From your post, I would guess that you have a relatively new pistol with few rounds through it yet. Be sure you thoroughly clean and lubricate properly to get the best possible initial trigger pull. Then when you have several hundred rounds downrange, I think you will find the trigger pull has both lightened a little, and more important smoothed up a lot. It will become easier for you to control the pull at that point. One other thing is to practice "dry fire" at home a lot, Being sure to clear any and all iive ammo from the pistol (and the room) and insert a good quality snap cap. practice the trigger pull. Most of us do this hundreds, even thousands of times. It both helps smooth the trigger pull out, but more important if done correctly and conscientously, will help over come the jerking of the trigger and improve your actual range performance tremendously without resorting to dubious trigger alterations.My XDs is for EDC. Had not measured trigger pull but it's pretty stiff and sometimes results in my jerking of the trigger.
From what you sharing though, it sounds like for newbies stiff is better, and once more experience and practice is gained, it might be the time to lighten it up.
Not bad at all. In fact, for this type of pistol, I would consider a pull in the 5.5-6 lb range jexcellent for a self defense weapon. That is where mine is at also.So far I have waited on ordering a spring kit. I have found that with around 500 rounds (and probably triple that in snap caps) the trigger has indeed smoothed out. I measure it about a pound lighter than when new, breaking consistently at 6 pounds. That's not too bad for an EDC.
While oneover's response may be a little over-hyped, it is based on some facts. Read the case files of Massad Ayoob. Several cases where he was an expert witness for the defense resulted from prosecutors using firearm alterations as a basis for charging the defending citizen with criminal charges rather than a justified shooting. One case in particular among Ayoobs many involved a young police officer who altered/lightened the trigger pull on his duty Glock. Subsequently, the officer was involved in a shooting where the officer had to shoot a perp who threatened. But as a direct result of the altered trigger, the young officer was charged with unintentional homicide instead. I am not sure of the eventual outcome of the trial, but even if a citizen is eventually cleared in such an event, the trauma, social stigma, and financial costs of defending ones actions would be horrendous. But it can and sometimes does, happen.oneover, please provide links that substantiate those claims. This myth seems to have a life of its own, and I have yet to have anyone able to provide a single verifiable instance of trigger modification or any other changes to a carry gun being used against them in court, much less being *successfully* used against them in court. Same with hand loaded / reloaded ammunition, same with hollow point ammunition.
For me, if the trigger isn't to my liking, I'll have it fixed. If the sights aren't to my liking, I'll have them fixed. And I'll carry what I want as far as ammunition goes. Personally, that means a reputable personal defense round - not because I fear lawyers, but because I cannot give my hand loaded ammunition the same degree of testing that is done by and for those reputable brands.
No need to overstate the case. Being prepared and willing to use a firearm if necessary, in self defense has nothing to do with trying to avoid unnecessary, needless legal complications. There are such a wide variety of self defense weapons out there that if one does not suit, then it is easy to find another that does work better "out of the box" for the individual without having to modify the gun in ways that might (remember this is might) create additional legal issues.Seems to me if one is that worried about a court case after any type of deal were you had to use your firearm to save yourself. You should most likely not be carrying it and stick to mace or something. I myself feel I will never draw my weapon unless I feel as if my live is at stake and if I do happen to take someone life doing so I guess I will see them in court I suppose.
That would be nice, if true. But the two cases from Ayoobs files that I cited show that is is not so. In each case, it was the trigger alteration or the handload that changed things from justifiable to chargeable in the eyes of the court.Your shooting will be judged on the specific situation you faced. The shooting will be deemed justifiable or not based on the actions of shootee and the reasonableness of the shooters belief that deadly force was necessary. Nothing more. If the shooting is deemed justifiable, then it doesn't matter what you've done to the gun before hand. This is for a criminal case of course and all bets are off for the civil lawsuit that is surely to follow.
Here I agree with you completely, as I can attest from personal experienceBottom line is to be proficient with your firearm, practice, take real world training that puts you under stress and requires you to run the gun while doing and thinking about other things. This can help to defend yourself in a civil suit.
I can tell you that a longer and heavier trigger pull will not slow you down if you need to shoot RIGHT NOW, but does give you some added time if you happen to find yourself in a situation where dynamics are changing and you decide the need to shoot has changed because the bad guy's actions suddenly changed.
For me personally, I like good stock triggers. If you find yourself setting off rounds while prepping the trigger at the range and not intending to fire, that is not the trigger you want for self defense.
Ya I suppose I argee to some point but all I done was install a spring kit in my crunchy extra heavy trigger after getting it back from recall work. hope I never have to use it to find out how court pans out.( pray for peace and prepare for battle).No need to overstate the case. Being prepared and willing to use a firearm if necessary, in self defense has nothing to do with trying to avoid unnecessary, needless legal complications. There are such a wide variety of self defense weapons out there that if one does not suit, then it is easy to find another that does work better "out of the box" for the individual without having to modify the gun in ways that might (remember this is might) create additional legal issues.