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Old March 25th, 2017, 12:42 PM   #1
 
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Has anyone seen the new LCRX .357 mag yet?

As the title states I am just curious if this new LCRX .357 has made it to the store shelves yet??? I heard them announce this new version but haven't seen it anywhere yet???



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It is on Ruger's website with a "New" label so you could order it through your FFL. The DAO LCR version in 38SP is popular and often on the shelves. My local store does not keep any LCR 357 or LCRx 38SP models either.
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As the title states I am just curious if this new LCRX .357 has made it to the store shelves yet??? I heard them announce this new version but haven't seen it anywhere yet???
I saw one today at the Oaks, PA show. Didn't handle it, but i did see one with a tag that said "LCRX" .357 magnum.

Haven't the LCRs been out in .357?

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Yes just the LCR version, now it sounds like the LCRX S/A D/A version.
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3 inch Model

With the continued popularity of 3 inch barrel .357 Magnum revolvers, I would like to see that version of the LCRx produced by Ruger. Would make a great concealed carry and field use revolver.
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They are super light! Just under 16 ounces. I saw one at my local gunshot here in SC. Looks nice but I think I'll stick to my SP101 3 inch.
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I wonder if they will offer the LCRx .357 with the copper (colored) cylinder?

The heavier .357 frame soaks up 38/38+P recoil very nicely, and if you are ever
in a pinch for 38 ammo, you can always shoot .357 if you are brave enough
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I wonder if they will offer the LCRx .357 with the copper (colored) cylinder?

The heavier .357 frame soaks up 38/38+P recoil very nicely, and if you are ever
in a pinch for 38 ammo, you can always shoot .357 if you are brave enough
That would be very cool looking revolver!!!
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It would look like this , but with a little longer cylinder.

I've had LCRs, SP-101, Speeds and a WC GP.

Liked the KLCR .357 the best with 38 or 38+P ammo.

Should I buy the .357 KLCR with the copper cylinder,,,
it would give a good excuse to get a KLCRx when they

become available
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Over the years, I have owned an original 1960's S&W Model 60 (bought that one new in 1967 or 68), an early SP-101 in 38 (do not remember the date on that one but it was before there was a 357 Sp-101), and various 357 SP-101's. All the 357 SP-101's got fed a diet of 38+P-level loads in 357 cases. For me, that combo (38+P-level loads in a 357 case) is what I like to shoot in the SP-101's. But the SP's are heavy guns - they really weigh a pocket down.

When I first heard of the new LCRx 357 in late January 2017 on this Forum, I thought "That's neat - I need one of those."

Imagine my surprise when I walked into the VA Beach gun show on February 2 and show one laying there among the 38+P LCRx's. It went home with me.

It is not as light as the LCRx 38's (17 vs 13 oz) because the non-polymer parts are SS as opposed to aluminum, but it feels good in the hand.

First time at the range, I tried some full house 357 loads just to see what she felt like. They were rather stout (as you can imagine) but not brutal.

Next up I tried my 38+P-level loads in a 357 case. As before, BINGO. A great shooting load for the new LCRx 357. And since it worked well, I do not need to load specifically for the new LCRx 357 - it can eat what all the others eat!

For me, I chose the 357 LCR and LCRx's over the 38+p ones because the extra four ounces makes 38+P loads more shootable, and I like the SS over the aluminum. The aluminum models are great for carrying while the SS models are better for shooting.

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Yes, 158 grain 38+P in the .357 version is nice.

The lighter 38, and 38+P loads are even better for me.

I'll hope they offer the LCRx copper.
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$495@GRAB:

https://grabagun.com/ruger-lcrx-357m...-1-87-5rd.html


I hope they will do the cylinder in copper coating, as I really like that
look.
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Definitely needs a 3" barrel and copper cylinder.
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LCRx .357

I have seen them in a local gun shop/range. The same store where I bought my copper cylinder .38+P. The .357 was a little more expensive and a little heavier. I had some thinking to do, but settled on the .38+P...honestly just because I liked the different look of the copper cylinder. Also for everyday carry I wanted my gun to be as light and comfortable as possible. But I could have gone for the .357 had the 38 not been available.
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