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Old March 18th, 2011, 09:35 AM   #1
 
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LC9 Trigger pull (Multiple threads)

I know that a DOA pistol has to have a long trigger pull but my new LC9 sure seems longer than it should be. It almost goes to the very back of the trigger gaurd. Is there a trigger kit that may improve this just a tad?




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Old March 18th, 2011, 10:09 AM   #2
 
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My wife purchased a LC9, and she really enjoys the gun - except for the trigger pull length. She originally planned to use it as her main carry gun, but is now going back to the SR9C.

I certainly would like to see if there's something to be done to SAFELY shorten the trigger pull - not the weight - so she doesn't hurt her knuckles when she fires it.

*Note - I've tried to look at her grip, but she's fiddled with how to hold it so much that my attempts to help her grip just frustrate her.
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I know that a DOA pistol has to have a long trigger pull but my new LC9 sure seems longer than it should be. It almost goes to the very back of the trigger gaurd. Is there a trigger kit that may improve this just a tad?
You ask a very good question for a Ruger model that has been out on the market a little over a month. There are some folks still waiting to see a LC9 in person for the first time. I haven't heard of any aftermarket anything for the LC9, it is still too new. Post back with any aftermarket links that you may find, I am sure that others would also be very interested.

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My wife purchased a LC9, and she really enjoys the gun - except for the trigger pull length. She originally planned to use it as her main carry gun, but is now going back to the SR9C.

I certainly would like to see if there's something to be done to SAFELY shorten the trigger pull - not the weight - so she doesn't hurt her knuckles when she fires it.

*Note - I've tried to look at her grip, but she's fiddled with how to hold it so much that my attempts to help her grip just frustrate her.
Welcome to the forum from the Seattle area.

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I have a different take on the trigger pull length. Being fond of double action revolvers, including an LCR for CC, I am accustomed to the trigger pull consuming the limit of the trigger guard and I was thinking that if I was to buy a pistol, the LC9 would feel familiar. I think this could make for an easier transition from a revolver to a pistol.
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I sure like the trigger on my LC9 much better then my LCP.
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Hello Everyone,

Just purchased a new LC9 very nice. Put 100 rounds through it fresh out of the box.

Pistol really has a great feel and balance. Accuracy is really good I think. But will know more after I get use to it. I like the extended finger insert on the magazine. The safety is really a nice feature. The slidelock could be a tad larger very stiff at present but may loosen up after several hundred rounds. Overall seems like a great gun. Right size and great feel. This could be a real winner for Ruger. I like it.

However, noticed a couple of things I hope someone has the answers to:

Fresh out of the box performance:

1) Fired the first clip (6 rounds) flawlessly with no problem. Every subsequent clip, I was shooting six rounds in every reload for the test, had a hang up on either the 3rd, 4th or 5th round. The hangups were at random no specific sequence round number. Rather disappointing. Must admit this was out of the box with no pre-clean and I was using off-the-shelf local supplier rounds (115 GR, FMJ) that I have used for years in my Taurus 9 mm 27/7 compact for practice with never a problem.

I cleaned the gun throughly and back to the range tomorrow. Has anybody else noticed this problem? I bought this gun as my carry pistol and sure as the devil don't want a hangup if needed.

2) My S&W .380 Bodyguard has the same problem occasionally but the double strike helps with the second strike feature.
3) Has Ruger considered a second strike mod?

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"Hang-up" does not adequately describe the problem. Do you mean failure to feed or failure to fire? Failure to feed is often a magazine problem.

Sometimes failure to feed is caused be inadequate recoil. That might be an ammunition problem. In the past, the most common bullet was round-nose full metal jacket. Sometimes short, blunt-nosed bullets, such as jacketed hollow points, did not guide up the feed ramp. I think that today automatics are designed with a more shallow feed ramp angle to better accept short, blunt-nosed bullets.

Failure to fire is most often an ammunition problem. I've noticed trends when firing foreign and domestic ammunition. I suspect that the primers on foreign ammunition are designed for a heavier strike than the primers on domestic ammunition.

I suggest that you call Ruger Customer Service.
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I have 100 rounds through the gun now and not one single problem. Very impressive. I love the feel of this one. Big enough, yet small enough to easily carry all the time.
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I have a different take on the trigger pull length. Being fond of double action revolvers, including an LCR for CC, I am accustomed to the trigger pull consuming the limit of the trigger guard and I was thinking that if I was to buy a pistol, the LC9 would feel familiar. I think this could make for an easier transition from a revolver to a pistol.
Your right on track I bought a LC9 to replace my LCP in my carry rotation and the trigger is very frendly to my DA revolver trained trigger finger.
Having grown up learning to shoot DA revolvers, DA/SA autos and SA autos before striker fired guns became popular I have no problem transitioning from a true long DA to a nice crisp SA but you start throwing stuff in between and it'll give me fits rapid fire.

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New LC9 Update:

What a pistol! After a good cleaning and check, last night, then off to the range today. Put 100 rounds of 115 GR off-the-shelf target ammo through it...Flawless, performed perfectly both on accuracy shooting and rapid fire. So, my suggestion to new buyers is to clean the gun throughly before firing. You should have no problems.

Thanks all for the suggestions and thoughts, I appreciate it.

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Thanks Guys...

As I just picked up one yesterday... Will have a good scrubbing on it & then to the range for a little test fire session...I have all the big "Hog Legs" that just don't make the grade as a carry gun....(in Washington State the carry gun has to be completely covered) making it kinda hard with them big ole bulky six shooters..... So thought I would give this one a whirl & see..... picked up 500 rounds in case form for $105.00 so should be enough to make a fare judgment call on the new shooter.....

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Well, after some work my wife found a grip that allows her to fire the LC9 comfortably. Looks like I am not going to "inherit" this pistol like I did her LCR - shucks

Now it's just Practice Practice Practice...
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My wife purchased a LC9, and she really enjoys the gun - except for the trigger pull length. She originally planned to use it as her main carry gun, but is now going back to the SR9C.

I certainly would like to see if there's something to be done to SAFELY shorten the trigger pull - not the weight - so she doesn't hurt her knuckles when she fires it.

*Note - I've tried to look at her grip, but she's fiddled with how to hold it so much that my attempts to help her grip just frustrate her.
So far they have the guide rod (stainless) and are working on trigger bar ect.
should be ready soon.

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pfries: Thanks for the link. Looking forward to aftermarket accessories being made available for the LC9. And regarding the trigger pull, I found through some trial and error that I get my best results with using the tip of my finger at the very bottom of the trigger.

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