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Ruger LCR Model 5456 9MM Luger, $532

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The LCR has a buttery-smooth trigger, and the grip design stands out from traditional snub-nose revolvers. Plus, it is lightweight.

Ruger LCR Model 5456 9MM Luger, $532

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The front of the LCR's cylinder is held by a detent that snaps in the front of the ejector rod (arrow). Lock up was tight, and there was little play side to side or front to rear. In fact, both revolvers locked up tightly.
The Ruger comes with three moon clips.
Brass marks on the frame indicate cartridges did rub against the frame when closing the cylinder. The LCR is made of polymer, aluminum, and steel. The cylinder is stainless steel and is traditionally fluted. The fire-control housing is polymer, while the frame assembly is aluminum, with a stainless-steel barrel sleeve in the frame. The Ruger was five ounces lighter than the Taurus, which is significant for daily carry. Our shooters liked it.

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