Ruger's New Polymer Frame Revolver

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    Ruger's New Polymer Frame Revolver

    Ruger just showed a new 5-shot .38 Spl+P snub nosed revolver with a polymer frame at the SHOT Show last weekend. The LCR's (Light Compact Revolver) empty weight is only 13.5 oz. and it will sell for between $500 and $600 with availability in early March. It was designed to fit an existing Crimson Trace Laser Grip model so there is no waiting until CT brings out a laser grip for the new gun. You can buy the gun with the CT laser grip from the Ruger factory. Ruger is saying that the frame flex offered by the polymer components cuts down on felt recoil. Very interesting.

    Ruger LCR - Lightweight Compact Revolver

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    saw a write up on it. i would like to see one and play around with it. but at this time it is hard to beat my old model 60.
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    Ruger's last two new releases resulted in immediate recalls. I'd wait until this one has gone through a couple itself.
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    Looks good. Looking forward to see one and puting it in my hand.

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    ooo new ruger...crap what happened to them being reliable and cheap? well i guess people will argue the latest 2 releases weren't reliable either

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    Looks like a real turd to me. No thanks!
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    It saves two onces over the 642, thats the only advantage I see. I've always hated Rugers polymer, I hope the refined the chemistry of theirs for this.

    I got to applaud Ruger for exploring this market, and trying something new and innovative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    It saves two onces over the 642, thats the only advantage I see. .
    Two ounces lighter than the 642....Must be a real kick to shoot it (pun intended).

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    I'm way out of the loop. How had I missed this?

    Got to give it to them. at least they're coming out with new stuff. I'd rather just seen a Ruger version of the 642 w/ no internal lock.

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    I'm interested in this.

    I will however wait for what I determine to be an appropriate amount of time, to allow Ruger to get the "kinks" out of this new release.

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    I would have rather seen them try a 9mm version of the lcp or something. First off... their sp 101 has a very loyal following and the second is they are definitely going to have a hard time beating th Smith Snubbies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwhite75 View Post
    I would have rather seen them try a 9mm version of the lcp or something. Firts off their sp 101 has a very loyal following and the second is they are definitely going to have a hard time beating th Smith Snubbies.
    I think you're right; I'd like to see a 9mm LCR and LCP.
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    No lock, lighter, almost a j-frame, what's not to like.
    Think I'll wait for a year to get one.
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    I think you're right; I'd like to see a 9mm LCR and LCP.

    I agree with that.

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