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Ruger LCR 9mm Ruger LCR
Ruger LCR 9mm Ruger LCR
  • Lightweight
  • Affordable
  • Amazing trigger
  • Easy to conceal
  • 9mm version requires moon clips
  • Short grip
Editor’s Note:

The Ruger LCR utilizes a monolithic frame made from aerospace-grade, 7000-series aluminum (.22 LR, .22 Magnum, .38 Special) and 400-series stainless steel (.357 Magnum, 9mm Luger, .327 Federal). Combined with a polymer fire control housing, the result is a lighter revolver that still helps reduce overall felt recoil. A Hogue Tamer Monogrip and the light, friction-reducing trigger help ensure good shootability in this pocket-sized revolver. Ruger met their goal of making a lightweight revolver that is fairly affordable and reliable with the LCR.

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Ruger LCR Specs

Double Action Only / Double/Single Action
Barrel Length
Magazine Capacity
5rd / 6rd / 8rd
Magazine Included
Magazine Type
22 LR / 22 WMR / 327 Federal Magnum / 357 Mag - 38 Special / 38 Special +P / 9mm Luger
Overall Length
Stock Material
13.5oz - 17.2oz

Ruger LCR Features

Monolithic frame
Polymer fire control housing
Stainless steel PVD coated cylinder
Friction-reducing trigger cam
Hogue Tamer Monogrip
Double action only (DAO) trigger

By The Numbers - Ruger LCR

For a snub nose, the little LCR is perfectly competent at defensive distances, and the smooth trigger makes a big difference.
I’m taking off a point for the potential of crimp jump (9mm model only).
There isn’t much you can put on or take off a revolver. However, the LCR has been quite successful, so different grips, lasers, and front sights are available.
Complaints are few and far between with the ergonomics. With the LCR, the main issue is the ultra-small grip included with the gun.

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Kimber K6s

Kimber K6s


“Kimber did an awesome job with this revolver. Aesthetically it’s appealing and eye-catching. The controls are easy to manipulate, the trigger is beautifully smooth, and the gun feels good in my hands. The biggest downside is the need for speedloaders because they are not easy to find.” — Kat Stevens

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Sig Sauer P365XL

Sig Sauer P365XL


The SIG Sauer P365 XL is a larger version of the popular P365, with a longer slide and barrel for improved accuracy and a larger grip for better control. The pistol features a number of elements that make it highly versatile and easy to use, including an extended sight radius and a flat trigger. The P365 XL has a 12+1 capacity and is chambered in 9mm, making it a highly capable option for personal defense.

The pistol also features a number of customization options, including an optic-ready slide with iron night sights and a variety of aftermarket accessories. Overall, the SIG Sauer P365 XL is a highly versatile and reliable option for those looking for a larger concealed carry pistol with a high capacity and a variety of customization options.

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Sig Sauer P365XL Optic Ready

Sig Sauer P365XL Optic Ready


The Sig P365XL has quickly established itself as one of the most popular concealed carry pistols on the market today. Excellent ergonomics, great capacity for the size, factory night sights, and an optics-ready slide make this a feature-rich gun at an affordable price point.

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Sig Sauer P365XL Spectre Comp

Sig Sauer P365XL Spectre Comp


Sig took their base model P365 XL and add aggressive texturing, a compensated barrel, and improved optics mounting to create the Spectre Comp. The result is an improvement on an already immensely popular and shootable platform.

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final verdict

“If you’re not a revolver guy or gal and you want a plug-and-play revolver option, then the Ruger LCR is the way to go. It’s simple, reliable, lightweight, affordable, and effective.” – Travis Pike

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