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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.


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Season 4[]

Walter White purchased a Ruger LCR from Lawson along with a leather I.W.B.. Lawson recommended he load it with .38 Special 158-grain hollow points for good stopping power and recommended he not cross draw unless he is sitting down. Walter practiced cross-drawing 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 house, but wasn't even able to approach the front door). Walter then tried to convince Mike Ehrmantraut to help him murder Gus, only to be attacked for suggesting it. ("Thirty-Eight Snub").

Walter was seen carrying the weapon with him for most of season, but the only time he came to use it was when Jesse Pinkman was kidnapped by two of Gus' henchmen and forced to work in the Superlab. Walt shot and killed the two henchmen, and then dropped and left the Ruger to burn with the rest of the lab. ("Face Off")


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, 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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