Ruger® LCR™ Revolver Earns NRA Golden Bullseye Award
January 18, 2010
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) is proud to announce the Ruger® LCR™ (Lightweight Compact Revolver) has been awarded the Golden Bullseye Award by the National Rifle Association's AMERICAN RIFLEMAN and SHOOTING ILLUSTRATED magazines. The Golden Bullseye Awards honor excellence and innovation in firearms.
"We are extremely pleased to receive this award," said Ruger CEO Michael Fifer. "The innovation of the Ruger LCR makes it one of the most significant new revolver designs in over a century, a true evolution in firearms. We are gratified that the staffs of AMERICAN RIFLEMAN and SHOOTING ILLUSTRATED magazines recognize the uniqueness of the LCR."
The 13.5 ounce, small frame, 5-shot Ruger LCR has three main components: a polymer fire control housing, an aircraft quality aluminum monolithic frame, and an extensively fluted stainless steel cylinder. The LCR's lightweight, chemical-resistant polymer fire control housing contains the entire fire control mechanism and provides a reduction in perceived recoil. The fire control housing's grip peg allows for a variety of grips to be installed, and the LCR's standard Hogue® Tamer™ grip reduces perceived recoil even further. A joint effort with Hogue, the LCR's standard grip was designed using US military anthropomorphic data on hand shape, so the LCR can be comfortably held by a broad spectrum of hand sizes. An available Crimson Trace® LaserGrip® model offers the advantages of a laser sighting system.
The LCR's monolithic frame is an aerospace grade, 7000 series aluminum forging treated with a black synergistic hard coat that is applied after machining. Successfully tested with over 30 different aggressive chemicals, this synergistic hard coat exceeds mil-spec salt spray tests, and offers performance considerably greater than hard coat anodizing. The monolithic frame provides sturdy, rigid support for the cylinder and the barrel. The 1-7/8" long barrel features a 1:16 twist.
The extensively fluted 400 series stainless steel cylinder is lightweight and compact. Treated to an advanced form of Ruger's Target Grey® finish, this stainless steel cylinder is strong, durable and designed to handle .38 Special +P loads. The Ruger LCR's patent pending cylinder front latching system uses titanium components, optimized spring tension, and enhanced lockup geometry to ensure that the LCR's cylinder stays locked in place during firing.
The LCR's double-action-only trigger pull is uniquely engineered to minimize friction between the fire control components. This friction-reducing cam fire control system results in a non-stacking, smooth trigger pull. This results in more controllable shooting, even among those with smaller hands or less grip strength who find traditional DAO triggers difficult to operate.
The sights are replaceable ramp front, and a fixed U-notch rear. An internal lock, unobtrusively hidden under the grip, does not interfere with the fire control mechanism in any way when disengaged.
To find accessories for the LCR and other Ruger firearms, visit www.ShopRuger.com.
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