Ruger LCR


April 17, 2009, 11:40 PM
What price are these going for?Are they easily found or difficult as was the LCP? Overall opinions? Thanks

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April 18, 2009, 12:02 AM
Price? Hard to say.

Very hard to find, that's why it's hard to say what people are really paying for them.

It's also hard to have an educated opinion.

Some people are paying too much, to be the first guy on the block with one.

I'd wait until they're readily available and prices reach some rational equilibrium.

If you want/need a CCW revolver soon, get a 442 or 642. Great little guns, and well-proven.

April 18, 2009, 12:04 AM
Fired 3 shots with one. Insanely light. Trigger is long but straight back. Not too heavy. I imagine it'll smooth out a little with use, too. It was a brand new gun Ruger had on display at their table at an expo here in Arizona. Recoil is pleasant. Not bad at all. They also had S&W and Glock tables there, but I was only interested in the Rugers.

April 18, 2009, 12:07 AM
It was a brand new gun Ruger had on display at their table at an expo here in Arizona.

Yeah, I've shot a Gold Label, too, at a Ruger demo a few years ago.

Haven't seen one since.

If I had an immediate need for something like the LCR, I wouldn't hold my breath until I found one.:)

That said, I'm certainly interested, at the right price and if I don't have to jump through hoops to get one.

A 642 has become my frequent companion lately, and it's great. The Ruger is a very similar piece, with different engineering. Should be good, when it truly becomes available.

April 18, 2009, 12:13 AM
dont know how it shoots yet because i cant find one here on the east cost but im very interested
going price is supposed to be around 5-600 for hogue model
and 7-800 for the laser grip
easily found i dont think yet unless you mean the rape your pocket people on gunbroker that have asked as much as 1500 for them

April 18, 2009, 01:16 AM
The list price for the LCR ( on the Ruger site is $525, $729 with Crimson Trace Lasergrips. I'm told by a few dealers they will be available for the street price of $400-$425 when they become available. (dealer prices are already posted)

April 18, 2009, 01:43 AM
I believe I'll be able to get one for around $350 or so once Davidson's gets them available for direct sale.

April 18, 2009, 06:39 AM
$429 at the big shiny place on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington,CT.

April 18, 2009, 08:06 AM
I handled a "display only" LCR at my LGS. The trigger is VERY good. I think the LCR will sell. Now I'm waiting to see if Ruger comes out with a pocket 9mm.

April 18, 2009, 08:25 AM
Auctionarms has one for just a shade over $400.


April 20, 2009, 03:15 AM
One was over $500 at The Outpost in middle TN a couple weeks ago. I think they said it went in under a week.

April 20, 2009, 08:17 AM
Gunbroker is swamped with them but still in the Honeymoon phase where people are paying way over should calm down soon.

April 20, 2009, 09:47 AM
I saw 2 at a show in S Fl Sat. $699.00.:eek: They were still on the tables Sun. afternoon I had my 442 with me and the LCR looked a little larger. I couldn’t really feel any weight difference.

April 21, 2009, 11:25 AM
I saw a laser grip model for $669 over the weekend. I would like to fire it before dropping that much on one.

April 24, 2009, 07:43 PM
I think it is a gun that is answering a question that nobody asked......

harmon rabb
April 24, 2009, 10:40 PM
I think it is a gun that is answering a question that nobody asked......

I'm interested in one. My CWP should be arriving shortly, and I'm pretty sure I want to carry a revolver...

April 24, 2009, 10:51 PM
I think it is a gun that is answering a question that nobody asked......

I kinda feel the same way. Especially because they have neutered a perfectly good pocket revolver with such huge grips.

That being said the plasti.....uhhh high tech, carbon, techno polymer, area should soak up more recoil then aluminum or unobtanium and be cheaper to boot once prices settle down. That and the fact the trigger seems to be spectacular from all accounts seem like if it can undercut J-Frame prices when all is said and done and folks start making decent aftermarket grips might make for a damn good defensive revolver.....even if it is almost as sacrilegious as a Porsche SUV.......ALMOST. :scrutiny:

April 25, 2009, 01:05 AM
I bought one for $399 the other day. I have shot the heck out of it (about 200rds) and I LOVE it. I have big hands so I like the grips. Its light weight so it rides nice in a front pocket. Best of all it has a seriously light and smooth trigger pull. All together a very nice pocket pistol. I have lots of high end carry guns but this one may start getting some serious carry time. I think Ruger hit a home run with this one!

April 25, 2009, 11:35 AM
I picked one up and it was insainely
light to me. I wonder how accurate
I would be with recoil and flow-up shots.
After all of Rugers recalls the past yeafr I would wait a year or so before I forked over 450+ bucks for one.

April 25, 2009, 11:58 AM
My LCR has quickly become my everyday carry, replacing the venerable S&W 642. The trigger is clean and smooth without an expensive trigger job or aftermarket springs. It's lightweight, has never yet failed to function for me, fires the respectable .38 Special +P cartridge, and shooting the two side by side with various loads my groups with the LCR are half the size of my groups with the 642.

