Ruger Expands LCRx Handgun Line with the Addition of the .357 Magnum

Ruger LCRx Handgun in .357 Magnum
Ruger LCRx Handgun in .357 Magnum
Ruger Firearms
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.

USA – -(, Ruger & Co., Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is pleased to announce a new Ruger® LCRx® 5-round revolver chambered in the hard-hitting .357 Magnum cartridge.

This durable and reliable revolver is equipped with a 1.87″ barrel and features an exposed hammer that allows it to be fired in either double-action or single-action mode.

When it was originally introduced, the Ruger LCR® was one of the most significant new revolver designs in over a century and has since been awarded three patents.

Ruger LCRx Handgun in .357 Magnum

Ruger LCRx Handgun in .357 Magnum Right Side Trigger Hammer
Ruger LCRx Handgun in .357 Magnum Right Side Trigger Hammer

The new Ruger LCRx Handgun in .357 Magnum maintains all the features of the original LCR, including Ruger's patented friction-reducing cam, a next-generation design in fire control systems that results in a smooth, non-stacking trigger pull. The double-action trigger pull force on the LCR builds gradually and peaks later in the trigger stroke, resulting in better control and a lighter felt trigger pull. The LCRx also incorporates crisp single-action functionality for precise shooting.

The LCRx is equipped with an integral u-notch rear sight and a pinned, white ramp front sight for quick target acquisition. The Hogue® Tamer™ Monogrip® with finger grooves provides outstanding control under recoil. The LCRx chambered in .357 Magnum has three main components: a polymer fire control housing, a stainless steel monolithic cylinder frame and an extensively fluted stainless steel cylinder.

In addition to this new model, the Ruger LCRx Handgun in .357 Magnum is available in .38 Spl +P with both 1.87 inch and 3 inch barrels. The original design LCR double-action-only model is available in .38 Spl +P, .357 Magnum, .327 Federal Magnum, 9mm Luger, .22 WMR and .22 LR.

Ruger LCRx Handgun in .357 Magnum Spec Sheet:

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  • 7 thoughts on “Ruger Expands LCRx Handgun Line with the Addition of the .357 Magnum

    1. Hell I started with revolvers in the 1972, I can hit just about anything at 50 ft, withe a model 60 or a model 36. Either you can or not with revolvers. Chances are if you started with an auto pistol like my glock 19, you just don’t have the patience it takes to re learn how to hold and fire a snub nose. At 22 I out shot just about everyone at my Uncles gun club with a 5 shot S&W 38. These were long time shooters many retired cops and hunters. My uncle was a Marine DI, and he told them he’s a really good shot, and he only shoots that gun.

    2. If you feel that a 3″ barrel is required just buy the 3″ SP 101, it’s a great little shooter. Yes the 2″er is mostly for close up and personal.

      1. Yes, but…..a 3″ LCRx in 357 magnum probably would WEIGH in at 20 ozs.

        A 3″ SP 101 is approx. about 30 ozs., if I’m not mistaken.

        Big difference if weight is a factor – which is usually the case when people are buying LCR’s or LCRx’s……the “L” stands for lightweight.

    3. I consider the 2″ LCR & LCRx’s to be ultra-reliable, defensive side pocket, conceal/ emergency/back-up……that can immediately be deployed if necessary. I have the 357 mag LCR 2″ version. I don’t get the hammered version LCRx 2″ of this at all.

      To me, these 2″ ers are “point & shoot” to about 7 yards generally speaking… a split second life threatening emergency. No “lining up the shot”.

      I think RUGER should have come out with this in a 3″ barrel instead. Would have greater sales as it would cover multiple applications.

    4. I’m not sure regards a poly frame in a magnum. Also why not a F/O front sight & 3″ barrel would just be standard for a snubby…I like snub guns; but you should be able to shoot good close in groups. I’m 65 and haven’t met anyone yet who can do it with a 2″ barrel with plain jane sight channel.

      1. Let’s face it, anyone who buys this revolver with a 2 inch barrel, is pretty much going to use it the same way that someone using a pocket pistol, or a mouse gun is going to use it: no more than two arm links away from where they are standing.

        The Recoil on the Range will be a bummer, but again, this revolver is designed as either a backup or an easy carry for super close range.

        It’s a good choice for what it does, although it’s bit pricey from my perspective.

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