Ruger announced they will now be making a version of the LCR chambered in 9×19. This brings the total number of calibers in the LCR line to five.
The new gun is a five-shot revolver like its rimmed-cartridge cousins. It is heavier than the .38 Special guns (17.2 ounces vs. 13.5 ounces) and even a touch heavier than the .357 Magnum that weighs in at 17.1 oz. The gun comes with three full moon clips.
Like the existing LCR line, the gun has a stainless steel barrel and cylinder and a polymer fire control group (i.e. handle.) The gun is double-action-only. Unlike the other LCR revolvers, the 9mm version has a white front ramp sight.
The MSRP is $599.
Ruger Expands the Popular Line of Lightweight Compact Revolvers with the Addition of the 9mm LCR
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) announces the introduction of the 9mm LCR®, the newest variation of the revolutionary 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,” he concluded.
The newest LCR retains 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 is elegantly designed with three main components: a polymer fire control housing, an aerospace-grade, 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 9mm, 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.
For more information on the Ruger LCR in 9mm, or to learn more about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger firearms, visit Ruger.com or Facebook.com/Ruger. To find accessories for the LCR or other Ruger firearms, visit ShopRuger.com.