Shot an LC9 today

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    Shot an LC9 today

    I was at the range, and got to shoot an LC9. The trigger was much better than the LCP, but the owner had put over 1000 rounds through the gun, so the difference in trigger pull may just be that this particular gun is broken in.

    I thought it shot alright, but am not a fan of the long DA trigger pull. If I had to, I would be comfortable carrying one, but I like my P238 much better.
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    I love the look and feel of my LC9. I thought about taking out the magazine safety and putting one of those trigger kits in it but now that I know where the break is I'm okay with the long DA pull. It took lots of ammo and dry firing to get there. I'll have to try out the P238.

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    The long DAO was a real bummer for my wife and even I thought it absurd.

    Much prefer a LCP trigger over the LC9 but some people have no problems,
    esp. those who have no experience with guns yet.

    That shark fin was also a big NO factor for us, even though the gun was light for
    a 9mm and you could get good hits if you tried.
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    I agree, Badey. I dig Ruger, but the LCP and LC9 just don't work for me.

    That P238, on the other hand.... sweet little shooter.

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    Learn to set the trigger and things really smooth out.
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    I have fired my Stepson's LC9 and I like it. Would recommend it to anyone.
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    My problem with the LC9 wasn't the trigger, it was the grip. Small and uncomfortable, even a little "bitey".
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    Quote Originally Posted by clarkston_cz View Post
    The long DAO was a real bummer for my wife and even I thought it absurd.

    Much prefer a LCP trigger over the LC9 but some people have no problems,
    esp. those who have no experience with guns yet.

    That shark fin was also a big NO factor for us, even though the gun was light for
    a 9mm and you could get good hits if you tried.
    I have plenty of experience with guns and the LC9 is a fine firearm.
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    I enjoy both my LC9 and LCP.
    No problems.

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    I have the LC9 and carry 24/7
    It did take some getting used to the trigger pull and many dry fires but now I love it.

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    I'm the same way. It took a lot of practice, and then to make matters worse, the sights were not set correctly (bought mine used). It was frustrating trying to get the grip and trigger pull down when the bullets were not going where they were supposed to go in the first place. I kept thinking it was me. Once I got the lasermax dot right on top of the laserlyte cartridge dot, then I adjusted the sights on the gun to where it was lined up with those dots, I began easily getting nice groupings that I could be proud of. I know right where the break is now too so I get right to it. I still wish it was so long but not enough to get a kit to fix it. For pleasure shooting it's not my favorite but I feel great about it as a CC.
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    If you don't like your LC9 trigger, see Galloway Precision. That turn a nice EDC into a very nice EDC.
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    It's a nice design but a terrible trigger. I've tried shooting these twice - hoping to like them, but both times the long, heavy pull on the short pistol affected my accuracy and significantly diminished my desire to buy one. An aftermarket trigger might be nice, adding that would likely increase the price enough were it was far less desirable. Hopefully Ruger is working on this, as someday I wouldn't mind getting one.

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    An aftermarket trigger might be nice, adding that would likely increase the price enough were it was far less desirable.
    Unsure how making the gun more to my liking makes it... less desirable. So, you want a tiny 9mm, from a respected maker, at a great price, with a wonderful trigger? Okay, go buy a Kahr CW series pistol. But if you like everything about an LC9 except the trigger, the aftermarket seems a good place to investigate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cn262 View Post
    It's a nice design but a terrible trigger. I've tried shooting these twice - hoping to like them, but both times the long, heavy pull on the short pistol affected my accuracy and significantly diminished my desire to buy one. An aftermarket trigger might be nice, adding that would likely increase the price enough were it was far less desirable. Hopefully Ruger is working on this, as someday I wouldn't mind getting one.
    In my case it took more than two trips to the range to get comfortable with it. At first I blamed being off target on the trigger pull but after a few times on the range, (splitting up shooting time with my Beretta) and some dry fire practice along with some sight adjustments, I am really happy with it now. As this is my CC and my life might depend on this gun someday, I have put in the time it takes to get good with it. Now that I think about it, I honestly wouldn't change anything about the trigger pull. In the tense situation where I might have to use it and the heart is pounding, adrenaline is rushing and there might be others around, I am glad that it takes a deliberate pull to get it to fire. To each their own though.

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