Ruger LCRx

Ruger Expands the Popular Line of Lightweight Compact Revolvers with the Addition of the LCRx

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) announces the introduction of the LCRx™, the newest variation of the revolutionary Lightweight Compact Revolver (LCR®). Chambered in .38 Special +P, the LCRx™ features an external hammer that allows it to be fired in single-action mode.

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“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 Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Customers have been asking for a traditional double-action version of the LCR® with an external hammer for optional single-action shooting. We were listening and have added a crisp single-action mode to the already smooth double-action LCR®,” he concluded.

The newest LCR® maintains all the features of the critically acclaimed original LCR®. Its double-action-only trigger pull is uniquely engineered with a patented Ruger® friction reducing cam fire control system. The trigger pull force on the LCR® builds gradually and peaks later in the trigger stroke, resulting in a trigger pull that feels much lighter than it actually is. This results in more controllable double-action shooting, even among those who find traditional double-action-only triggers difficult to operate.
The LCR® has three main components: a polymer fire control housing, an aircraft quality aluminum 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 the newly introduced external hammer LCRx™, the Ruger® LCR® is available in .38 Special +P, .357 Magnum, .22 Magnum and .22 Long Rifle double-action-only models. All LCR® models feature replaceable ramp front sights, and a fixed U-notch rear and some models feature a laser-sighting system from Crimson Trace®.

For more information on the Ruger® LCRx™, or to learn about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger® firearms, visit or To find accessories for Ruger® firearms, visit

About Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.

Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. The only full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines. For more than 60 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens,” echoes the importance of these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.

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  1. Glad to see the option, though I don’t have the least interest in a defensive revolver with single action capability.

    Caleb, you do a lot of revolver, what do you think?

    1. It’s not something I’d personally select; the factory DA trigger on the LCR is already pretty good. I can imagine that Ruger did this in response to customer feedback, so it will probably sell.

      1. Caleb, looking forward to your discussion on Ruger’s new iteration of the GP100.

  2. If an exposed hammer really ‘matters’ on a pocket revolver, why wouldn’t I choose a shrouded spur, like on the 638?

  3. I think the SA is a nice thing to have in a “single gun” owner situation… Not that the Ruger LCR *should* be the only gun anyone owns, but it probably is for a fair number of people. A SA revolver shooting light 38’s isn’t as good as a .22 for beginners, but it’s close.

  4. The LCR is a great gun, it is my “carry when I can’t carry bigger” gun. I have a lot more confidence in it than a pocket 380 and it carries in a pocket well. I prefer the double action only option on a gun of this nature, as it rules out one more liability to arise after a defensive gun use.

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