Ruger LCR

P1010040We received some LCR’s the other day.

The lightweight, small framed revolver holds 5 shots of  .38 SPL+P and comes in a rather large box with a nice soft pistol rug.

It has an aluminum monolithic frame with a black synergistic hard coat and stainless steel cylinder and barrel.


The cylinder is extremely fluted and titanium components are used for the cylinder front latch. The polymer fire control housing contains the entire fire control mechanism and provides a very smooth trigger pull.

P1010038The trigger guard seems a bit large and prevents this revolver from fitting most small frame holsters.

The Hogue Tamer grips felt pretty good in the hand and the grip peg allows for easy grip changes.

There is an internal lock hidden under the grip, which I never bothered to look at.

The sights are replaceable ramp front, and a fixed U-notch rear.


The LCR is similiar in size and weight to the 15 oz. S&W 642.


Caliber: .38 SPL+P
Capacity: 5 Rounds
Finish: Matte Black/Target Grey
Grip: Hogue Tamer w/ Sorborthane Insert
Barrel Length: 1.875″
Groove: 6
Twist: 1:16″ RH
Overall Length: 6.50″
Weight: 13.5 oz.
California Approved: No
Massachusetts Approved: No
Front Sight(s): Replaceable, Pinned Ramp Front
Rear Sight(s): Integral U-Notch

3 Responses to Ruger LCR

  1. Tam says:

    …and unlike the SP-101, it’s actually noticeably smaller than a K-frame! 😀

  2. Pingback: Ruger’s New LCR… Looks Cool, Really « Dante’s Inferno and Firing Range

  3. Linoge says:

    Something tells me that eventually (probably about the time .38 Special starts being commonly available again), this might just turn out to be my BUG…

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