Ruger is giving the five-round revolver LCRx line a kick with the addition of a .357 Magnum version, the company announced this week.
Consisting of three main components — a polymer fire control housing, stainless steel monolithic cylinder frame and a fluted stainless steel cylinder — the .357 Magnum version continues to offer the same compact, concealable design as its sister line, the LCR. With an overall length of 6.5-inches and a weight of just 17.1-ounces, the .357 variant easily slips into a holster as a primary or back-up gun.
The wheel gun is equipped with a 1.87-inch stainless steel barrel and exposed, external hammer so shooters can run it in either double-action or single-action mode. Like the standard LCR, the LCRx contains a patented friction-reducing cam that results in a smooth, non-stacking trigger. Double-action trigger pull force builds gradually and peaks later in the trigger stroke which allows for better overall control and a lighter felt pull.