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Old October 5, 2013, 08:53 AM   #1
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.44spl LCR?

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Would you be interesred in .44spl version of the LCR?
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Old October 5, 2013, 09:14 AM   #2
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Don't know how much interest there is, but the modularity of the LCR would make it possible. I'll bet that we see LCR's in auto calibers (9mm, .40S&W, .45ACP) first....esp. if they're clipless like the CA Pit Bull.
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Old October 5, 2013, 09:27 AM   #3
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Oh man, I would buy a 9mm LCR so fast
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Old October 5, 2013, 10:06 AM   #4
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I want them to make an LCR with 3" and 3 1/2" barrels. A 9mm conversion would be great, even if the cartridges did not eject.
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Old October 5, 2013, 12:49 PM   #5
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Old October 5, 2013, 01:56 PM   #6
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Ruger SP101 or 100 3 inch
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Old October 5, 2013, 01:57 PM   #7
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Reconfigure a ugly gun into a more interesting caliber/chambering and you still have an (expletive deleted) ugly gun.

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Old October 5, 2013, 02:29 PM   #8
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The cylinder would have to be significantly larger to accommodate the .44 load, so you'd need a different frame.

As far as a version in 9mm, it would be neat, but I'm not sure what it would do that .38 Special can't in that barrel.
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Old October 5, 2013, 05:33 PM   #9
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Old October 5, 2013, 06:04 PM   #10
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.44 spl is like a ladies version of the .45 Colt.

Make one for the Colt, larger frame and all, and I'm in.
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Old October 5, 2013, 06:27 PM   #11
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It would have to be an LSR (Light Service Revolver), a medium frame wheel gun using the advanced materials, design, and assembly techniques pioneered with the LCR.

I would love to see the LSR offered in the following configurations:

10-shot .22 LR
9-shot .22 Magnum
8-shot .327 .32
6 or 7-shot .357 /.38
5-shot .44 Special

for the semi-auto crowd:

8-shot .32 ACP
7-shot .380
7-shot 9mm
6-shot 10mm
5-shot .45 ACP

Are you listening Ruger?
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Old October 5, 2013, 07:43 PM   #12
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If Ruger is listening here guys ; don't think we'll be seeing one.......
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Old October 5, 2013, 07:56 PM   #13
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.44 spl is like a ladies version of the .45 Colt.

Make one for the Colt, larger frame and all, and I'm in.
44 Special with 240gr .429/.430 diameter bullet operating at full saami spec of 15,500 PSI vs. 45 Colt with a 250gr .451/452 diameter bullet operating at full saami spec of 14,000 psi are more or less in the same neighborhood.

In identical mid sized guns the 44 has the advantage (more metal between chambers and/or bolt cut) if loading over SAAMI specs.
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Old October 5, 2013, 07:56 PM   #14
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I think an LSR would be interesting, but Ruger might worry about it taking sales away from GP100.
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Old October 5, 2013, 08:15 PM   #15
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STRANGE!!!

You know the other day I was thinking the same thing! A .44 spl. LCR would be quite an interesting proposition. I'd like to see it in a 2.5-3" barrel. The Charter Arms bulldogs supposedly have been a roller coaster ride in terms of quality and durability throughout the years, and this is one reason that kept me from seeking one out. Who wouldn't like the idea of a lightweight, compact yet powerful snub nose that would be truly reliable and durable ala Sturm Ruger? I dare say I'd buy one.
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Old October 5, 2013, 08:48 PM   #16
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What about a .380 lcr? The frame would be shorter, making it even more compact.
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Old October 5, 2013, 09:08 PM   #17
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I wouldn't be interested at all in a .44 special version. I don't care for the .44 Special personally.
That being said, if they released a 10mm LCR, I would be first in line for one. I could carry full power loads when carrying the gun, and practice with cheaper .40 ammo. That would be ideal for me.
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Old October 5, 2013, 10:46 PM   #18
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Hi,
Would you be interesred in .44spl version of the LCR?
maybe.

.45acp ballistics (on paper) from a rimmed revolver round I find interesting. I'm actually ssort of keeping an eye out for a CA Bulldog.
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Old October 5, 2013, 10:55 PM   #19
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^^ Why not find something that shoots .45 auto rim? Identical to .45acp but has a rim for revolvers..
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Old October 5, 2013, 11:52 PM   #20
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Ask the Ruger CEO....

Ruger.com had a "ask the CEO" section about new products & consumer input.
I and a few others suggested a .44spl caliber LCR but I highly doubt Ruger will do it soon.
I'd think a compact SR45 .45acp pistol would be out first.

The Ask The CEO program may still be around.
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Old October 6, 2013, 12:02 AM   #21
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id buy a .44spl LCR in a heartbeat, assuming it was as small and they could make it.
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Old October 6, 2013, 06:03 AM   #22
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Well I already have a Charter Bulldog, so I likely wouldn't run out to pay more money for an LCR in the same caliber.

If they were to come out with a .44 snub, it would more likely be on the SP-101 platform. At least that's how I would go about it.
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Old October 6, 2013, 08:29 AM   #23
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^^ Why not find something that shoots .45 auto rim? Identical to .45acp but has a rim for revolvers..
Because I've only ever seen, like, two .45 autorim cartridges in my whole life. If .44 Special is a bit of an oddball now, .45 Autorim is much more so.
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Old October 6, 2013, 09:42 AM   #24
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Tom: It would need a larger frame & cylinder, but the grip/fire control module from the .38SPL/.357MAG LCR would be the same. That's why I think Ruger revolutionized revolver production with the LCR.....they can offer different calibers with much less retooling than with conventional revolvers. It may even become the AR-15 of revolvers (different caliber uppers on the same lower)....just not user-swappable....yet.
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Old October 6, 2013, 12:40 PM   #25
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I have one of the " old style " Charter Arms Bulldogs with a three inch barrel . Their website lists what is basically the same gun , the " Bulldog Classic " . If you're looking for a .44 spec snubbie that's already here , you might want to look at it . If you're married to the hope that Ruger will make one , well , I agree , it would be a seller . Ruger says that when they get their North Carolina factory open , they will release ten new models . Maybe they are going to give you your wish .
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