With concealed carry the current force dominating the handgun market, Ruger just announced the introduction of two new lightweight compact handguns.
First up is the new LCRx revolver with an external hammer, 3-inch barrel and chambered in .22 LR.
“With an 8-round capacity, the .22 LR LCRx is the perfect revolver for range practice or to take with you on that fishing or camping trip,” said Chris Killoy, Ruger president and COO in a release. “The 3-inch barrel, adjustable sight, and low recoil make for a tremendously fun shooting experience.”
As Killoy says, the newest LCRx has fully adjustable rear sights and a full-size smooth Hogue Tamer grip, plus a polymer fire control housing, aerospace grade aluminum monolithic frame, and an extensively fluted stainless steel cylinder. The .22LR chambering serves to broaden the already diverse LCR family of calibers and configurations.
Ruger also introduced its new model of LCP II semi-auto in .380 Auto, which features a factory-installed Viridian E-Series red laser sight.
The laser unit weighs just one ounce and is mounted on the trigger guard with an ambidextrous push-button activation switch.
The model features the same trigger pull, textured grip frame, easy to manipulate slide, last-round hold open, integrated sights, and bladed trigger safety as other models of the LCP II.