Ruger's LCR Gun: The Best Self Defense Revolver on the Planet

published 29.06.2020 06:30

by Kyle Mizokami from nationalinterest.org

The Ruger LCR series of revolvers are small, powerful handguns packed with the latest in technological innovations.

The Ruger LCRx series offers the LCR with longer three-inch barrels and low-profile external hammers, resulting in a double action/single action revolver.

As a result—unlike many revolvers with external hammers—the LCR cannot shoot in single action mode and is double action only.

First introduced in 2009, the LCR was a clean-sheet design unlike any revolver Ruger, or any other handgun manufacturer for that matter, had ever built before.

Largely displaced in the 1980s by a frenzy of interest in low-cost, high capacity 9-millimeter pistols, new interest in these short, compact revolvers was led in the late-2000s by the Ruger LCR, an entirely new revolver design that skillfully blended steel, aluminum, and even polymer into a very lightweight weapon.