Too Much Trigger Finger On My Ruger LCP
Last week when I was at the range I let a couple
of friends try out my LCP. I watched closely as they both tried it
out. One friend fired a few rounds through it with no problem. My
other friend shot it a few times then had a problem. When he
squeezed the trigger nothing happened. There was not even a "click".
I asked him if he pulled it back all the way and he indicated he
did. We both knew the Ruger LCP was famous for it's long
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I retrieved the gun from him ejected the round
and fired it myself. It worked fine for me. Inspection of the
ejected round showed nothing. It was like new. I was a little
puzzled. I did remark to myself that when this friend shot I thought
he used too much trigger finger. The first joint of his finger was
against the trigger instead of the pad of the finger.
This continued to bother me so when I got home
and after cleaning my gun I dry fired it with the same amount of
trigger finger that my friend used. To my surprise it wouldn't click
for me either. I then repositioned my finger to the correct trigger
finger position and dry fired it with no problem. I repeated both
trigger finger positions a few times more to confirm my suspicion.
I discovered that because it is such a small gun
with such a large trigger pull, too much trigger finger doesn't
provide enough travel to activate the trigger. I am sure this may
also depend on the size and shape (stubby or slender) of the
shooter's hand and fingers. For me the LCP will definitely not fire
when the trigger is placed at my first finger joint. I have to use
the middle of my finger pad to pull the trigger.
I searched the internet for other's who have had
a similar experience but found none.
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Sent: July 11, 2011
Subject: Ruger LCP Trigger Problem
I had the same problem and found this solution to help quite well.
In fact, I found the LCP shoots better for me if I fire it with my
middle finger and use both my left thumb and right index as parallel
slide support, resting them both just below the slide and pointing
forward. I know this may not be proper shooting form but has worked
quite well for me.
Response - Austin,
Out of curiosity, I just did a dry fire with my LCP using my middle
finger to pull the trigger.
I don't know if it is my hand/finger problems (from minor nerve
damage) or the size of my hand but my middle finger couldn't pull
the trigger with my index finger pointing forward. I couldn't bend
Thanks for the suggestion though.
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My wife had the same problem, said the gun would not fire... I
wondered why she kept pointing the laser for so long. I tried and
fired it easily. I am really glad I found this post so she can try a
different finger position .. nice little gun actually.