The hammer and trigger to NOT remain in the reset position unless you hold the trigger back. Release the trigger and it goes all the way forward, lets the hammer down, and sets all the internal safeties.
The cocking piece, what Para Ordnance calls the "inner hammer" in their similar LDA design, is cocked every time the slide cycles.
its different then "stuck" in SA. trigger returns fully. hammer goes down. same pull first shot to last.
Thanks everyone for enlightening me also. I've been lurking on the sidelines trying to understand how LEM works.
I ordered a 45c with Light LEM and am anxious for it to get to me so I can put what I've learned on this thread to practice.
My HK45C and S&W M&P9 have nearly identical trigger pulls, weights, and resets. Vastly different mechanically, of course.