Mmkay. So what to you say to 5 lb Glocks and M&Ps?Sorry, and no offense, but I don't think photos of some dude's rig is legit advice on whether it's a good idea (legally or otherwise) to carry a sub-5# trigger on a self-defense gun. Do what you're comfortable with, but you'll be the one talking to the DA after you hot some dude at 2am.
I'll post a link to a very similar thread on another forum later (on mobile now).
So what do you think a manual safety will do for you after the shoot? If it is a 'good shoot' per the DA, he isn't gonna care what you used. If its a bad shoot, a manual safety isn't gonna help your case any.There is no law. That's the hard thing You take your chances AFTER you have to use your weapon. Doesn't matter how BA and operator you think you are, or how "clean" you think your shoot was. A prosectutor will decide that for you. Will post more later.
Zimmerman is where he is due to the gray matter (or lack thereof) between his ears. Has nothing to do with the gun he carried.Can you imagine what the media/prosecutors would do if Zimmerman was found to have modified his Keltec to have a 4.5# trigger? "Cold blooded killer, just waiting to kill someone!"
I absolutely agree, a good shoot is a good shoot. A questionable shoot is questionable because of poor decision making, and any and everything can potentially be made an issue by a DA.Zimmerman is where he is due to the gray matter (or lack thereof) between his ears. Has nothing to do with the gun he carried.
Best thing to do after a SD shooting is talk to your attorney.
+1 I agreeIf you're concerned about legal issues, just don't carry. Period.
You're already going to have issues with pulling a trigger on another living human being. Add into that the doubts when you ask yourself "will I end up in court for doing this" will likely get you and/or someone else killed. I can actually answer that question for you: YES! Absolutely, without a shadow of a doubt, you will end up 'splainin' yourself to a judge. Even if you don't end up in a criminal trial defending your actions, the civil suits will rain down on you. That won't matter if you have a 12# DAO with an external safety, or a 2# SA pull.
The only way that trigger pull weight becomes an issue, is if you "accidently" shoot someone. Honestly, trigger weight shouldn't be a consideration in that, but many courts have seen it that way, and a precendence has been established. It's the main reason why a lot of LE agencies have 8# or more. You're really better off talking to a local attorney who has experience in your local area, district/state/etc. than asking in here, though. Don't forget to talk to your insurance agent while you're at it.
Please don't bring the Zimmerman case into this. Most of us wouldn't know who he or Martin were, if it hadn't been for a biased, sensational, media exploitation. Let's allow the court to make the decision on whether or not his grey matter was lacking, rather than passing judgement based on what the media has fed us.