(GunReports.com) — Sturm, Ruger & Company’s LCRx is the newest variation in the Lightweight Compact Revolver (LCR) line. Chambered in .38 Special +P, the LCRx features an external hammer that allows it to be fired in single-action mode.
Chris Killoy, Ruger’s vice president of sales and marketing, said, “Customers have been asking for a traditional double-action version of the LCR with an external hammer for optional single-action shooting.”
The newest LCR maintains all the features of the original LCR. Its double-action-only trigger employs Ruger’s friction-reducing cam-fire control system. The trigger pull force on the LCR builds gradually and peaks later in the trigger stroke, resulting in a trigger pull that feels much lighter than it actually is. This results in more controllable double-action shooting, even among those who find traditional double-action-only triggers difficult to operate.
The LCR has three main components: a polymer fire control housing, an aircraft quality aluminum monolithic frame, and an extensively fluted stainless steel cylinder.
In addition to the newly introduced external hammer LCRx, the Ruger LCR is available in .38 Special +P, .357 Magnum, .22 Magnum and .22 Long Rifle double-action-only models. All LCR models feature replaceable ramp front sights, and a fixed U-notch rear and some models feature a laser-sighting system from Crimson Trace.
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