The Ruger Lightweight Compact Revolver (LCR) is an evolution in revolver design and represents one of the most significant new revolvers in over a century. The LCR’s lightweight, chemical-resistant polymer fire control housing contains the entire fire control mechanism. The LCR’s double-action-only trigger pull incorporates a friction reducing cam fire control system that results in a non-stacking, smooth trigger pull the feels much lighter than it actually is. This results in more controllable shooting, even among those with smaller, weaker hands who find traditional DAO triggers difficult to operate. The long –fiber, glass-filler polymer fire control housing provides a reduction in perceived recoil and the LCR’s standard Hogue Tamer grip further reduces perceived recoil. A joint effort with Hogue, the LCR’s standard grip was designed using US military anthropomorphic data on hand shapes. A Crimson Trace LaserGrip is also availiable. The LCR’s monolithic frame is an aerospace grade, 7000 series aluminum forging treated with a black synergistic hard coat that exceeds mil-spec salt spray tests. The 1-7/8-inch long barrel, with a 1:16 twist, is made of 17-4 PH aerospace grade stainless steel. The extensive fluted compact 400 series stainless steel cylinder is designed to handle five .38 Special +P loads.