Packed with the latest technological advances and features required by today’s most demanding shooters, the Ruger LCR is the evolution of the revolver. The Ruger LCR in .327 Federal Magnum is a lightweight, small-frame revolver with a uniquely smooth trigger and highly manageable recoil.
You will not be sorry if you buy this gun. Of the guns I have 50/50 pistol/revolver ratio, this is my favorite carry-on handgun. I have two LCRs. The weight is about right...20 ounces loaded...Not to heavy, not too light for good control. The shape of the gun is the best one, as when retrieving your weapon from your pockets or other. You have the option to shoot either very mild ammo or the more potent magnum rounds. For self-defense purposes, 32 H&R Magnum, or the 327 Magnum rounds are fine. Recoil is not bad, even with the 327 Magnum rounds. There are 85 grain 327 Magnum cartridges available for milder shooting. The other options 32 S&W Long, etc.are even milder to shoot. This caliber is excellent for those seeking low-recoil options. You can't beat the revolver in reliability, or its versatility. This wheel-gun holds 6 rounds...better than the typical 38 Special. Thus, in this gun, you can have both power and fun when shooting. Speedloaders, and Speed-strips are available. I trust the revolver over the pistols. As Massad Ayoub once said: "I'd rather have 5 for definite, than 10 maybes".
Remember this is small revolver, and J Frames, Airlights, Detective Specials, SP101s, etc. are NOT fun to shoot with .357 S&W. You are also limited to 5 rounds, and there is a possibility of bullet creep jamming your cylinder. .327 Fed Mag revolvers can shoot, 5 or 6 different rounds. I have shot .32 ACP, 32 Short, 32 Long, 32 H&R Magnum, and .327 Fed Mag from a Ruger SP101 4, and it's still a nice shooter.
The Ruger LCR was amazing. H&R 32 Magnum is putzy compared to the .327 Federal Super Magnum, which will shoot at 500 ft lbs of muzzle energy from a 4 inch barrel. This is pretty beefy, but still manageable from the lightweight Ruger LCR. Give me the higher velocity smaller round that shoots flatter, and farther than the .357, with less recoil. It's not cheap to shoot .327 or even .32H&R, or any .32 cal round, but I'll take that extra round any day, and the lesser recoil all day. I am hoping to see some 8 or 9 round .327s in larger frame revolvers someday. Maybe even a 10 round Its a respectable round, and the smaller diameter means you pack them into a cylinder like a .22. These are going to do a whole lot more damage than any .22 though!
The LCR has a nice smooth trigger, which takes a little getting used to. It's nothing like going from a tuned advanced geometry 1911 to a Glocks plastic trigger. It's actually nice. The LCRs trigger is unique, and quite nice. Again, I wish we would see more offerings in .327 Fed Mag. It is very under rated. With a revolver, I don't even need to clear my pocket with the gun, before I can start shooting. You can't knock it out of battery. There are 120 year old revolvers still being shot. I am leery of any Glock made before 1992. I have shot revolvers made in 1892. Yes, sometimes they do fall apart in my hands, but I still have all my fingers, eyes and teeth intact afterword, too. Usually these guns live to shoot again another day, with some work. The LCR does have a poly overmolding on a metal frame.
IT'S A NEAT LITTLE GUN! NOT A STANDARD TYPE TRIGGER AND HAMMER ACTION, BUT THAT'S JUST RUGER. They shoot nice enough. I won't be stone polishing one out like I would an SP, or GP, or one of their Hawk guns.