GunBlast.com has a review of one of the “production” LCR revolvers. I had a “hey I know that guy” moment when they mentioned Frank James.
The review itself is pretty straightforward, as the little Ruger does everything that you’d expect it to. Although the fact that it produced a 3 inch group at 25 yards is a little startling, as that’s superb accuracy from such a little gun. You can chalk that up to the fact that most guns are far more mechanically accurate than the average shooter can wring out of them.
I’m not really a “revolver” guy, but the ugly little Ruger has a lot of appeal to me. I think it’s the fact that it is ugly as sin, and because parts of made of plastic which drives the wheelgun purists absolutely nuts. I mean hey, I’ve already been cast out of the Church of JMB for my use of heretical fire control systems (which I love), I might as well get excommunicated by the Wheelgun Diocese while I’m at it, right?
When I played with the LCR at SHOT Show, I was very impressed by how light it was, and how even the trigger pull was on the demo models they had out. With the addition of a Crimson Trace Lasergrip, it really seems like it would make an excellent concealed carry gun.