Gun Report

Ruger LCR No. 5401 38 Special

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The LCR is one of the few small handguns that provide the hand with the proper index for rapid repeat fire.

Ruger LCR No. 5401 38 Special

Gun Details

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Model Number
Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Double

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The LCR featured an aluminum upper and a glass filled polymer lower.
The front sight was pinned into place rather than machined as one with the aluminum shroud.
The cylinder was fluted, meaning the outer surface was contoured to match the inner diameter of each chamber. The reduction in weight helped lower the “flywheel” effect or inertia, the amount of energy needed to start and stop rotation. Note that the strength of the cylinder was preserved by maintaining full diameter where chamber pressure reaches its highest point at the casing base.

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