The newest addition to the LCRx family, the LCRx in 327 Federal Magnum features an external hammer for single-action use, as well as a Hogue Tamer grip. The Ruger LCR is a lightweight, small-frame revolver with a uniquely smooth trigger and highly manageable recoil.
To me, the 327 federal makes for an entirely practical and versatile chambering for a revolver. You get 6 shots out of the small frame, which is 1 more than most. You also have a wide variety of power levels. My wife absolutely loves this revolver shooting 32 s&w longs. Very little recoil allows her to practice more, which is always a good thing. She can carry 32 h&r defense rounds in it. For me, with the hotter loads, I get 6 shots of 327 fed mag which falls in between a 38+p and a 357 mag in power. I really can't think of a more practical and versatile defense round. At this point, I think the revolver itself is proven. The LCRx has great double action triggers and the relatively slim profile makes it easy to conceal. The hogue tamer grips are quite nice.
The first one was so cool, that $375 for one that the previous owner hated, because he thought the .327 Fed Mag was like shooting .357, so why bother. I just had to buy it! Well, Hornady makes a reduced recoil .327 cartridge, and Buffalo Bore make a wrist jarring monster .327 Fed Mag, and if those reduced recoil Hornadys are still too much, just go buy some .32 H&R Magnum. Even the .32 H&R is a respectable round that I will put it against .38 Special +P. Remember boys & girls, faster = more foot pounds than heavier! Twice as heavy = twice the energy. Twice as fast, and the energy almost squares. So velocity increases power exponentially, whereas mass increases it proportionately linear. So that fast little .32 is going to punch through barriers quite well, and you can plink with .32 S&W, .32 Short, .32 long, .32 H&R Magnum, .327 Fed Mag, and even the semi-rimmed .32 ACP will shoot from this gun. Shooting these is not cheap, but .38 Special is no longer cheap to shoot anymore either. 9mm has taken over as the most popular round ever. I don't know why. MONEY Thats my first guess. Next is we have a bunch of citified pansies that don't like the recoil from a .40S&W or a 10mm. Put .38 +Ps in my S&W 19, or 586, and I don't need the 17+1 rounds that Glock offers, to put a hole exactly where I want it. I am not saying Glocks are bad guns. They are just not great guns. They are guns, just like a Hyundai Sonata is a car. I have put the S&W Titanium .32 H&R Magnum on my list of guns to buy. .32 H&R Magnum, and .327 Fed Mag are just cool. If you have a gun that will shoot both, and 4 other rounds, besides....whats not to like Get some reloading equipment and go have some fun!