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Old August 17th, 2013, 03:23 PM   #1
 
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Is it my imagination, or did Ruger change LC9 Trigger?

I don't know how it could have happened, but I now have two LC9s. The first one is a straight LC9 I bought new almost 2 years ago (Ser.# 321-*****, test fired 9/9/11); the second one is a LaserMax model I recently purchased used (Ser.# 322-****, test fired 8/25/12). Comparing the two, I'm noticing that the newer one has a "better" trigger pull. Not shorter, not really smoother, but lighter. Enough so that I can easily tell the difference between the two. Just normal variation within the model line, or did Ruger make a change between the two model years?



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Old August 18th, 2013, 05:10 PM   #2
 
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Doubtful. Since you bought it used it is possible the previous owner changed or altered something. But more than likely poor quality control at Ruger on certain parts so some parts might be smoother than others offering a slightly different trigger pull.
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Its your imagination. I have 3 LC9 based pistols. One is a brand new LC380 and the triggers are all the same. My original LC9 was purchased within 2 weeks of the release.
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Its your imagination. I have 3 LC9 based pistols. One is a brand new LC380 and the triggers are all the same. My original LC9 was purchased within 2 weeks of the release.
After live firing both of them yesterday, I think you are probably right. How do you like your LC380? I'd like to try one sometime.
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I just got it, and fired 250 trouble free rounds yesterday. Its actually for my wife, as she has limited hand strength and cant handle a heavy recoiling pistol. I think its a good option for people who are like her. I think Ruger will sell alot of them. I really like my LC9 and I like the fact that everything made for the LC9 is compatible with the LC380.
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I just got it, and fired 250 trouble free rounds yesterday. Its actually for my wife, as she has limited hand strength and cant handle a heavy recoiling pistol. I think its a good option for people who are like her. I think Ruger will sell alot of them. I really like my LC9 and I like the fact that everything made for the LC9 is compatible with the LC380.
Thinking about an LC380 for my wife as well. Oh yeah, I might shoot it a little bit, once in a while...but it would really be her pistol.
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I think the LC380 is a good compromise between power, and controllability. I like my LC9 alot, but also like this new 380. I think the DAO, long trigger, no safety, style pistol, is perfect for a concealed handgun.
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I'll tell you what is NOT my imagination, though. On my newest LC9, I can flip the takedown pin cover lever down with my thumbnail and shake the pin out with ease. I still have to use a tool do do both of those things on my original LC9, even after hundreds of disassemblies.
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Makes you wonder if your used LC9 might have something from here...

LC9 LC380 Performance | Galloway Precision
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I just received mine back from ruger on Tuesday with a new slide. On the range the next day. I too wondered if they hadn't done something to the trigger w/o mentioning it. It just seemed smoother, still long but smoother.

What I know for certain is that I've invested the time and ammo to learn how to shoot this dao gun and I'm now very comfortable that I can hit what I aim at. Guess I won't need to buy that Shield anytime soon. :-).
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I heard there is a recall on the Shield-right??not sure what for.
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What I know for certain is that I've invested the time and ammo to learn how to shoot this dao gun and I'm now very comfortable that I can hit what I aim at. Guess I won't need to buy that Shield anytime soon. :-).
I can post reasonably good groups with my LC9--until I shoot one of my other pistols for a while. Then it takes me a mag or two to "remember" how to stage that long trigger pull. But I absolutely love the LC9 as a carry gun.
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I can post reasonably good groups with my LC9--until I shoot one of my other pistols for a while. Then it takes me a mag or two to "remember" how to stage that long trigger pull. But I absolutely love the LC9 as a carry gun.
Totally agree.
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I heard there is a recall on the Shield-right??not sure what for.
problem with trigger bar pin damaging lower trigger affecting drop safety. they think its only current production but are allowing recall check on any firearm made 8-19-13 or earlier.
As to the OP, I think it could be normal variance in production. How many times do we see firearm reviews where its gritty, smooth, heavy, light, nice, horrible... depending on who you ask.
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I heard there is a recall on the Shield-right??not sure what for.
Any of you have both the LC9 and the Shield? Which do you prefer? I'd like to shoot a Shield sometime to compare the trigger. If it's like the difference between the LC9 and the SR9c, I'd be sorely tempted to switch over.
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