Ruger LCR

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  1. Lazarus

    Lazarus XDTalk 5K Member

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    I was browsing Ruger's site and on the front page was their LCR. I've been out of the loop for a little bit but thats a nice looking firearm. Is it out yet? Any details, feedback, etc?
     
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    Ruger says they started shipping the beginning of March, but I haven't seen one anywhere yet.

    I agree that Ruger has a potential winner here:
    1. if Ruger holds the actual selling price below Smith & Wesson,
    2. if the new cam trigger is as good as advertised, and
    3. if the LCR performs reliably with no recall.
     
  3. boricua9mm

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    I got a chance to check them out at SHOT Show. The gun is very lightweight, which will be good for carry, but bad when it comes time to practice (like all lightweight revos). It has a nice steel cylinder. The trigger was decent, but not anything particularly noteworthy in my opinion. I kept thinking to myself "there has to be a reason why no one ever made a revolver with polymer!" I guess we'll see how they hold up.

    The lightweight revolvers are not for me. I've tried; been there and done that before. I very much prefer a sub-compact semi-auto. If I'm going to carry a revolver, make it a 3" .357 in all steel :D
     
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    As long as the Ruger Curse doesn't remain for yet another gun, I will look into obtaining one. It won't do anything an Airweight S&W won't do, but just for the "cool" factor. :D
     
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    Where can I buy One? They were supposed to be out March 1st!
     
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    I want one too.
     
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    LCR.......Little Crappy Revolver:?

    What you want to bet it will get recalled too?
     
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    Based on what? And don't say the LCP.
     
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    sr9?
     
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    +1 for waiting for a recall. Ruger may or may not have to recall the LCR. But based off their recent reputation, I would wait for a year or two before I would think about picking one up.
     
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    I never saw recalls as being bad things. it just shows the company is forking out profits because they found a way to make thier previously sold products better. sure its a little bit of a hassle, but its not that bad. If you don't want to be without your gun that long, waite to send it in. I bet they will even send kit to your local gunsmith eventualy, if they haven't done that already. Quite honestly there are lots of guns that might go off if you dropped them with a round in the chamber and the safety off. if it wasn't for all the sue happy lawyers out there, this wouldn't even be an issue.
     
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    SR9/LCP just take your pick, Ruger has not got a polymer semi-auto right yet, why do you think they will get a plastic framed revolver right? And I am a Ruger fan, I own 5 Rugers, but they are steel framed guns. They are having issues with early rollouts, thats the bottom line. This crap about recalls are OK as long as they are nice and friendly about it and send you a new mag when you get the gun back is bull. I own 32 (from 16 different makers) handguns and only one out of my collection has ever been recalled. They need to get it right before they offer these guns for sale. Its a firearm not a toaster oven. I personally never carry a handgun without throughly testing the firearm first for reliablily, but many people don't do this properly. So people lives depend on it. I have always been a fan of Rugers, but they are hurting their rep no question about it. Ceratainly every gun manufacturer no matter how good their QC is has some issues with a certain percentage of their offerings but one recall after another is not trust inspiring.
     
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    To be fair and honest, the Ruger P-series guns like the P95 and P345 seem to have been properly executed. Ugly, unwieldy, crude, and "cheap" as they may be, these guns seem to work. Now, if you mean recently, then I'd have to agree. Their latest polymer offerings seem to have a lackluster track record.
     
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    What really concerns me about the new LCR is if Ruger cannot get the LCP to market and make it work relaibly without recalls and many issues with light primer strikes when its basically a Kel Tec P3AT copy with some refinements, then how will they get a relatively ground breaking polymer framed revolver design to work reliably. They have nobody to copy!

    I hope they prove me wrong, then I will be the first to admit it. Time will tell. I am not bashing Ruger, I am a fan of most of their products and they are a good US company but the facts are the facts, lets see how they handle the LCR rollout.
     
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    Wish I could find one of these.
     
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    thats the most compelling evidence.

    What ruger did decades ago doesnt matter, what they have in the pipe now to come out in three years doesnt matter.

    The most logical comparison is their last big launch, if done under similar constraints, with arguably the same managment, in the same market, and no profound change, well it is not a stretch to be apprehensive atleast, and phobic at worst.

    I all around like ruger, they make good value products.

    I have pretty much settled in recent weeks on getting a SW 642 .357 as my pocket carry.

    i like the lcp in theroy, ..... kinda, i would always wish it was 9mm not a .380.

    the lcr has nothing on the world class SW wheel guns much less the SW airweight models.
     
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    Billbrasky, I agree that I'll be sticking to the tried and true SW wheelguns as well...but please don't try loading that 642 with .357s when you get it!
     
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    At least ruger issues a recall to insure your safety and oh have you looked at smiths website and there recalls. Recalls happen. And honestly if Ruger hadnt of told you about the SR9 recall most wouldn't have even realized what the issue was. Its all personell preference anyhow.
     
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    As we can see no one is perfect.
     

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