Two New Ruger Lightweight Compact Handguns

   04.07.17

Two New Ruger Lightweight Compact Handguns

April 7, 2017 – Today, Ruger announced two new versions of small, light handguns: The LCRx® with external hammer and 3-inch barrel chambered in 22 LR, and the LCP® II with factory-installed Viridian® E-Series™ red laser.

22 LR LCRx 22 LR

According to Ruger:

‘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 Chief Operating Officer. ‘The 3-inch barrel, adjustable sight and low recoil make for a tremendously fun shooting experience,’ he continued.

This newest addition to the LCRx family features a fully adjustable rear sight, full-size smooth Hogue® Tamer™ grip, polymer fire control housing, aerospace grade aluminum monolithic frame and an extensively fluted stainless steel cylinder. This new model expands the diverse Ruger LCR family, which features a variety of calibers and configurations.

(Photo: Sturm, Ruger and Co.)
(Photo: Sturm, Ruger and Co.)

Manufacturer Specs

  • Model Number: 5435
  • Caliber: 22 LR
  • Capacity: 8 rounds
  • Polymer fire control housing
  • Frame Material: Aluminum
  • Cylinder Material: Stainless steel
  • Grip: Hogue® Tamer™ Monogrip®
  • Front Sight: Replaceable, Pinned Ramp with white bar
  • Rear Sight: Adjustable Black Blade
  • Barrel Length: 3″
  • Twist: 1:16″ RH
  • Grooves: 6
  • Finish: Matte Black
  • Cylinder Finish: PVD
  • Weight: 17.3 oz.
  • Height: 5.80″
  • Overall Length: 7.50″
  • CA Approved: No
  • MA Approved & Certified: No
  • Suggested Retail: $579.00

LCP II Viridian

According to Ruger:

Ruger also proudly introduces a new model of LCP II featuring a factory-installed Viridian E-Series red (635-650 nm) laser. The one ounce laser unit is mounted on the trigger guard and features ambidextrous push-button activation. The new model features the same great trigger pull with single-action feel, textured grip frame, easy-to-rack slide, last round hold-open, integral sights, bladed trigger safety and internal safety features as other models of the LCP II. The LCP II with Viridian E-Series red laser comes with a pocket holster and offers consumers a new low cost option for compact, concealed carry.

(Photo: Sturm, Ruger and Co.)
(Photo: Sturm, Ruger and Co.)

Manufacturer Specs

  • Model Number: 3758
  • Caliber: 380 ACP
  • Capacity: 6+1 rounds
  • Grip Frame: Black Glass-Filled Nylon
  • Sights: Integral
  • Barrel Length: 2.75″
  • Twist: 1:16″ RH
  • Grooves: 6
  • Slide & Barrel Finish: Blued
  • Slide & Barrel Material: Alloy Steel
  • Weight: 11.4 oz.
  • Height: 3.71″
  • Slide width: 0.75″
  • Overall Length: 5.17″
  • Viridian® E-Series™ Red (635-650 nm) Laser
  • CA Approved: No
  • MA Approved & Certified: No
  • Suggested Retail: $439.00

Includes a pocket holster and one 6-round magazine.

Note: Six-round LCP® magazines are compatible with the LCP® II, but will not activate the last round hold-open feature of the LCP® II. Seven-round LCP® magazines are NOT compatible with the LCP® II.

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