Ruger LCR Revolver 38 Special+P, Hogue Grip

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38 Special
Ruger LCR
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The Ruger LCR (Lightweight Compact Revolver) This small-framed, lightweight revolver consists of three main components: a polymer fire control housing, an aircraft quality aluminum monolithic frame, and an extensively fluted stainless steel cylinder. Features:
** Long-fiber, glass-filled polymer fire control housing helps reduce recoil.
** Aircraft quality aluminum monolithic frame with a black synergistic hard coat provides sturdy, rigid support for the cylinder and barrel.
** Extensively fluted 400 series stainless steel cylinder is lightweight and compact, but strong and durable enough to handle .38 Special +P loads. It is treated with an advanced form of Ruger?s Target Grey® finish.
** Cylinder front latching system uses titanium components, optimized spring tension, and enhanced lockup geometry to ensure that the LCR's cylinder stays locked in place during firing.
** Friction-reducing cam fire control system results in non-stacking, smooth trigger pull for this double-action-only revolver.
** Replaceable ramp front and fixed U-notch rear sights.
** Internal lock is hidden unobtrusively under the grip and does not interfere with the fire control mechanism in any way when disengaged.
** Hogue® Tamer grip helps reduce perceived recoil.
  • Category : Revolvers
  • Action : Double
  • Caliber : 38 Special
  • Barrel Length : 1.9"
  • Capacity : 5
  • Grips : Hogue Tamer Monogrip Black
  • Hammer Style : Enclosed
  • Overall Length : 6.5"
  • Sights : Pinned Ramp Front, U-Notch Integral Rear
  • Weight : 13.5 oz
  • Barrel Finish : Black
  • 5
    I love it*****

    Posted by paw on Feb 17th 2012

    Had it almost a year, shot 3 boxes of shells. shoots very good, can hide it easy. it got me out of a jam on a fishing trip. Its in my pocket everywhere I go. thanks ruger

  • 5
    Ruger LCR

    Posted by Vivaldi6 on Sep 10th 2011

    Really nice gun. I've carried who knows how many other guns in just about every place on my body, but I think I'm through looking. I looked at all of the night sight options before settling on the Meprolight front sight, and the finished product looks and shoots just right. Kudos to Ruger!

  • 5
    Big Hands Little Thunder

    Posted by Jack offenhouser on Jul 24th 2011

    I bought the LCR for carry when on my bicycle in the state park in my belly bag. Quick aquisition of target and it fits perfectly in my large size hands. must get practice to improve your shot. Very happy with mine. May now get the 357Mag

  • 5
    Almost perfect

    Posted by Robert on Jan 17th 2011

    Purchased this gun for use as a concealed carry weapon, and to that effect, it is amazing. Very concealable, and very easy to carry/use. Grips are very comfortable and the gun is a perfect fit for my hand. Word to the wise though, stick with the regular .38 rounds. The +P rounds add an uncomfortable kick with regard to recoil.

  • 4
    Very, very cool

    Posted by Dan on Dec 19th 2010

    My experience with this revolver is limited to a 50 round exercise with a rental, but I confirmed that the gun did indeed live up to the hype. Light weight, unusual looks, unique design, and a very smooth trigger are all there. However, I have to admit that the recoil from even standard pressure .38's was unpleasant to my small hands. This is for the folks who can handle the featherweight snubbies, or who carry often but shoot little. But I can't deny the cool factor.

  • 4
    Ruger LCR

    Posted by ElectricAmish on Dec 1st 2010

    Great light-weight conceal/carry pistol! I bought this for my wife to carry when she got her CCW permit. It works well for her small hands especially with that nice hogue grip. The only minor drawback I have with this gun is also a benefit. Its weight. With the 38sp round I feel it moves a little too much to be able to keep or get back on target. Maybe I will get better with some more practice, but that just means more fun shooting.

  • 4
    Great gun, one problem.

    Posted by Chad R. on Nov 14th 2010

    I adore this gun. The super light weight, the smooth and even trigger pull and the ease of carry make this gun a fantastic buy. There is only one problem that I have had with this weapon and that is if you have big hands like I do, you'll find that your pinky finger has nowhere to go but under the butt and when firing +P rounds, it tends to feel like it is going to come out of your hand. Otherwise, the concealed carry aspect of this weapon is phenomenal. You can tote it around in your pocket and not even know it's there. It's perfect for the ladies too, to carry in a purse and not have an issue with weight. I give the Ruger LCR a 9.5 out of 10. Hopefully a new extended grip will become available soon with a spot for the pinky.

  • 4
    Great little gun, one problem.

    Posted by Chad R. on Nov 14th 2010

    I absolutely adore the versatility of the carry options with this weapon, the light weight and even trigger pull. My only issue with it is if you have big hands like I do, your pinky has nowhere to go but under the grip and when firing +P rounds, it makes it feel almost like the gun is going to come out of your hand. Hopefully a tad longer grip will become available soon for it, otherwise I give it a 9.5. Great concealed carry weapon and definitely purse friendly for the ladies.

  • 4
    Realistic concealed carry pistol

    Posted by Joe W. on Nov 14th 2010

    I have always been a semi auto guy, but had the need to buy a revolver and picked this one based on price and size. I couldn't believe how accurate it is, and how lightweight it is. My one and only complaint is that the Hogue grip interferes with speedloaders. Overall the most realistic concealed carry handgun for me to date!

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