Gun Report

Ruger LCR-BGXS 38 Special

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The boot grip and the XS sight helped us point shoot, and it was a good match to the GP100.

Ruger LCR-BGXS 38 Special

Gun Details

Model Name
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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Small-framed revolvers are often seen as limited to point shooting in very close quarters. But we thought the bold presence of the luminous tritium-powered XS sight added a useful point of reference in lighting conditions good or bad.
The LCR is the first Ruger revolver in our recollection that utilized a detent at the tip of the ejector rod to aid lockup.
The aluminum frame included a steel bushing surrounding the firing pin hole to withstand the heaviest abuse. The cylinder was turned by a hand that reached through the breech face and stirred the ratchets.

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