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Ruger LCR Crimson Trace Laser Review
Review: Ruger LCR Crimson Trace Laser (Page 1)
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By Dan S Defense

Crimson Trace LG-411 Lasergrips Turn the Ruger LCR into an Efficient Self Defense Handgun

The Ruger LCR is a very popular, double action only, pocket revolver. The Ruger LCR has a short barrel, with a small front sight that can't be seen at night, a time when most self defense situations occur. The best solution to this problem is a laser and this is where the Crimson Trace LaserGrips come in.

From experience we can attest to two facts: first, that the Ruger LCR is a well-designed pocket self defense handgun, and second, that it could use a better sighting system. The Crimson Trace laser offers accuracy and deterrence, and turns the Ruger LCR into a relevant self defense handgun in all lighting conditions.

This article talks about the practical experience of owning and using the Crimson Trace Lasergrips for the Ruger LCR. We'll see what the Crimson Trace laser offers, what it's like to install the laser on the Ruger LCR, how the laser can be used in training with the LCR, and finally, what's it like to shoot the Ruger LCR with the Crimson Trace LaserGrips. By the end of this article you'll know of the Ruger LCR Crimson Trace LaserGrips is right for you.

The Ruger LCR Laser, or as it's named by Crimson Trace—The Ruger LCR LG-411 Lasergrips, is a lightweight and ergonomically built laser that resides, or rather replaces, the Ruger LCR grip. Now, if you are an owner of a Ruger LCR, you'll know that the original grip is comfortable and makes shooting this little pocket gun a bit more tolerable.
 
I'll admit that despite the horrendous front sight, I resisted the urge to install the Crimson Trace Lasergrips on my Ruger LCR because I didn't want to lose the recoil absorbing backstrap. If you read previous articles, you'll know that most of my self defense handguns have Lasergrips and so, with some concerns I purchased the Lasergrips for my Ruger LCR.
 
The new Lasergrips for the LCR is well built and contain a surprise for me. While expecting to find a rubber overmolded front activation switch (which I prefer to the side activation seen on my Sig Sauer models), I didn't expect the rubber overmolded backstrap with a special recoil-absorbing pocket. It isn't as soft as the original Ruger LCR grip but it's comfortable and it works! Installing the Ruger LCR Lasergrips is easy and quick.

All you need is a flat head screwdriver for the grip screws and the ability to open the two enclosed batteries, and the ability to insert them into the well-defined spaces (there are two batteries). It's as simple as it gets.

This Ruger LCR Lasergrips comes with a set of two CR2032 batteries that can keep this laser running for 4 hours. As mentioned before, the LCR Lasergrips comes with front activation, which is truly intuitive and quick. The Laser has a master on-off switch, which helps when you want to shoot without the laser or while transporting the Ruger LCR in an administrative manner, as other Crimson Trace laser, this LCR model is fully adjustable for both windage and elevation, with the supplied Allen wrench.
  
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