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Old October 3rd, 2011, 12:09 PM   #1
 
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LCP Trigger adjustments

The LCP has a long travel on the trigger....does anyone make an aftermarket "kit" to correct it...I'm finding it hard to anticipate the "breaking point" without pushing down or pulling up...any advice...can't wait for the SR9 to come in...thanks



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Old October 3rd, 2011, 04:14 PM   #2
 
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There is nothing to correct. The trigger's long and fairly heavy trigger pull is the pocket pistol's one and only safety. If the trigger were shorter or easier to pull, the LCP would be a dangerous pistol to have in one's pocket. This is the same reasoning behind the 12+ pound trigger on most J-frame revolvers.
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Reducing the LCP trigger pull and travel would be a bad idea in my opinion. It really isn't that bad and as previously mentioned, it was engineered that way for safety reasons. Practice makes perfect.
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I had difficulty with my LCP when I first got it but after plenty of practice and around 500 rounds through it find the little gun pretty accurate. No problem hitting an 8x10" steel plate at 25yds now. When I first got the gun I probably couldn't reliably hit that plate at 7 yards. It took me a good bit of practice to get used to that long trigger pull. It's not all that much different than shooting a revolver DA. It will take some time but stick with it the little pistol's worth the effort. I feel perfectly comfortable carrying this gun with a round in the spout, stuffed into a Nemesis pocket holster. Such a great little CCW piece, you could almost carry it in swim trunks.
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There is nothing to correct. The trigger's long and fairly heavy trigger pull is the pocket pistol's one and only safety. If the trigger were shorter or easier to pull, the LCP would be a dangerous pistol to have in one's pocket. This is the same reasoning behind the 12+ pound trigger on most J-frame revolvers.
I concur, there is nothing to correct. The long trigger serves it's purpose well.

When at the range, I always shoot my LCP first. When I then switch to my SR9c, I have to be very careful because of the differences in the triggers.

The first shot on the SR9c happens without hardly any effort....which is why the SR9c has a different set of safety features.
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I understand the safety need for the longer trigger pull but is there anything to improve the catching at the end of the travel? I dont have a lot of rounds through mine but it usually causes me to jerk. My Sig P238 is much smoother.
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It will smooth out & improve as you continue to fire it, & so will your control or "feel" for the pull.
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I'm finding it hard to anticipate the "breaking point" without pushing down or pulling up...any advice... ?
Remember... the LCP isnt a target pistol. Waiting for the trigger to break as you slowly ease it back isnt what I consider the correct operation of this fine little weapon. IMO, its designed for CC and has the perfect trigger for that purpose, long and deliberate. Advice...? Put on a laser, shoot it briskly, get proficient with it, and use it for its intended purpose, saving your life. When you get your SR9, that will be more in line with your idea of a target pistol. My 2 cents...
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