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Old November 24, 2014, 02:52 PM   #1
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Ruger LCR 3"

Looks like Ruger just released a 3" adjustable sights LCR in .38. I really hope they release one in .22lr, would make an excellent little 8 shot kit gun at a very reasonable price, or something to throw in a pack on camping trips for some plinking. Keep your fingers crossed.

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Old November 24, 2014, 03:03 PM   #2
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Yup, like I posted on an earlier thread titled "Yet another new Ruger", Can a 22 "Kit Gun" be far behind? Sure hope so.
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Old November 24, 2014, 03:52 PM   #3
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I struggle to understand why, given the looks, but I sort of like it...

I like the standard LCR as it seems to be a very tough little gun and so I suppose that this new incarnation has imbibed some of that quality in my eyes.
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Old November 24, 2014, 04:40 PM   #4
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Yup, like I posted on an earlier thread titled "Yet another new Ruger", Can a 22 "Kit Gun" be far behind? Sure hope so.
I guess I didn't look hard enough to see if there was a thread on it already. But man do I wish that .22lr version comes out.

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I struggle to understand why, given the looks, but I sort of like it...
No denying that it won't win any beauty contests, but I still want one.
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Old November 24, 2014, 05:01 PM   #5
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just one word. Plastics. A great future in plastics.
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Old November 24, 2014, 05:29 PM   #6
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My 2" LCR X will soon have a companion... I emailed the CEO awhile back asking them to expand the X line (you're welcome ) as I don't pocket carry and prefer the exposed hammer... hope this is just the first step... stand pressure 148 HBWCs would make this a good kit gun, but a .22 in this configuration would be awesome.
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Old November 24, 2014, 06:28 PM   #7
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Old November 24, 2014, 06:31 PM   #8
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That rear sight looks a little exposed just hanging out there but I really like adjustable sights and I definitely like almost everything Ruger so I'm sure it's okay.

Last time I checked out an LCR (.357) here in the Twin Cities it was $499. That's just for what it's worth.
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Old November 24, 2014, 06:55 PM   #9
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I like it! I cant say enough good things about my LCR .38+P.
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Old November 24, 2014, 07:00 PM   #10
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The 38 is marketed as a 38+P and they also have a 9mm version.

http://www.ruger.com/products/lcr/specSheets/5456.html
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Old November 24, 2014, 07:21 PM   #11
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I would like a 3" 9mm model. I will be on the lookout for one of these to check out. It would make a nice light weight carry gun but still has a 3" barrel to get a little better sight plane and an additional few feet per second.
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Old November 24, 2014, 08:16 PM   #12
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Have any of you tried the triggers on those Lcrs? Very nice triggers. Wish my old sp101 had one as smooth.
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Old November 24, 2014, 08:19 PM   #13
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Have any of you tried the triggers on those Lcrs? Very nice triggers. Wish my old sp101 had one as smooth.
I agree, I was pretty surprised when I first tried them. While I prefer J frames, I think out the box the LCR has a better trigger.
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Old November 24, 2014, 08:42 PM   #14
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I am a whole lot more accurate with the LCR .357 than with my SP101. Can't wait for a 3 inch in 9mm.
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Old November 24, 2014, 08:43 PM   #15
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The 38 is marketed as a 38+P and they also have a 9mm version.
But the recently introduced 9MM is not the x model (exposed hammer), it has a snubbie barrel, and is without the adjustable sights.
Unless of course you have some inside information.
Maybe a LCRx long barrel 9MM will be Ruger's next installment in the introduction of the month club!
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Old November 24, 2014, 08:54 PM   #16
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I wish I could get excited but that is seriously ugly......

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Old November 24, 2014, 08:58 PM   #17
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But it's a Picasso compared to a Rhino!
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Old November 24, 2014, 09:59 PM   #18
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Meh. It's a fad. Like the internet.

I like the longer sight radius and the new grip. As Cheapshooter mentioned, this makes a neat kit gun: something to throw in the backpack or tacklebox for unexpected small critters, coyotes, or self-defense. It's light and relatively weather resistant.
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Old November 24, 2014, 10:37 PM   #19
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I'd like one in .357 and combat sights.
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Old November 24, 2014, 11:59 PM   #20
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Old November 25, 2014, 03:01 AM   #21
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Chamber it in 22 LR and I will buy a couple...
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Old November 25, 2014, 06:06 AM   #22
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A .22L.R. version would be a great success.
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Old November 25, 2014, 09:45 AM   #23
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Just curious: what is it about this model/design/platform that makes a .22version so appealing?
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Old November 25, 2014, 10:07 AM   #24
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what is it about this model/design/platform that makes a .22version so appealing?
It's light but not unreasonably so, it's inexpensive, and the DA trigger is, IMHO, outstanding.
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Old November 25, 2014, 10:25 AM   #25
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Nice. I'll have to keep an eye out for one.

3" wheelguns seem to be about perfect for carry- enough barrel so you get a full stroke of the ejector rod, not so much it starts to be troublesome. While it is only a 5 shot, that will only keep it thin.

I haven't seen a price on it but I can't imagine it would be all that much higher than the LCR itself. This might be a nice pick for a CCW revolver.
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