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 Coat||Grip:||Hogue® Tamer™ Monogrip®|
|Front Sight:||Replaceable, Pinned Ramp||Rear Sight:||U-Notch Integral|
|Barrel Material:||Stainless Steel||Cylinder Finish:||Ionbond Diamondblack™|
|Barrel Length:||1.875"||Overall Length:||6.50"|
|MA Approved & Certified:||No||CA Approved:||No|
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.