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Reviewing the Ruger LCRx .22

Looking for a kit gun? The Ruger .22 caliber LCRx is the perfect choice

The Ruger LCRx .22 (Photo courtesy of Down Range TV) The Ruger LCRx .22 (Photo courtesy of Down Range TV)

By: Ed Head

Today we’re going to examine Ruger’s .22 caliber LCRx, a kit gun if there ever was one. What’s a kit gun, you ask? It could be a fishing or tackle box gun used to dispatch snakes and such. It might be a small, handy revolver that’s easy to pack when hiking or wandering about outdoors. In these parts some folks I know carry a small revolver when they’re walking their dogs, riding their trail horses or working about the property in case of encounters with slithering, four legged, or perhaps, two legged critters. Kit guns are handy, useful and very popular, especially in .22 Long Rifle (LR) caliber. Why a .22? No cartridge is more prolific and versatile than the .22LR, and, while it’s not a powerhouse, it’s easy to shoot, ammunition is inexpensive and it works just fine for most of the reasons people need a small revolver.

Ruger’s LCR revolver line was launched in 2009 and has been steadily expanding ever since. The LCR two inch barreled revolvers with shrouded hammers and fixed sights are available in .38 Special, .357 Magnum, 9mm Luger, .22 Long Rifle, .22 Magnum and .327 Federal. The LCRx models feature an exposed hammer allowing them to be cocked for single action shooting. There are 2-inch barreled models with fixed sights as well as ones with 3 inch barrels and adjustable sights, both available in .38 Special and .22LR. The subject of our examination today is the .22LR LCRx with a 3-inch barrel.

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