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Well, if stealth is what you're aspiring to, you best go with something more compact. Thirty-eight Special. Snub nose. Got a concealed hammer so it don't catch on your belt when you draw. Tried and true. No nonsense about it.
Lawson to Walter White[src]

The Ruger LCR (lightweight compact revolver) is a polymer-framed revolver manufactured by Sturm, Ruger & Co. One was purchased by Walter White with the intention of assassinating his employer and rival, Gustavo Fring.

History

Breaking Bad

Season 4

Walter White purchased a Ruger LCR from an illegal arms dealer named Lawson along with a leather I.W.B., the arms dealer recommended he load it with .38 Special 158-grain hollow points for good stopping power, and also recommended he not cross draw unless he is sitting down. Walter practiced with the gun and later intended to use it against Gustavo Fring, even though he failed in two attempts to use it (in the first time he confused Gus with Tyrus Kitt, in the second time he tried to shoot Gus at his doorstep, but wasn't even able to approach the house). Walter then tried to convince Mike Ehrmantraut to help him murder Gus, only to be attacked for carrying the weapon ("Thirty-Eight Snub").

Walter was seen carrying the weapon with him for most part of the season, but the only time he came to use it was when Jesse Pinkman was kidnaped by two of Gus' henchmen and forced to work in the superlab. Walt shot down the two henchmen, and then the Ruger is burned with the rest of the lab to cover all the tracks ("Face Off").

Design

The Ruger LCR is available in .22 LR, .38+P or .357 Magnum with factory options of Hogue tamer, Hogue boot or Crimson Trace Lasergrips, weighing 13 or 13.5 ounces with the .38 or 17.1 ounces in .357 magnum. At 13.5 oz (380 g), the LCR is nearly 50% lighter than the stainless steel Ruger SP-101 and with only the barrel and fluted cylinder made of stainless steel. The frame is aluminum alloy and synthetic glass-filled polymer finished in matte black with Synergistic Hard Coat.

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