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Will ruger come out with a 3 inch lcr

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by mountain_man, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. mountain_man

    mountain_man Well-Known Member

    Does anyone think that ruger would ever make a 3 inch lcr? I would love to have one and honestly if they made one I would be on it like a chicken on a junebug. Who else wants to see one?
  2. SPW1

    SPW1 Well-Known Member

    I doubt it since it is a DAO design.
  3. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    I doubt Ruger will do that. That revolver is meant for the "pocket" niche and a 3" barrel doesn't do pockets well.
  4. ljnowell

    ljnowell Well-Known Member

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  5. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

  6. mavracer

    mavracer Well-Known Member

    I have absolutly no interest in one. My LCR is a pocket gun if I carry IWB I'd just as soon have my 3" SP101 as the added weight isn't noticed in a belt holster and a blessing when shooting.
  7. GP100man

    GP100man Well-Known Member

    Grant you , the LCR is`nt the purdyest in the bunch , but for a pocket revolver it fits the bill !!

    3" will never happen , as stated 3" does`nt do pockets well.

    I was surprised when they put a spur on the hammer & made it SA , simply put : If I have it in my pocket & NEED it I don`t wanna be worried with a hammer or trying to cock it while drawing !

    But the option of DA/SA is nice to have . BUT remember folks practice is essential , but the LCR or any snubbie revolver is NOT a fun range gun.

  8. jimbo555

    jimbo555 Well-Known Member

    The lcr22lr would be nice with a 3inch barrel.
  9. Sergei Mosin

    Sergei Mosin Well-Known Member

    Why not? S&W makes 3-inch J-frames. A 3-inch LCR would be a nice change from the overweight SP101.

    I wonder if the LCR architecture will scale up to larger revolvers. Imagine, if you will, a lightweight 6-shot .38 or .357 with a 3- or 4-inch barrel.
  10. mountain_man

    mountain_man Well-Known Member

    I think that you are right. I think that they have a great platform that could be expanded in numerous ways.
  11. tomrkba

    tomrkba Well-Known Member

    I want to see one in 38 Special +P with 3" barrel and six round capacity. I'd really like to see one with a four inch barrel.
  12. herkyguy

    herkyguy Well-Known Member

    Why not? I carry mine quite a bit. It's a great little gun. If Ruger branched out, it might not fit the "pocket pistol" definition but it's still a lightweight and handy gun.

    I'd consider one with 6 round capacity and a longer barrel for OWB. or even with a different IWB holster. Especially if it had a trijicon or hi-viz front sight.
  13. Blade First

    Blade First Well-Known Member

    "Why not? S&W makes 3-inch J-frames."

    Well, they still make 3" revolvers in multiple calibers because they balance better than any other barrel length. The bean counters would be happy to drop the option but demand seems to be constant enough to keep it alive.

    There isn't a more comfortable, totable revolver than a 3" J/K/N frame. Don't know why other major mfrs. ignore the obvious.
  14. oss117

    oss117 Well-Known Member

    I would buy a 3" LCR. Perhaps it could come out as a Talo edition.

    Making it a six shot would give them a leg up on tha competition.
  15. RealGun

    RealGun Well-Known Member

    I could agree, if referring to .357 Magnum or heavier. I think of my two little .38 Specials as fun to practice with and a greater challenge to shoot well.
  16. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Well-Known Member

    I would prefer a 4" 357 magnum myself.

    I would definately buy at least one variant of a longer barreled LCR.

    I would also like to see the platform scaled up to 44/45 frame sizes

    ETA have the 2" 38 and LOVE IT

    Ruger seriously needs an expanded lightweight revolver lineup. Carrying a SP101 or heaven forbid a GP100 is like trying to strap a small block Chevy cylinder head to your hip and walk around.

    I would love for ruger to offer me a light option that fits between my 38 LCR and s&w 386xl
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2014
  17. Drail

    Drail Well-Known Member

    "the overweight SP 101".....? I'm still trying to stop laughing at that one. Comparing the LCR to the SP is like comparing a Yugo to a Humvee. If an SP is too heavy for you to carry then you really need to go to the gym or buy a real belt and holster. The SP is not that heavy.
  18. RealGun

    RealGun Well-Known Member

    How does a desire for more barrel length and scaling up to 44/45 square with slamming an SP101 for weight? One could just dress to conceal. With a 1 3/4" gun belt and high-and-tight pancake OWB holster, the SP101 is nothing to carry. For me, that means the 3.06" barrel...one in .357 Magnum and one in .327 Federal Magnum.

    I doubt a 44/45 LCR version would be much of a pocket gun.:confused:
  19. Sergei Mosin

    Sergei Mosin Well-Known Member

    The SP101 isn't that heavy in absolute terms, and I've carried much heavier guns. But I think the SP101 is overweight in proportion to the capability it offers. It's inefficient. The LCR does the same thing - five shots, .357 Magnum - in a much smaller and lighter package. If I'm going to carry something as heavy and bulky as the SP101, I want more capability. Otherwise I might as well carry the LCR (and I do.)
  20. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Well-Known Member

    I have a 6" 7 shot 357 magnum I carry quite often

    It weighs about the same as a sp101

    Why slam the sp? Because it's an overweight porker for its size left over from the dark ages when you couldn't ccw and people didn't care about weight.

    I really like Rugers and I like lightweight revolvers. Ruger simply doesn't make anything for me. A magnum LCR with some barrel length to it would rectify this
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2014

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