Ruger LCR

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The Ruger LCR is the evolution of the revolver. Its monolithic frame is made from aerospace-grade, 7000 series aluminum in .22 LR, .22 Magnum and .38 Spl +P models and from 400 series stainless steel in the powerful .357 Magnum, 9mm Luger and .327 Federal Magnum models. The patented friction reducing cam is a next generation design in fire control systems that results in a smooth, non-stacking trigger pull and the patented polymer fire control housing holds all the fire control components in their proper dimensional relationships, reduces weight significantly and helps reduce recoil. The high-strength stainless steel cylinder is extensively fluted (reducing weight) and features a PVD finish for excellent durability. Specifications: Weight: 13.5 oz. Overall Length: 6.5" Rate-of-Twist: 1-in-16" Additional Info: Blackened Stainless Cylinder

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Ruger LCR Specs

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2 Category

Technical Data


.38 Special (.38 Smith & Wesson Special)


DAO (Double Action Only)





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Barrel Length



6.5 Inches






17 oz

Ruger LCR Features

The Ruger LCR is an affordable revolver specifically designed for concealed carry.  This revolver is built with a 1.87 inch barrel topped with non-adjustable sights that include a fixed front blade and a rear sight notch that is molded into the frame.  This revolver fires from a double-action trigger pull and has an internal hammer underneath the polymer overmold.

Ruger LCR Ballistics

.38 Special (.38 Smith & Wesson Special) Ballistic Data
Range (Yards) Drop (inches) Velocity Energy Wind drift (inches) Time (milliseconds)
0 0 0 0 0 0
50 0 0 0 0 0
100 0 0 0 0 0
150 0 0 0 0 0
200 0 0 0 0 0
250 0 0 0 0 0
300 0 0 0 0 0
350 0 0 0 0 0
400 0 0 0 0 0
450 0 0 0 0 0
500 0 0 0 0 0

Ruger LCR Capacity

The Ruger LCR is available in .38 Special and .357 Magnum and has a 5 round cylinder.  The .357 Magnum version is fully capable of chambering and safely firing .38 Special loads and has no issue firing the .38 Special +P loads.

Ruger LCR Ergonomics

The LCR has very typical controls for a revolver and has a Hogue style grip that is just large enough to accommodate the ring and middle finger of the user.  The trigger pull is rather long and heavy but the pull is butter-smooth.  This was a design choice as the gun has no external safety to improve its usefulness as a defensive-carry revolver.

Ruger LCR Fit & Finish

The LCR takes a very liberal approach with its construction where its frame and barrel are completely surrounded in polymer.  This plastic is hardly structural, though, and is mainly for the purposes of reducing weight and improving its practicality for concealment.

Fit and Finish

Ruger LCR Concealability

The Ruger LCR measures 6.5 inches long and 4.5 inches tall making it one of the smallest revolvers available that is chambered in a practical caliber for self defense.  With the right holster and some slightly-loose attire, this gun can easily be tucked away out of sight.  The rounded design of the gun has two main benefits in that it improves comfort while carrying and it also prevents clothing and other stuff from getting it in the way when you draw.

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How much is a Ruger LCR worth?

In 2024 a new or used Ruger LCR value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a Ruger LCR and most handguns. The Price for a Ruger LCR has increased in cost by $0.00 in 2024 compared to 2023.

Estimated New and Used Values for a Ruger LCR Values are based on a basic model with no options or colors.

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $346.90 $453.64 $533.69
Excellent $320.21 $426.95 $480.32
Very Good $293.53 $426.95 $480.32
Good $266.85 $400.27 $453.64
Fair $186.79 $346.90 $426.95
Poor $133.42 $266.85 N/A

Gun Value Conditions explained:

New in box - 100% condition in unopened box. Excellent - 95%+ condition with or without box.

Very Good - 90% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Good - 80-90% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Fair - 30% - 80% condition, parts, and finish may or may not be original. Must function properly and shoot.

Poor - under 30% condition. Firearm has severe wear and tear, does not function, or is damaged.

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