Hello again, Virginian-
After some overnight 'brain work' I'd like to take this up, again.
Yes, the LCR is so 'unremarkable'
(my word) that every revolver
maker at S.H.O.T. will have a prototype (or at least tell attendees
they're working on one) polymer-frame revolver, minus the patented
internals. Also, look for Ruger to quickly offer a GP-100 style version,
soon. I didn't read this anywhere, I am prognosticating. As will Smith,
as soon as they can figure out how to 'clone' it, as Ruger did (after
all, turnabout is fair play) with the LCP, and the Kel-Tec.
Glock should have developed a 'perfection'?
revolver design like
this 10-15 years ago, but since they got fat off their autos, why
bother? If they had (in a duty size/style) they most probably would
own 70% of the police/security market, instead of only 50 (or so, of
late). Same with the SU-16 they've never produced, and probably
never will. Now, Mr. Bill's company has beat them to the marketing
punch, which basically came out of nowhere, although I know Ruger
spent much time and money in R&D on this. If anyone would have
tried to guess a year-or-two-ago which of the majors could pull this
off, I doubt anyone would have picked Ruger. Very well-done, indeed.
(bravo!, with clapping heard in the gallery).