I bought the first LCRx that I had seen last year, at Academy, for $410. Not still available at that price, I've been told. It has been trouble free, and tough enough. If it has a problem, it would be that I don't have more of them. It carries almost perfectly. It shoots a little high and to the right, depending on which plinking ammo I use.
As for the copper cylinder, I would take one of those over any other color finishes I've seen. I prefer black, but would buy copper. I was looking at all the brightly-colored autoloaders from SCCY, in a recent magazine ad. I kept thinking they looked like some kind of candy or sugar-loaded treat. I will say, brightly colored firearms give me the creeps. My wife agrees that the non-pink LCRs are the best!