Ruger Expands the Popular Line of Lightweight Compact Revolvers with the Addition of the LCRx
December 18, 2013
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) announces the introduction of the LCRx™, the newest variation of the revolutionary Lightweight Compact Revolver (LCR®). Chambered in .38 Special +P, the LCRx™ features an external hammer that allows it to be fired in single-action mode.
"Since its introduction in 2009, the LCR® has become extremely popular with conceal carry customers seeking the simplicity of a revolver," said Chris Killoy, Ruger Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Customers have been asking for a traditional double-action version of the LCR® with an external hammer for optional single-action shooting. We were listening and have added a crisp single-action mode to the already smooth double-action LCR®," he concluded.
The newest LCR® maintains all the features of the critically acclaimed original LCR®. Its double-action-only trigger pull is uniquely engineered with a patented Ruger® 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. When originally introduced, the Ruger® LCR® revolver was one of the most significant new revolver designs in over a century, and it has since been awarded three patents.
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®.
For more information on the Ruger® LCRx™, or to learn about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger® firearms, visit Ruger.com or Facebook.com/Ruger. To find accessories for Ruger® firearms, visit ShopRuger.com.
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