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WTB Ruger LC9

Discussion in 'Want to Buy/Trade Threads' started by mcneeley5, Mar 27, 2013.

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  1. mcneeley5

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    I am looking for a LC9 9mm with LaserMax. Mike 520 820-4910
     
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    Hey, Mike- just a little feedback on the LC9. Don't know if you have had the opportunity to try one yet. They are a great little piece, but have a Terrible trigger. Long, hard pull. I had one and enjoyed it once I had the trigger straightened out. The good news: Galloway Precision in North Carolina has a trigger kit for the LC9 that does magic for it. You simply remove the cocking rod and hammer, send it to them, and for about $45 they do the modification and send your parts back. You can Google them, and there are some videos on Youtube that take you right through the removal and installation. Really simple. There is also a video by Galloway that shoes exactly what they do to the parts to decrease the distance of the trigger travel and the crispness of the release. Like I said, magic. Just my 2 cents. My daughter now has the LC9 and loves it. I moved on to a Glock in .45
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    Dan:
    I like the LC9 just BECAUSE of that terrible long trigger pull. I figure that it can't possibly discharge accidentally. Once you replace it with the Galloway version, do you feel like it is as safe to carry?
    Otherwise I love it, flat and easy to carry, eats absolutely anything...
    dju
     
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    Yes, Mike, after the Galloway modification, it feels perfectly safe to carry and handle. I totally agree with the concept of a long, hard trigger pull as far as safety is concerned. Ruger went to the enth degree with this one. The factory settings are around 8-9 lbs. and the break is almost at the rear of trigger guard, and there is some "Stacking" as you pull. Just makes it a little more difficult to shoot accurately. If you are going to carry in a pocket or appendix, perhaps you would have more peace of mind leaving it alone. I would encourage you to watch the video on the Galloway Precision website. It illustrates what you would expect in terms of improvement.
    Dan
     
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    Good info Pilotdan.
     
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    Thank you for the info, problem is finding the pistola. This will be for Kathleen. We are 7 miles off the border and she is spending a lot of time in the vineyard. A couple of weeks ago I busted a couple of "pilgrams" as they were sneeking around the ranch, more traffic as spring approaches. I will head to a couple of local gun shops to see what they have in 9mm.
     
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    Plenty on gunbroker Mike.
     
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    For the same money I would recommend the Kahr CM9. Just bought one for wife. Much better trigger,light, compact, accurate.
     
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    Pilotdan, The only problem with the Kahr is the break-in period. I am leary of a gun that has to have a break-in period JMHO. Hoosier
     
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    Anyone with an LC9 have fun releasing the slide, using just the release? My neighbor bought one and thought they'd broken it. I couldn't get it to release either unless I pulled back on the slide at the same time. After it was shot some, it loosened up a little, but not exactly a 1911. Watched a guy demo'ing one on Youtube and he had to reach for the slide 3 out of 8 mag dumps.

    Bob Falfa
     
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    Hoosier- I racked the slide about 200 times sitting on the couch before I took out to shoot.Also, field stripped and lubed. Shot 100 Winchester white box 115gr. fmj. No failures or glitches. Love it. Sorry to start a controversy. OP wanted info on the LC9.
    Dan
     
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    I have one on the way, Thanks for input. Mike
     
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    You will enjoy it. After you shoot it's little, if you decide on the Galloway trigger work you will be really pleased.
     
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