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What is the trigger pull on a LCP?

Andy Larsson Answered question September 12, 2022

The Ruger LCP has a long trigger pull of 0.75 inches, with firm stacking on the last 0.5-inches. It has a clean break and short reset. Although, the trigger is single-action and set after the slide cycle which causes the internal hammer to not be suitable for second strikers. Also, it requires less effort to rack it than other firearms similar to this model.

The trigger pull on a Ruger LCP (and most other handguns) is typically around 5-6 pounds. This means that the amount of force required to pull the trigger and discharge the weapon is 5-6 pounds.

How it works is relatively simple. There is a small metal bar or “finger” inside the trigger guard that comes into contact with your finger when you put your finger on the trigger. When you pull back on the trigger, this metal bar presses down on a spring-loaded firing pin, which in turn strikes a primer located at the base of the cartridge (ammunition). This primer then ignites the propellant inside the cartridge, and as Newton’s third law states, “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” In other words, the expanding gases from the ignited propellant push back against the bullet, causing it to be forced out of the barrel and towards the target.

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Anonymous edited answer September 13, 2022

The trigger pull on a Ruger LCP (Lightweight Compact Pistol) is approximately 6 pounds.

The LCP uses a sturdy glass-filled nylon Gallery plus an aluminum frame for reduced weight, making it an excellent choice for concealed carry. The scaled-down size also contributes to easy concealment. The double-action-only trigger has a smooth, crisp pull that is designed to minimize travel and provide a consistent trigger pull every time.

Thanks to its small size and reduced weight, the Rugger LCP is one of the most popular concealed carry pistols on the market today.

Anonymous edited answer September 12, 2022

There isn’t a designated “trigger pull” on the Ruger LCP because it is a semi-automatic pistol. This means that the trigger pull is what activates the firing mechanism and causes the gun to shoot.

The trigger pull on any gun can vary depending on your grip, how you hold the gun and your personal preferences. It’s important to practice with your weapon so that you can achieve the best possible trigger pull for you.

Martin Mapa Edited answer September 17, 2022

The trigger pull on a Ruger LCP is very smooth and light. It works by using an internal hammer to strike the firing pin, which then detonates the cartridge. This gun is designed for self-defense and is small enough to be concealed easily. It is a very reliable weapon and has a good track record.


The Ruger LCP has a trigger pull of 6.5 pounds, as measured by my Lyman electronic scale. This is a very light pull and makes the pistol easy to shoot accurately.

Mike Seeklander Answered question September 12, 2022

The trigger pull on a Ruger LCP is 6-7 pounds. The trigger works by releasing the sear, which allows the hammer to fall and strike the firing pin. This causes the gun to fire.

Martin Mapa Answered question September 12, 2022
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