Thursday, December 19, 2013

Ruger LCRx

You know that the SHOT Show is less than a month away as we are starting to see more and more announcements regarding new firearms. Ruger announced their LCRx yesterday. It is an external hammer version of their polymer, steel, and aluminum LCR revolver. The external trigger allows the revolver to be shot single-action as well as double-action. The LCRx is only available currently in .38 Special +P.

Finish:Matte Black, Synergistic Hard CoatGrip:Hogue® Tamer™ Monogrip®
Front Sight:Replaceable, Pinned RampRear Sight:U-Notch Integral
Barrel Material:Stainless SteelCylinder Finish:Ionbond Diamondblack™
Barrel Length:1.875"Overall Length:6.50"
Weight:13.50 oz.Capacity:5
Twist:1:16" RHGrooves:6
MA Approved & Certified:NoCA Approved:No
Suggested Retail:$529.00

Other than the external hammer which allows the LCRx to be used single-action, it is identical in size and weight to the original LCR.

Michael Bane made the observation yesterday that he thought this year's SHOT Show will be evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Looking at the Ruger LCRx, I'd say this is on the mark.

Now if someone asked me what I'd like to see introduced or reintroduced, it would be the Colt Detective Special with an enhanced trigger and in .38 Special +P. I like the idea of an extra round in a small package. However, I'd settle for revolversmith Grant Cunningham opening up his waiting list so I could send him my Detective Special for tuning.

1 comment:

  1. My prediction (one of them, anyway) a return of the Colt Python. Heard a very subtle hint from a Colt exec on Gun Talk not too long ago, and you have to admit...they would probably sell as many as they could make.