Lite LEMs on my "Thor's Twins" (HK45T & HK45C) and they are both concentrated awesomeness in a shooter. Looking at a P30 this weekend, but not sure what version it is
Pretty much sums it up for me as well.For carry I prefer the LEM.
I prefer a consistent trigger pull but still appreciate the ability to have my thumb over the hammer when holstering.
LEM is a good compromise for me and I can shoot it quick and accurate enough off the reset that I never felt I was giving up a ton compared to a traditional DA/SA or striker.
If you looked at the poll carefully 94 people prefer DA/SA and 88 LEM at the moment of me typing this.Well, it’s not so “clear”, since DA/SA is currently leading in the polling by almost 2:1 over the LEM.
Maybe LEM shooters just feel more need to talk about their choice... 😉
A soft opinion here:Some hard opinion here:
The sole, specific purpose of LEM is to make it harder to have an unintended discharge. It is a threat management tool designed for law enforcement.
The problem with LEM is it makes it harder to produce an INTENDED discharge.
LEM was designed to provide an extra safety margin for less-trained shooters in law enforcement occupations. Law enforcement users may draw and point without the decision to fire being fully committed.
For civilian CCW users who are properly trained, the pistol never comes out unless the decision to shoot has already been reached. In such cases the slower LEM is an impediment to solving the problem at hand.
For law enforcement, where the pistol may be used as a means to secure compliance, LEM is a superb duty/threat management tool, as it provides a margin of safety for those less highly trained (which are unfortunately the vast majority of typical American law enforcement officers in certain large departments).
For civilian CCW, where the pistol comes into play only after the justifiable decision to shoot has been reached, it is an impediment to fast, precise shooting. Especially so, for those less-trained.
For highly trained civilians, LEM has no real purpose or advantage.