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Old February 27th, 2017, 07:07 PM   #1
 
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Can I fix that horrible trigger on the LC380?

Man that trigger is horrible on the LC380, does anybody make a kit to help it out? The little gun shoots great but the trigger pull is the worst, it just keeps on going.....



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Shooter606 I bet that the Galloway kit made for the Ruger LC9 should work. Your LC380 is based on the same frame of gun.
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Buy an old revolver with the old standard trigger weight, shoot it. Once used to the 15 to 20 pound trigger of early series DA revolver the LC trigger will seem like nothing.

My wife's Colt Police Positive made in 1911 has a 17 pound trigger. This is the gun she prefers to carry.
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I bought the LC380ca because of the available conversion kit to LC9.
The trigger was so long and so different from my LCRs, G26, GP100 and SRH Alaskan it was affecting my accuracy.
I installed the Galloway Precision trigger kit and it is normal now.
If you are mechanically inclined and handy with small tools, you can do it yourself.
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Pull is not the problem with it, length of pull is. That trigger pulls into next week! I don't really like a super light trigger for a carry gun but wow it could be better on length. I did find the Galloway kit and got it ordered along with their SS guide rod.
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The Galloway trigger really does look like a solid option for the LC380, that factory trigger really is horrible and the mag that came with it is utterly unreliable. Really wish my wife didn't buy the LC380

But... when its not jamming and flinging live rounds out of the top of the mag, the gun is very accurate I'll say that.
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The Galloway trigger really does look like a solid option for the LC380, that factory trigger really is horrible and the mag that came with it is utterly unreliable. Really wish my wife didn't buy the LC380

But... when its not jamming and flinging live rounds out of the top of the mag, the gun is very accurate I'll say that.
Do use a different type of mag? If so what brand, mine came with 3 (used) and one of them does stovepipe a live round so I shelved that mag. Thought about ordering new ones from Ruger but might order different ones if there is a better option.
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I bought the LC380ca because of the available conversion kit to LC9.
The trigger was so long and so different from my LCRs, G26, GP100 and SRH Alaskan it was affecting my accuracy.
I installed the Galloway Precision trigger kit and it is normal now.
If you are mechanically inclined and handy with small tools, you can do it yourself.
Same here, if I lived in the land of the free, I would have just bought a LC9S... (California's Roster sucks) The Galloway kit made a huge improvement...
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I have lc380 and had the Galloway trigger kit installed but kept the stock springs because I didn't want lower power hammer strikes.

The trigger travel is reduced from stock 1" to about 1/2" with the G kit. Watching youtube videos you can see how they did this by reducing how far the hammer goes back, which is why I kept the stock springs

Otherwise I've put about 600rds thru my lc380 and 3 ruger magazines with maybe 2-3 feed fails, most recent with totally cheapo ammo

I also just put in the G stainless steel guide rod, it weighs 9gr the stock plastic about 2gr so that should reduce recoil a bit. I tried renting a few lighter weight 380s and did not like them. The glock weighs about 14.5z and was noticably snappier than the lc380 and the others s&w bodyguard and lcp were even worse

I really like the lc380 it weighs about 20z and with locked breech action the recoil is quite tolerable to my arthritis hands
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Well I have not shot it yet but the Galloway trigger kit is installed and it is a HUGE improvement! A lot of the travel is gone and it is much more crisp and direct. Taking it to the range tomorrow to see if it's a keeper or not, before the Galloway kit I was thinking NOT!
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