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I have seen endless threads on here about drop-in and professional trigger jobs being done (PRP, Springer, Canyon Creek etc). My question is this, are these kits suitable for a SD/HD weapon? It is my understanding that if the weapon is ever used in a SD/HD situation, it will be confiscated and gone over with a fine tooth comb. Does having a trigger job done present more legal trouble for the carrier?
 

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I'll probably get flamed for responding to this and for responding with what I am about to say:


If a person is truly acting in self defense in a situation that clearly calls for lethal force I HIGHLY doubt modification will be a factor. In MOST cases of self defense the defender never goes to court because charges aren't filed.

With that being said, most people modify their weapons to make them more "shootable"... a trait I would assume could assist in a self defense situation where seconds can be the difference between life and death.

I don't know the numerical odds of having to use a gun to defend yourself... I do know it is unlikely. It is even higher odds that your situation of legal self defense would appear so ambiguous to the average reasonable LEO or DA to even land you in court in the first place. It would then be even more unlikely that if you were in that situation, having acted legally, that a jury of averagely reasonable people would find you guilty of something simply because of a modification.

In short (too late for that, I guess) I personally believe the benefits of modifying your weapon to function as you want it to (with LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS of training, mind you) to far out way the risk of becoming a victim of that rare situation explained above.
 

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Can this cause legal troubles ... Some will say yes, others will say no.

I suggest that ALL gun owners place a retainer with a competent firearms defense lawyer, and keep their cell phone number with you at all times.

I can guarantee you of only one thing ... It is the job of the prosecution to use any and all advantages available.

Research the Harold Fish trial ... They went after him for his gun choice, and his ammo choice ... A gun mod, is just part of the prosecutions arsenal, if they find out about it.
 
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