Just a few years ago, Ruger unveiled it’s Lightweight Compact Revolver, a snub-nose wheelgun designed with the burgeoning concealed-carry handgun market in mind. Originally available in .38 Spl. +P, it was known as the Ruger LCR, for short. A .357 Mag. version soon followed, providing the market with a fresh pair of reliable, concealable and American made revolvers. The success of the LCR series led to an inevitable expansion, and the latest additions to our Gun of the Week series: the Ruger LCR-22 and 22-Mag.
The LCR-22 was originally designed as a plinker and a trainer-it’s a small-caliber clone of the more self-defense-worthy LCR’s, making it a no-brainer purchase for anyone that already owns one or both of the larger models. The 22MAG, meanwhile, can serve the same purpose, if you see fit. It also has enough bark and bite to serve as a trail gun.
You can learn more about both revolvers in the video below, hosted by Associate Online Editor Shawn Skipper.
Caliber: .22LR or .22WMR
Barrel Length: 1.875"
Weight:14.9 ozs. (LCR-22), 16.6 ozs. (22MAG)
Overall Length: 6.5"
Capacity: 8 (LCR-22), 6 (22MAG)