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Old 11-25-2009, 03:28 PM
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Default The Ruger LCR "Lock" Pics

Just in case anyone was interested, here is the LCR lock. Most folks are not in favor of locks on their S&W's so I just wanted to show Rugers design. Yes, it's a Ruger but I am a egual opportunity gun owner, so please keep the flames to a low burn.

I have to give credit to the Ruger trigger. Even after replacing the springs in my J frames, the Ruger trigger is still nicer. I also have a pic of the sorbathane insert in the grip which does help with felt recoil. Just like your athletic shoes.

The lock design appears very sturdy, and simple in design. The padlock type key just turns the cylinder and blocks the hole that the hammer strut goes through. It does not appear easy to defeat(to me) unless the inside of the lock is drilled out as the the whole unit supports the hammer strut/spring. But the way it is built it seems unlikely to fail.

The gun is very nice to shoot and very accurate.

Of course why do we need locks like this on revolvers in the first place? The semi auto LCP has no lock??

Anyway , here is the pics just as a FYI. Hate it if you like.
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so how do you remove the lock?
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the world needs more plastic guns. NOT!!!!!!!!!!
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I'm just curious as to how an LCR handles during firing. I held them, but never fired them and figure that even a standard factory 38 spl load would feel like touching off and alloy-frames 44 mag with full loads!
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I'm just curious as to how an LCR handles during firing. I held them, but never fired them and figure that even a standard factory 38 spl load would feel like touching off and alloy-frames 44 mag with full loads!
Not at all. I find it less stout then my 642 alloy frame. I think a lot of polymer guns (pistols) absorb felt recoil better than some steel guns.
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The best thing about the Ruger Lock is it is "Hidden" under the grips. No ugly hole in the side of the frame to collect dirt etc.
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Instruction Manual? I thought they printed all the instructions on the barrel...... Dumbest thing I ever seen. Rugers not allowed here.
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The one thing I really like about the LCR is the cylinder.

They had to have copied it from a Webley WG model, which is my favorite revolver based on aesthetics of it's "church steeple" flutes on the cylinder.

I am certain that Ruger is selling many of these to go with all the other tactical stuff there is out there.

I handled one and was impressed with its weight, quality and price..but it seems too large for its weight- it needs a short boot grip.
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Instruction Manual? I thought they printed all the instructions on the barrel...... Dumbest thing I ever seen. Rugers not allowed here.
Apparently you didn't "get it"
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If S&W insists that we all need a lock why didn't they hide it like this one instead of drilling a hole in the side of the frame and infuriating everybody in the process? It isn't too late to redesign the IL to make it less conspicuous........duh.

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