Ruger Adds 9mm Lightweight Compact Revolver

Law Shield members who shoot the 9mm Luger cartridge and those who carry wheelguns may be interested in a new Ruger product, the $599 9mm LCR, the newest variation of the Lightweight Compact Revolver (LCR).

“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 President and Chief Operating Officer. “Customers have been asking for a 9mm version due to ammo availability and compatibility with pistols. We were listening and have added a 9mm version of the LCR.”

The newest LCR retains the original LCR’s a double-action-only trigger pull using the patented friction-reducing-cam fire-control system. The 9mm LCR ships with three moon clips and a soft case.

The LCR is designed with three main components: a polymer fire control housing, 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 9mm Luger, the LCR double-action-only model also is available in .38 Spl. +P, .357 Mag., .22 WMR. and .22 LR. The exposed hammer LCRx, which can be fired in double- or single-action modes, is available in .38 Spl. +P. All LCR models feature replaceable ramp front sights with white bar, and a fixed U-notch rear sight. Some models are available with Crimson Trace Lasergrips instead of the Hogue Tamer Monogrip, which comes standard.

The 9mm LCR is Model Number 5456. It has a stainless-steel barrel length of 1.875 inches with 1:16 right-hand rifling and six grooves. Overall, it measures 6.5 inches in length, 4.5 inches in height, and is 1.28 inches wide. It holds five rounds in the Ionbond Diamondblack-finished cylinder and weighs 17.2 oz. It is not currently approved and certified in Massachusetts or California.

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