Originally Posted by JC45
Glad to hear everything went back together ok. I’ve heard about the LEM trigger but don’t know much about them, could you explain a little more about them ?
Imagine if a Colt 1911 and a Colt Python met at the Drunken Barn Dance, made love in the hay loft, and had a child that they named LEM.
The LEM is for a fighting weapon and probably not as important for a gun that just goes to the range for friendly shooting. To it's fanbase, the LEM takes the most desirable of all the trigger systems and rolls them all up into one. It's got a fairly light break (+/- 5 pounds) like a striker fired, but more crisp like a SA. Initial take-up is long, like a DA. It's unencumbered by safety contraptions of other systems. It's reliable and safe, like a hammer fired. And all the shots are the same, first to last, unlike DA/SA.
To ready an LEM, you rack the slide and chamber a round. You can ride the hammer as you holster the weapon. When you draw and acquire the target, the distance of the initial trigger take-up is almost as far as a DA. But the pressure on the trigger is light, about two pounds. You then hit a wall, and it takes almost five pounds to drop the hammer. Boom.
Trigger reset is longer than you'd see on a 1911 or a Glock, but not as far as a DA revolver. After the reset, there is still a bit of take-up until you hit the wall, and then you do it all over again.
When you're done shooting and you take your finger off the trigger, everything goes to it's initial state, you reholster the weapon, and you're ready to go again.
It's pretty easy to learn to shoot an LEM accurately and fast. Perhaps not as easy as SAO, but definitely moreso than DAO or DA/SA. Swapping over from one trigger system is a matter of installing different trigger parts. It's not so hard that an expert armorer is required, but a comfort of working with parts and pins and springs is required. The only tool required is a punch for pushing pins and a chopstick for aligning parts.