Review: Ruger’s LCRX-3 Polymer. 38

Mar 5, 2016 | 0 comments

It’s difficult to do anything truly new in the world of handgun design. Since the days of Carl Walther and John Browning, the great innovations have not been in mechanical function, which in many ways peaked in the 1930s, but in materials. For some brief highlights, there’s the introduction of stainless steel (and the subsequent struggle to make it work); mastering the notoriously difficult-to-manage titanium; scandium, which toughened up crack-prone aluminum; and polymer, which has now become ubiquitous in modern auto pistols.Even so, it was a coup when Ruger introduced its polymer-framed LCR revolver at the 2009 SHOT Show. Unlike …read more