Is the Ruger LCR A 38 Special?

Ruger LCR/LCRx The three-inch barrel variant with a standard frame is available in . 22 and . 38 special, but you can get the gun in .

What does LCRX stand for Ruger?

The Ruger LCR is a compact revolver built by Sturm, Ruger & Co. and announced in January 2009. LCR stands for “Lightweight Compact Revolver”. It incorporates several novel features such as a polymer grip and trigger housing, monolithic receiver, and constant force trigger.

What is Ruger LCRX?

The Ruger® LCR® is a lightweight, small-frame revolver with a uniquely smooth trigger and highly manageable recoil. Monolithic frame is made from aerospace-grade, 7000-series aluminum in . 22 LR, . 22 Magnum and . 38 Special models and from 400-series stainless steel in the powerful .

Is 9mm or 38 Special more powerful?

Standard pressure . 38 Special only produces 264 foot-pounds of force (147-grain bullet at 900 feet per second out of a 4-inch barrel), while standard pressure 9mm can produce 365 foot-pounds of force (124-grain bullet at 1,150 feet per second). This is 38.25% more energy at the muzzle in favor of the 9mm.

What is the Ruger LCR 38 Special +P?

The Ruger LCR .38 Special +P is a Hammerless Light Compact Revolver with a polymer housing— the only snubby of its kind! When I entered law enforcement in the mid-1970s, the revolver was king. Concerns over weapon effectiveness were normally directed towards the caliber of the gun as few doubted that the revolver could deliver.

How does the Ruger 38 Special flyweight compare to Smith&Wesson?

By mating a polymer fire control housing and grip frame to an aluminum upper (which houses a steel barrel and cylinder), Ruger managed to create a flyweight revolver that bests the aluminum-framed Smith & Wesson Airweights by an ounce or so (a .38 Special LCR weighs 13.5 ounces, compared to 14.4 ounces for a Smith & Wesson 642 ).

What does a Ruger 38 Special +P feel like?

The hotter .38 Special +P loads in the polymer-framed Ruger start to feel a lot more like a .357 Magnum in a steel gun, to me–not quite as bad, but definitely closer to a .357 experience than a .38 experience. The most objectionable part of the recoil for me was the trigger slap that I experienced.

Is the metric Ruger 9mm better than the Ruger 38 Special?

The 9mm beats the .38 Special for energy and I expected more kick from the Metric Ruger, but it was noticeably more controllable than shooting the .38 Special LCR with equivalent loads (such as standard pressure, 124 grain, 9mm versus 125+P .38 Special). It didn’t beat my trigger finger up, either.