Now an Ruger LCR Wrecked

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    Now an Ruger LCR Wrecked

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    We've heard about a Smith & Wesson Model 329 and a couple of Diamondback .380s that came apart on the Forum in the past week or so. Now there is a report of a Ruger LCR failing.

    It is only a single instance. Perhaps the explanation given about cylinder alignment is appropriate. I'm not personally interested in owning an LCR but it does represent a novel way of building a revolver and it offers an additional choice for those interested in concealed carry. With any luck this will be an isolated incident.
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    Ouch! I guess that shoots the heck out of the "only Glocks" conspiracy. nice only in that no one was hurt.
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    .357? .38+P? I will a take steel revolver please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azchevy View Post
    .357? .38+P? I will a take steel revolver please.

    +1. I have a stainless Ruger Speed Six and two Ruger SP-101's. I know they will handle any commercially manufactured round I feed them.

    I don't go for ultra lightweights. Took me about a minute to pass on the LCR at a gun show. Yeah, it was a cool idea but not for me.

    My polymer framed LCP gets nowhere near the pressures in factory .380 loads than a +P rated .38 spl. as far as I know.
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    And some people want a LCR in .357
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    if it's a matter of "timing", it wouldn't matter if the gun were part polymer or all stainless, would it? I have no personal interest in a part polymer revolver, and becomming less of a fan of polymer pistols in general, but this one doesn't look to me like a polymer vs steel issue, although I could be wrong (it's definately been proven possible)


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    Quote Originally Posted by GM View Post
    And some people want a LCR in .357
    Some people may want to think twice before buying the .357 magnum, I hope it is only an isolated incident!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GM View Post
    And some people want a LCR in .357
    The .357 is a steel frame. That's why it weighs more than the .38 LCR.

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    I believe the LCR in both .38+P & .357 have each been tested to do 10,000 rounds by Ruger.

    Something sure was mechanically wrong with that one though.

    Ruger will replace it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    I believe the LCR in both .38+P & .357 have each been tested to do 10,000 rounds by Ruger.

    Something sure was mechanically wrong with that one though.

    Ruger will replace it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cliffyp View Post
    The .357 is a steel frame. That's why it weighs more than the .38 LCR.
    Where did you read this? I can't find anything that indicates it is a steel frame vs the alloy frame of the .38 LCR. The barrel in the LCR is steel, but the surrounding area is alloy and the handle is polymer.

    The new .357 appears to be same setup unless the alloy has been replaced with steel.
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    It would be nice if the gun was replaced by Ruger and they would evaluate the failed gun and let us know the cause of the failure. Yea I know, we will never find out. But hey, a guy can still dream!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkruf View Post
    Where did you read this? I can't find anything that indicates it is a steel frame vs the alloy frame of the .38 LCR. The barrel in the LCR is steel, but the surrounding area is alloy and the handle is polymer.

    The new .357 appears to be same setup unless the alloy has been replaced with steel.
    Check the Ruger website for the differences!

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