The Ruger LCR is a great handgun. I reckon the snag-free polymer pistol’s got the smoothest, best-breaking trigger of any stock snubbie you can buy, including Ralph’s beloved Smiths. (Thank you patented friction reducing cam.) The .38 caliber round also suits the LCR to a T. So why’s Ruger introducing the gun in 9mm? The come-on above says 9mm delivers “highly manageable recoil” and touts the easy availability of 9mm ammo. No mention made of 9mm’s superiority as defensive round over .38. Probably because it’s not really worth arguing about – IS IT GUYS? The 5-shot LCR in 9mm ain’t cheap: $599 (vs. $529 for the .38). Still, it’s nice to have a backup gun in the same caliber as your main pistol, in case you lose your main gun in a gunfight and need to reload you BUG with ammo from your spare mag. Into moon clips. Want one?