® LCR® is available in .38 Special +P, .357 Magnum, .22 Magnum and .22 Long Rifle double-action-only models. All LCR® models feature replaceable ramp front sights, and a fixed U-notch rear and some models feature a laser-sighting system from Crimson Trace®.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Hobbies; Miscellaneous; Sports
KEYWORDS: banglist; lcr; ruger; secondamendment

1 posted on 12/18/2013 5:05:03 PM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Ruger has a long history of interesting and useful designs.

Also at reasonable prices.


2 posted on 12/18/2013 5:08:36 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: servo1969

I’ll pick one up when it comes out in .357 Mag.


3 posted on 12/18/2013 5:10:30 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: yarddog

I decided on a Ruger SP 101 for everyday carry. Ruger makes really fine stuff.


4 posted on 12/18/2013 5:11:46 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Disambiguator

In addition to the newly introduced external hammer LCRx™, the Ruger® LCR® is available in .38 Special +P, .357 Magnum, .22 Magnum and .22 Long Rifle double-action-only models. All LCR® models feature replaceable ramp front sights, and a fixed U-notch rear and some models feature a laser-sighting system from Crimson Trace®.


5 posted on 12/18/2013 5:12:30 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: servo1969

I wish I had bought Ruger stock a couple of years ago.


6 posted on 12/18/2013 5:13:30 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution...)
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To: Lurker

The GP100 was great, if not a little heavy.


7 posted on 12/18/2013 5:13:31 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: servo1969

I’m sure these LCR’s are a dream to carry, but I still lean toward something more than 5 rounds.


8 posted on 12/18/2013 5:13:40 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: TurboZamboni

I want the external hammered version in .357. :^)


9 posted on 12/18/2013 5:13:59 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: TurboZamboni

I believe the 100 was designed as a LE duty piece.


10 posted on 12/18/2013 5:16:06 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: umgud

You don’t need more than five rounds. Just get a shotgun and fire into the air from your porch. The country’s leading tactical operations instructor said that’s the best choice.


11 posted on 12/18/2013 5:16:30 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Disambiguator

I have a S&W hammerless titanium 357.

she bangs and barks pretty loud.


12 posted on 12/18/2013 5:17:13 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: umgud

The nice thing about revolvers is that you can carry them in the front of a sweatshirt and shoot it through the sweatshirt, without drawing it (saving time). A slide would get caught in the sweatshirt where a revolver will not.


13 posted on 12/18/2013 5:20:16 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Disambiguator

they make this in a .357 mag model.


14 posted on 12/18/2013 5:23:29 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: TurboZamboni

I want them to come out with a .22 with a 6 inch barrel.


15 posted on 12/18/2013 5:24:18 PM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: Pollster1
You don’t need more than five rounds.

In most cases you are probably right, but I still prefer more capacity for those rare instances that might pop up. I found myself facing multiple perps in a rural setting.... guns were drawn and aimed, but none were fired. I was glad I had my Glock intead of my 5 shot 38 JFrame.

16 posted on 12/18/2013 5:24:19 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: umgud

this is your backup gun.


17 posted on 12/18/2013 5:24:31 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Lurker
I decided on a Ruger SP 101 for everyday carry.

I've used a couple small 40s and great little 9mm in the past.

The SP has ruined me for carrying anything else.

18 posted on 12/18/2013 5:30:14 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Secret Agent Man

I’m looking for a 600 Nitro pocket gun that holds 30 rounds, kicks like a pellet gun and is accurate to 1,000 yards. Until I find one, I’ll compromise with my Glock.


19 posted on 12/18/2013 5:34:59 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: yarddog

my wife carries a LCP .380. she loves it. It doesn’t fit my hand/s ... too small and I want a little more knock down power. It works for her though. I am in the market for a .40 S&W or .45 APC in a carry package. The 40 S&W will probably win on width for a carry weapon, plus I have tons of brass to reload for it. (i am a range scavenger). Any suggestions are welcome. I am not partial to pistols or revolvers.


20 posted on 12/18/2013 5:37:56 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Check out an SP101.


21 posted on 12/18/2013 5:42:49 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Not the X version (yet).


22 posted on 12/18/2013 5:43:47 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: ConservativeInPA

While I was in grad school, I taught skeet shooting. The range was on the local PDs training site.

Between classes I would often walk over to the firing line and pickup 9mm brass. Then my assistant told me they had a contract with someone to pickup their brass and reload it.

I was glad they hadn’t caught me. Of course I quit immediately.


23 posted on 12/18/2013 5:43:55 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Disambiguator

The LCR .357 is BRUTAL on the hand and wrist.The x will be no better.90% of the time I only use .38 Sp+P.


24 posted on 12/18/2013 5:49:24 PM PST by Renegade
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To: TurboZamboni

“The GP100 was great,”

IS still great but the 6” .357 model is a beast.


25 posted on 12/18/2013 5:52:01 PM PST by Renegade
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To: ConservativeInPA

Probably one of the more compact Glocks tho I am not sure if they have changed to a supported chamber in .40 or not. If you reload that would be important.

I have a fairly old Star in .40 S&W. It is very compact and has been totally reliable as well as accurate.

On the negative side, it feels like a lump of lead. Really heavy for it’s size. They would be hard to find anyway as Star went belly up a few years ago.


26 posted on 12/18/2013 5:52:40 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog
Why don't they shroud that hammer?

27 posted on 12/18/2013 6:03:59 PM PST by grobdriver
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To: grobdriver

I don’t know why they don’t offer a model with a hammer shroud. It does sort of defeat the purpose of having a hammer as it is hard to cock one with a shroud.

