RUGER LCP II TRIGGER
The following is my opinion and will not argue or debate it.
Not Safe to Carry
Would you carry a pistol with a LIGHT, VERY SHORT PULL TRIGGER with a round in the barrel fully cocked with the safety off ?
How about in your pocket?
I recently purchased the totally new designed model of the Ruger LCP II with the new upgraded trigger to check it out to decide if I would produce a holster for it.
Generally, I found the pistol very nice in many ways and the upgrades thoughtful and useful. The new grooves in the slide seemed to help with racking the slide back. The new fatter grip resulted in a better purchase of the pistol. The sights are standing up tall enough to make them useful. The new slide hold back that keeps the slide back after the last round is shot is helpful. Negatively the pistol is thicker and heavier and the trigger a little scarey.
I found the new trigger too light and has an extremely short break. It is much like any single action pistol that is fully cocked. The trigger has a very light virtually no resistance draw back until it stops and then with just a very little effort it breaks and fires. Very nice for target shooting but for carrying, especially in a pocket, it's a no no for me. It would be like carrying a single action pistol fully cocked with a round in the chamber and the safety off. Very dangerous and not advisable even for an experienced shooter. I remember when the Glock pistols came out with a similar trigger and it was often that you heard of accidental discharges that happened to experienced, trained law enforcement officers. I have had two others come by and check this pistol out with me just to get other opinions and both have come to the same conclusion and will not be purchasing the pistol because of the trigger.
I believe this pistol is an accidental discharge waiting to happen. I will be returning my pistol as I do not trust myself with it. I encourage others to consider the above information I have offered before purchasing this pistol or considering to carry it.
I will not be making a holster for this pistol.
I do not endorse or recommend this pistol for any kind of pocket carry with my holsters.
NONE of my current holsters are made to fit this pistol and are not intended for such use.
DO NOT USE ONE OF MY HOLSTERS TO CARRY THE RUGER LCP II. IT IS NOT SAFE TO DO SO. YOU WILL MOST LIKELY END UP SHOOTING A HOLE IN YOURSELF, IN SOMEONE OR SOME THING YOU DID NOT INTEND TO SHOOT.
I have sent a letter of my concerns to the CEO of Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. See letter.