A lot of posters bring up recent Ruger recalls as a reason for caution but I'm not convinced that there is a reason for worry. Not all by any means, but certainly most recent recalls by various manufacturers (including S&W for their copy of the PPK) have been for small frame semi-autos. Rarely do you see a recall for any revolvers. Semi-autos just seem to be a lot more difficult to get right--one reason I carry a revolver as my everyday carry gun.

April 25, 2009, 12:12 PM
Now I'm waiting to see if Ruger comes out with a pocket 9mm.

A Kahr 9 Clone....that would be nice

I think it is a gun that is answering a question that nobody asked......

I agree.

April 25, 2009, 11:21 PM
I shot 50=60 rounds today. Though carry up was a bit tight on a couple of chambers, this quickly regulated itself(as is the expectation with out of the box da revolvers) and it arrived at a very smooth, unstaged pull. Having shot a variety of 2" snub revolvers, I found this one instinctive with no "retraining" needed. The sights are visible and well regulated on this example and the revolver easy to shoot effectively. These were fired about 1 second apart:
The recoil is a bit stiff but not enough to shift the grip in my hand. I think it might distract or fatigue a new shooter. I had partially regulated the laser sight before leaving home and refined the adjustment at the range. Before I did any regulation, I fired five shots on the head of this target at a slow pace.(my first shots from the gun) The head of the target was in partial shade and it was barely possible to find the laser dot at 50 feet. The part of the target in bright sunlight obscured the laser entirely as did the black target board.
Indoors, and in the dusk, the dot is instantly visible and usable from some pretty odd shooting positions-however useless it is in bright sunlight or open shade..
These arrived locally a few days ago and are selling slower than the LCPs. They are also selling at the prices mentioned by other posters with mine retailed in the $660s and coming out about $735 with tax. The may well sell for less after the current prevailing disorder but right now, its a seller's market. I don't begrudge seven bills for a perfectly functioning concealment arm with many practical advantages. - particularly when the businesses will see the bulk of their sales gurgling down the porcelin vortex when the current buying frenzy dries up.

Currently there are very few 38 special rounds available. Our local stores have almost enough to allow purchasers a single box and do not sell them otherwise. There are no premium loads including the +P 135 grain speer goldot snub load which really does expand at 960 odd fps from a 2" gun. The bullets themselves are unavailable even if you stocked up on primers a few monts ago. I used a bulk machine cast 158 swc over 3.5 grains of bullseye and a hornady 158 grain swchp over 3.7 bullseye. The first load gets 743 fps from a 2" smith j frame which is right there with the standard 158 RNL for velocity.The lead hollow point will expand at 950 fps but I expected nothing of the kind from this standard velocity loading. I was not dissappointed. Even though I bored out the hollow cavity to one eighth inch ,beveled the cavity and stressed the inside with a sharp knife, the bullets, fired through one foot of water and into dry telephone books, didn't expand a whit. I did find the penetration to be quite comforting though.

The first look at these by long term gun people produces disgust at the overall appearance and the notion of plastic for major structural parts. I believe that new shooters- a great many of whom are not gun enthusiasts at all, might not be put off by the appearance at all. Although I developed an early prejudice in favor of classic Smith Hand Ejectors, I do not find the LCR at all hard to look at. The early reports I've seen on these -some even from credible sources- are not turning up functional problems with them. Prior to purchase, I fed lead bullets into the chambers and otherwise established that there were no gross diameter differences as have shown up on another recent Ruger innovaton and some long standing production revolvers from the company. There is no uneven case swelling nor any tendency for fired rounds to stick in any of the chambers. The indwelling key-lock is out of sight, unapproachable short of removing the grips and not so far, prone to self-engagement and spontaneious de-wat of the weapon. This is a Martha Steward Good Thing.

April 26, 2009, 01:29 AM
I think it is a gun that is answering a question that nobody asked......

I disagree.

I think it is answering a very common question that is getting asked more and more often. The old "what are my options for a light weight carry revolver" question. This is the same question that was also answered by the airweight S&W. Now, people asking the question have more choices in their possible answers.

April 26, 2009, 06:23 AM
Personally, if the price settles down to a reasonable level it has it's place. Priced at or above a x42 would leave it collecting dust at the dealer. It's great to have another option for wheel gun fans and I love Rugers but I don't see how it can compete with the J's unless there's a considerable savings. Then again, any that surface seem to move fast.

Lucky Strike
April 26, 2009, 02:48 PM
I'm really excited by this revolver. Haven't seen one at a gunshop so I've yet to handle one and try out the trigger but from what i've read I can easily see myself trading in the 642 i bought last year (from that special run without the lock) to get an LCR. My other two revolvers (single six, gp100) are Rugers so i feel comfortable with their products

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