Ruger’s innovative Light Carry Revolver (LCR) series has become very popular, and when the company introduced its latest .22 Magnum variant in early 2013, it was well received. In the upcoming December 2013 issue of Combat Handguns, Dr. Martin Topper rings the new revolver out and discusses the merits of the .22 Magnum cartridge. According to Dr. Topper, “The LCR’s three structural components work well together: The cylinder and barrel provide the strength to contain operating pressures; the monolithic frame provides sufficient rigidity to hold the cylinder, barrel and sights in proper alignment; and the flexible, polymer fire-control housing dampens recoil and contains most of the internal parts that lock the cylinder in place, control timing and fire the cartridge.”

Is the LCR too light for the .22 Magnum round? How did it fare on the range? To learn more, check out the December 2013 issue of Combat Handguns, available on newsstands and digitally September 17, 2013. To subscribe, go to

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