The Ruger Lightweight Compact Revolver, a 13.5 ounce, small frame revolver with a smooth, easy-to-control trigger and highly manageable recoil, is packed with the latest technological advances and features required by today's most demanding shooters. The LCR is built on a monolithic frame, which supports the cylinder and barrel and is made from aerospace grade, 7000 series aluminum in the standard LCR and 500 series stainless steel in the LCR-357 model. Ruger's patent pending polymer fire control housing holds all the fire control components in their proper dimensional relationships, reducing weight significantly, and helps reduce recoil. The exclusive friction-reducing cam is a next generation design in fire control systems with an optimized cam that rests in a smooth, non-stacking trigger pull. The high-strength stainless steel cylinder is extensively fluted to reduce weight and is treated to an advanced form of Ruger's Target Grey for excellent durability. The Gold Deluxe Edition features an engraved cylinder with gold trim.