The 5.7x28mm continues its ascendency in popularity, with multiple launches recently. Next up: the Ruger LC Charger in 5.7x28mm. Taking the popular and well-executed LC Carbine as its base, the LC Charger packages the 5.7x28mm into a 10.3-inch large-format pistol loaded with most shooters are going to love.
Ruger LC Charger in 5.7x28mm
The LC Charger comes with a threaded barrel in the compact overall length, so it accommodates suppressors and other muzzle devices. The pistol features an ambidextrous 1911-style manual safety and reversible magazine release. An aluminum M-LOK free-floated handguard comes equipped with an adjustable hand stop for worry-free shooting. Multiple QD sling attachment points and a full-length Picatinny rail add to the utility.
The LC Charger also borrows from the Ruger-5.7 pistol, incorporating the company’s Secure Action fire-control mechanism. It features a protected internal hammer and bladed-safety trigger for safety. The nitride-coated alloy steel barrel utilizes 1/2-28 threads for accessories.
The Ruger LC Charger retails for $999. For more info, please visit ruger.com.
Ruger LC Charger 5.7x28mm Features & Specs
- Caliber: 5.7x28mm
- Overall Capacity: 20
- Handguard: M-LOK
- Sights: None
- Receiver Material: Aluminum Alloy
- Receiver Finish: Type III Hard-Coat Anodized
- Barrel Feature: Threaded
- Thread Pattern: 1/2″-28
- Barrel Length: 10.30 inches
- Overall Length: 16 inches
- Barrel Finish: Nitride
- Overall Weight: 66.5 ounces
- Grooves: 8
- Twist: 1:9″ RH
- MSRP: $999
Ruger hits another home run here with a very simple product release. Take the popular LC Carbine, chop it down into a new Charger platform, and we’re off! I’m sure it was more complicated than that, but simple in that this release gets right to a point Ruger seems to manage so well. The company continues putting out guns shooters demand. The Charger platform has always been a really fun product from Ruger. Bolt on a small bipod and go after prairie dogs, blast away at the range, or stow in a pack or truck for a time of need, the Charger manages to scratch a wide array of shooter itch. The LC Charger in 5.7x28mm only expands that reach, bring a caliber many shooters want to continue exploring on and off the range.
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