Ruger's Lightweight Compact Revolver (LCR) is a light, small-frame handgun with a smooth, easy-to-control trigger and highly manageable recoil. Patent-pending polymer fire-control housing holds components in their proper dimensional relationships, reduces weight significantly and reduces recoil. Optimized friction-reducing cam results in a smooth, nonstacking trigger pull. Cylinder and barrel are supported by a stainless-steel frame treated with a black synergistic hard coat to reduce weight and enhance durability. The strong 400-Series stainless steel cylinder on the .357, 9mm and .327 models are extensively fluted to reduce weight.