Reviewed By: James M on 07/10/2020
We are new to guns in general when I purchased this revolver. After our first shooting of this gun we are very satisfied. Both my wife and I are smaller individuals. I am 5'10" and 150 pounds. My wife is 5'2" and 105 pounds. We found the gun very manageable when shooting with no recoil issues. Our only issue with purchasing this revolver was in accepting the products that Bud's recommended to purchase along with the gun. The recommended holster (Mike's #36) was way too small for the revolver. Bud's agreed to a postage paid return for the item. Secondly, the ammo suggested, TulAmmo 38 Special Steel-cased Bullets, was extremely difficult to extract from the revolver. The extractor alone would nor release the casings. I had to use needle nose pliers and in some cases force the casing out of the cylinder with a hammer and rod. I have since purchased brass ammo, but have yet to fire the new bullets.
In short, love the gun but beware of the suggested holster and ammo.
Reviewed By: Alan R on 05/06/2020
Two reviews. First, Budsgunshop.com. They were quick to send the firearm to my FFL. Thumbs up for Bud's. Second, Ruger LCRx 3" .38+p. Very light, .38 is a good round for this light frame. The 3" barrel and longer handgrip give this revolver a bigger gun feel, but it can still fit in you jeans pocket. Exposed hammer for double action and adjustable rear sight. Good little LCR and better than the snubnose version, IMO
Reviewed By: John W on 03/24/2020
I recently got around to shooting the Ruger LCTX-3 that I purchased from you. In comparing it to a S&W 357 mag it came up way short. It just didn't have that comforting feeling that you get with a gun you know you can shoot. Shortly after the range time, I purchased a S&W 642 from you and though I haven't fired the gun, I feel good about it. I intend to dispose of the Ruger LCRX-3 in the near future. My particular dislike are the cylinder release which just feels awkward and the hammer position when I attempt to cock it. I have difficulty pulling the hammer back enough that I fire double action only.
Reviewed By: Raymond C on 01/03/2020
Great gun my first revolver love the adjustable sight recoil not bad for as light as this is good shooter and of course buds never a problem
Reviewed By: David A on 06/24/2019
My favorite configuration of this series of guns, this gun is accurate with lead as well as jacketed and held up to plus p pressures for several thousand rounds with no side effects. A bit more challenging to shoot than a steel gun, you realize that you make a trade off for how light this gun is to carry and handle. Most will carry a lot and shoot little, I am just the opposite. I carry when outdoors, but shoot nearly every weekend. The exterior still looks as good as it did when I bought it. Ruger has a successful venture with this gun.
Reviewed By: Charles W on 09/18/2018
I chose the 3" model LCRx over the more compact LCR in .38 Special...it's very light and will make a great trail/camping gun. I've put 125 rounds of 130 grain hand loads through it with zero issues and 3" groups at 15 yards. Recoil is not bad at all, very controllable...seems easier to shoot than a J frame due to a better trigger IMHO (it feels smoother all the way through compared to the S&W 642 and the new polymer Bodyguard I have shot and having the option of single action is a plus). Ruger has done a good job on this family of revolvers...the only negative I can add is that I do wish it had a fiber optic front sight rather than the white strip insert (not really a big deal though)...
Bud's was great to order from and the order, shipping speed and FFL transfer went super smooth.
Reviewed By: David M on 09/17/2018
Like the other reviewers say, can't really go wrong with a Ruger. Not as light feeling as I thought it would be, but it is light. Shoots well and fun to shoot. Love it!
Reviewed By: Michael C on 04/10/2018
you can think of this as essentially the Glock 19 of revolvers.
The first thing you notice about this revolver is the weight....or lack there of. it is SUPER light....it honestly feels like a toy. this makes it great for carrying around all day, as it virtually disappears on your belt. however, this is also a negative, as it is a little snappier when shooting( not so much that its uncomfortable, but the muzzle climb is noticeable).....ive also found the lighter weight makes its a little harder to keep steady on target.......but thats a minor gripe.
accuracy is good, thanks to the longer sight radius, its much easier to keep rounds on target when compared to a pocket revolver.
the trigger in this is simply amazing.....and thats no exaggeration.....it is easily the best trigger of any gun in its price range. Double action is INCREDIBLY smooth and light, with a nice defining wall before it breaks....single action is nice and crisp. The trigger is really the standout feature of this revolver.
the grip is good, the Hogue tamer grips have a nice gel insert, which is nice when shooting +P ammo....i never experienced any stinging which you can get with lightweight j frames.
the grip angle is reminiscent of the 1911......if you are a 1911 shooter this is the revolver for you........if you are a S&W shooter, the grip angle will take some getting used to.
the sights are good, they are nice and tall and easily adjustable.......i would recommend swapping out the front sight for a Tritium of Fiber optic if you have the chance, the stock front sight is a little hard to pick up at times.
as of current, the holster selection is rather slim for the 3" LCR........there are a few out there, but not as many as you would find for the 2" version.....something to keep in mind if you plan on carrying.
overall this is a superb revolver, and i would happily buy another, and have no qualms recommending this to others.
Reviewed By: Francisco C on 03/28/2018
As always Buds came through with speedy delivery & offered the firearm at a great price! Buds is definitely my go to gun shop...I can’t wait to see what’s next! 👍🏼
Reviewed By: Daniel D on 01/18/2018
I purchased this Ruger 5431 LCRX from Bud's.....The Ruger is Awesome, Bud's has the Lowest Prices anywhere. You can't beat Bud's. This Ruger revolver is top notch. I Love mine.