I always thought it interesting that John Browning preferred his auto pistols to be hammerless, just depending on the safety. I think the reason being they kept out dirt better. Of all his designs, his favorite was the little .32 automatic made by FN and Colt.

Some of his models such as the M1911 had a hammer because that is what the government insisted on.


28 posted on 12/18/2013 6:10:33 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Renegade

“The LCR .357 is BRUTAL on the hand and wrist.The x will be no better.90% of the time I only use .38 Sp+P.”

Agree. Agree. Agree. In the light Ruger J-frame, .38 Spl+P is a good, reliable round. If you do your job, it will do its job. Shot placement is 90% of a bullet’s effectiveness.


29 posted on 12/18/2013 6:12:17 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: yarddog
Some of his models such as the M1911 had a hammer because that is what the government insisted on.

Point.
But this puppy fits right in the pocket gun class, and one might need to fire through the pocket.

The 1911 would take a hell of a pocket...

30 posted on 12/18/2013 6:17:19 PM PST by grobdriver
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To: grobdriver

Being able to fire a gun while still in the pocket is of zero interest to me. I do think the shroud has one big advantage and that is keeping the hammer from snagging while removing it from a pocket.

People a lot smarter than me always use a holster for every type of carry. Me, I often do carry a small auto in my pocket but that is usually just when I am walking around my yard or the nearby woods. I have a little Walther PP in .22LR which is perfect for that.


31 posted on 12/18/2013 6:28:22 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: ConservativeInPA
I am not partial to pistols or revolvers.

Huh?

Kahr CM.40 or CM.45. If those are a little small for ya, try the CW.40 or the CW.45.

If you really are not partial to pistols or revolvers, Kahr makes the Thompson 1927 A1 Deluxe. She's a might heavy for every day carry, (10 lbs.empty) but it will hold a hundred rounds.

32 posted on 12/18/2013 6:35:40 PM PST by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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To: Disambiguator

Just picked up a stainless S&W 836 3” .357. You might check it out. Oh yea, I was driving on a bridge over a lake and it fell out.


33 posted on 12/18/2013 6:35:45 PM PST by slouper (LWRC M6A2)
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To: servo1969

I used to have a S&W Air Weight .38 special that was about that size. I didn’t have it long. My mongoloid hands were just too big to be able to shoot it comfortably.


34 posted on 12/18/2013 6:39:56 PM PST by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: gop4lyf

Stop it!


35 posted on 12/18/2013 6:54:27 PM PST by slouper (LWRC M6A2)
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To: marktwain

Or a 357 6inch adjustable sights would make a greats woods gun.


36 posted on 12/18/2013 7:00:26 PM PST by riverrunner
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To: Renegade

I’ve shot one before, so I know what they’re like. You should try shooting a .454 Alaskan with full-house loads. Yikes!


37 posted on 12/18/2013 7:09:11 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: ConservativeInPA

I like Glock, Kahr, and S&W. They are all reliable compacts that provide the best tradeoff between size and performance IMO. I also remain partial to my Taurus titanium .38 - pleasant to carry because it is so light.

Guns are like women - only you know when you have the right one in your hand. ;)


38 posted on 12/18/2013 7:22:32 PM PST by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: riverrunner

I agree. A long barreled S&W model 19 makes a great all around gun. Great for hunting great for protection. The model 19 will stand up just fine for a moderate amount of shooting.


39 posted on 12/18/2013 7:34:39 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Renegade
The LCR .357 is BRUTAL on the hand and wrist.

I can attest to that Renegade. I don't know of any man who could tolerate the sharp recoil of many .357 mag rounds fired through a frame as light as this one or the SW Airlites. I tried it in the latter and my hand was bone-bruised for a month. gotta have a bit more heft in the piece to handle that "equal/opposite reaction" Newton was talking about.

40 posted on 12/18/2013 8:07:29 PM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: servo1969

First handgun I shot was my dad’s Ruger 22 Revolver, which has now been passed down.

I need to get a CT CCW.


41 posted on 12/18/2013 8:12:10 PM PST by Betis70
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To: Disambiguator

A .357 in that size and weight will be a bitch to shoot. Just sayin’. Bring some good form and strong hands.


42 posted on 12/18/2013 8:23:03 PM PST by gfbtbb (Ladies and Gentlemen, we are on our own.)
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To: servo1969

Ruger makes a quality item, often incorporating “state-of-the-art” design.

I’d carry one of these in a heartbeat and never worry.


43 posted on 12/18/2013 8:31:56 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: servo1969

Snubbies are dependable simple pieces for back-up/secondary or non-permissive areas for concealment. Also nice to stick in shorts for going out to the trash or picking up mail; however I’d never pretend a small pistol with it’s limitations (power, capacity, accuracy) is a talisman that can ward off evil. I’d recommend the dependability though over many small semi-autos. +P .38 special hollowpoints for loadings, however on the last shot in the cylinder I place the old school buffalo bore +P 158 grain wadcutter semi jacketed hollowpoint load so in high stress situation I know gun’s empty.


44 posted on 12/18/2013 8:39:18 PM PST by TheBigJ
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To: gfbtbb
A .357 in that size and weight will be a bitch to shoot. Just sayin’. Bring some good form and strong hands.

I've shot one before, and it's not as bad as you might think.

45 posted on 12/19/2013 5:00:04 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: Disambiguator

So you must have strong hands and good form.

But I think my point is valid. These hand cannons that some people have are not the choice for small handed folks or new shooters. As we used to say as kids “bring the biggest gun you can hit something with”.

We need to steer the novice to a firearm that is appropriate for their size and skill rather than ego serving.


46 posted on 12/19/2013 6:39:10 AM PST by gfbtbb (Ladies and Gentlemen, we are on our own.)
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