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Ruger LCR 38, 357, 22LR, 22 WMR, 9mm

Introduced to the market by Ruger in 2009, the compact LCR revolver was designed to compete directly with the popular S&W J frame revolver series. The J frame has been the dominate snubby revolver choice for decades, and the growing CCW market represented a huge opportunity for Ruger.

Ruger LCR holster Models

Click this link to see all the Ruger LCR holster models we carry

The success of the Ruger LCP semi-auto led Ruger to implement some of the same materials and features into the LCR, which stands for Lightweight Compact Revolver. The LCR was first made available in .38 Special caliber, but in 2010, Ruger introduced an LCR variation in .357 Magnum. In 2011, they introduced an LCR version in .22 and followed up with a 22 WMR version on 2012.

Currently Ruger is offering the LCR in 8 different versions:

  • .38 Special - This model only shoots the .38 Special round and carries 5 rounds.
  • .357 magnum - This version will shoot both .357 magnum and the .38 Special, and it's also designed to carry 5 rounds.
  • 22 LR - This version in chambered in .22 Long Rifle and has an 8 round capacity.
  • 22 Magnum - This version is chambered in 22 WMR, and holds 6 rounds.
  • 9mm - This version is chambered in 9mm only, and carries 5 rounds.
  • 327 Federal Magnum - This model is Ruger's newest addition to the LCR line and is chambered in 327 Federal Magnum. This version is designed to carry 6 rounds.

The original LCR series was a double action only revolver, but in 2012, Ruger introduced the LCRX version in .38 Special which features an external hammer for double or single action firing.

To reduce the overall weight, Ruger manufacturers the body frame from a space age polymer, while the upper frame and barrel are produced from aerospace grade stainless steel. The unloaded .38 Special version of the LCR weighs just 13.5 ounces, making it one of the lightest snubby revolvers currently on the market.

A common complaint with short barreled revolvers of all makes and models has always been the long and heavy trigger pull in the double action position. In an effort to combat this problem, Ruger introduced a trigger system called the Constant Force trigger. This trigger design utilizes a cam to keep the trigger pull smooth and constant through the entire firing process.

 Here are some commonly asked questions about holsters for the LCR series:

Do I need one holster to fit the LCR in .38 special, the .357 version, and then a different sized to fit the LCR in .22 mag?

Luckily, the smart designers are Ruger built each of the models in different calibers on the exact same frame so an LCR chambered in 22 mag is the same size as an LCR chambered in .38 Special or 357 Magnum.

Thanks to this design approach, any of the LCR models chambered in the different calibers will also fit into a holster built for the .38 Special/.357 Magnum (or any of the other calibers.). I know this sounds confusing so let me say it a different way: any holster made for any of the LCR series (expect for the ones with the factory Crimson Trace Lasergrips) will fit any LCR model, no matter what the caliber.

Why can't I find a dedicated Ruger LCR 38 holster any where on this web site?

When Ruger first introduced the LCR revolver, it was only chambered in .38 Special. Since then, Ruger has expanded the LCR series to include a number of other popular calibers. Even though the LCR models may have a different caliber, all the LCR models are the same size and fit into the same holster. (And we've verified this with Ruger more than once).

Due to the fact that any of the current LCR calibers will fit into an LCR holster, the holsters themselves are marketed as fitting all the LCR calibers instead of just fitting a single caliber (like the LCR 38). That's why you may be having an issue finding an LCR holster on our site that is just marked to fit the LCR 38 model.

Can you point me towards a Ruger LCR IWB holster?

We carry two different holster manufacturers (Don Hume & MTR Custom) who both make IWB holsters for the LCR.

Some of the more popular IWB holsters that we carry for the LCR include the Don Hume H715M Clip-On IWB holster, the MTR Custom Adversary Clip-on Holster, and the MTR Custom Dual Carry Holster.

Can you recommend a good Ruger LCR pocket holster?

The two most popular pocket holster models for the Ruger LCR are these:

Don Hume 001 Front Pocket

MTR Custom Front Pocket

MTR Custom Back Pocket

Do you have any Ruger LCR ankle holsters?

At this time, the only ankle model that we carry to fit the LCR is the Don Hume H760 Ankle holster. Please note that this design will only fit the LCR models without an exposed hammer, so it won’t fit any of the LCRX models.

What kind of belt holster models do you carry for the Ruger LCR?

We carry a number of belt holster models that will fit this pistol made by both Don Hume and MTR Custom. One of the most popular models that we sell for the LCR is the Don Hume JIT Slide, which can be seen below.

What do you offer to fit an LCR equipped with the factory Crimson Trace Lasergrips?

Unfortunately, give the small size of the Ruger LCR frame, the laser grip may not work 100% with a traditional holster made for the standard LCR. As such, we do carry a line of holsters from MTR Custom which are specifically made to fit the LCR with the Crimson Trace Lasergrips attached. Follow this link to see those holsters.

I have a Ruger LCR-X. Will the holsters on this page fit the Ruger LCR-X?

The LCRX is offered in 2 versions: one with a 2" barrel, and one with a 3" barrel. Unfortunately, Don Hume isn't making any holsters to the fit any of the LCRX models (2" or 3") at this point. However, we do have a number of holsters that are made for the LCRX 3" and those can be viewed here: Ruger LCRX 3" Holsters.

Do you make any Ruger LCR 9mm holster models?

Since the smart folks at Ruger made the 9mm version of the LCR the exact same size as the LCR series, any of the holsters listed at the bottom of this page will also fit the LCR in 9mm.

 I bought one of the new Ruger LCR models in 327 Federal Magnum. Do you offer or can you make a holster to fit that model?

The engineers at Ruger were smart enough to make all the different LCR models in all the different calibers, the exact same size. As such, any holster made to fit a Ruger LCR in 9mm or .38 Special, will also fit your LCR in 327 Fed. Mag,

Why aren't there any LCR revolvers pictured in any of the holsters listed below? All I see are holsters that look like they are only made for semi-auto pistols?

We try to photograph as many gun/holster combinations as possible, however we do not own every single handgun model on the market. As a result, we are not able to show every possible combination.The weapons shown in the holsters below are for demonstration purposes only. The holster models listed on this page are made to fit the Ruger LCR series of revolvers even though a Ruger LCR is not pictured in the holster.

Gun holster models shown below are designed or manufactured to fit a Ruger LCR in 38 Special, .357 Magnum, 22 LR, 22 WMR, 327 Federal Magnum, or 9mm.

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