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I just bought a Sig Romeo Zero, and a slide to hold it. Cost as much as some of the cheaper 9mm guns. Definitely more than a Hi Point.😂. Makes my 365 even better. Not to mention making it two tone, the slide is brown.

But I don’t have to aim it, I just point it, and it is easy to carry. It’s my “perfect concealed gun”….it completes me.🤣
My Mossberg MC2sc came with the optics cut. Bought the same RDS though.

But neither it nor the Sig 365 fit in my pocket.

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According to the Ruger forums, apparently the cure for the trigger pinch is Galloway Precisions Sigurd replacement trigger.

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My Mossberg MC2sc came with the optics cut. Bought the same RDS though.

But neither it nor the Sig 365 fit in my pocket.

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Then get bigger pockets….it’s cheaper!🤣

But yeah….I have a couple of pairs of pants or shorts that I can get the Sig in and out of the front pocket quickly, but usually it’s IWB appendix or OWB at 4 o’clock.

Working on a cross draw option, but the best one that ticks EVERY box is a $135 rig….and I’m usually frugal, if not cheap. But I’m getting to the point where I’m going to get what I want, regardless. Greg is wearing off on me, I guess.😂
 

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But I’m getting to the point where I’m going to get what I want, regardless. Greg is wearing off on me, I guess.😂
Yes, I thought I wanted the best to play with after I retired. Retirement BTW, was supposed to be past June, the helicopter ride and 5 months hospitalization quashed that.

The problem is that I am still using the old stuff for the most part. Example, the $50 get home bag is still in the trunk of my car while the $175 bag I bought to replace it still has the tags on it.:sick:
 

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Old habits are hard to break….👍
Like banging on a knife with a stick, rather than grabbing the correct tool for the job, which is right there waiting for it’s moment to shine.😂
 

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I bit the bullet, so to speak, and bought the Galloway Sigurd. Galloway says that one of their goals was to fix the trigger pinch and the Ruger forums users claim it works sooo...

I decided to get the red. The last time I bought an aftermarket trigger, I bought black. But I figured I'd try something different this time.

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Installation looks easy. I'll let you know how it goes. :)

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I bit the bullet, so to speak, and bought the Galloway Sigurd. Galloway says that one of their goals was to fix the trigger pinch and the Ruger forums users claim it works sooo...

I decided to get the red. The last time I bought an aftermarket trigger, I bought black. But I figured I'd try something different this time.

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Installation looks easy. I'll let you know how it goes. :)

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Can't be any harder than the P11 trigger change.
 

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The Galloway trigger was delivered last night. I plan to install it this afternoon and hit the range.

I bought the stock flush floor plate for the 10-round mag from Ruger. $4 (plus $6 S&H!!! The humanity!).

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The Galloway trigger was delivered last night. I plan to install it this afternoon and hit the range.
I installed the Galloway trigger but wasn't able to get out to the range until this morning.

Installation wasn't too bad. The pivot pin hole in the trigger was a bit too tight so I ended up having to dry fit the trigger pin three or four times, tapping it in and out with a brass hammer, before it would actually slide in easily enough for me to fit it into the action. And reinstalling the frame into the grip module was weird. Didn't look anything like the demonstration video that they have. The front doesn't actually fit down completely. There's like a little bit less than 1/32 of an inch incline that the frame pin snugs down. But in the end it worked out okay. Took me three or four times longer, when all was said and done, but not too bad all told.

So how does it work? Oh my gosh! What can I say? It was flawless. The painful trigger pinch is completely gone. I found that it had been giving me a flinch as well. I'm still not as accurate as I would like but the accuracy settled down a little bit and the pistol is now almost a joy to shoot. Who would have ever thought I'd say that a Palm sized pocket 380 was pleasant to shoot? But this LCP max, with the Galloway precision trigger, absolutely is.

I hate it when various online reviewers talk about their favorite "must have" enhancements or upgrades, but in this case, in my opinion, it absolutely totally is.

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So here it is side-by-side with the pocket 380 it is replacing, the Taurus TCP 738. The profile is very nearly identical. The LCP MAX is just a tad taller because of the sights and the 10-round baseplate. But it's close enough.

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One of the things which kept popping into my mind is another gun I carried for a short while with a 12-round capacity, the CZ82. The CZ83 is identical except chambered in .380ACP so it can be considered a direct competitor as a 12-round 380 handgun. Here is the LCP MAX beside the CZ82. There is a pretty dramatic size difference.

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gotta love the CZ!!

But any excuse for a new gun, I respect :love:
Then get bigger pockets….it’s cheaper!🤣

But yeah….I have a couple of pairs of pants or shorts that I can get the Sig in and out of the front pocket quickly, but usually it’s IWB appendix or OWB at 4 o’clock.

Working on a cross draw option, but the best one that ticks EVERY box is a $135 rig….and I’m usually frugal, if not cheap. But I’m getting to the point where I’m going to get what I want, regardless. Greg is wearing off on me, I guess.😂
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I installed the Galloway trigger but wasn't able to get out to the range until this morning.

Installation wasn't too bad. The pivot pin hole in the trigger was a bit too tight so I ended up having to dry fit the trigger pin three or four times, tapping it in and out with a brass hammer, before it would actually slide in easily enough for me to fit it into the action. And reinstalling the frame into the grip module was weird. Didn't look anything like the demonstration video that they have. The front doesn't actually fit down completely. There's like a little bit less than 1/32 of an inch incline that the frame pin snugs down. But in the end it worked out okay. Took me three or four times longer, when all was said and done, but not too bad all told.

So how does it work? Oh my gosh! What can I say? It was flawless. The painful trigger pinch is completely gone. I found that it had been giving me a flinch as well. I'm still not as accurate as I would like but the accuracy settled down a little bit and the pistol is now almost a joy to shoot. Who would have ever thought I'd say that a Palm sized pocket 380 was pleasant to shoot? But this LCP max, with the Galloway precision trigger, absolutely is.

I hate it when various online reviewers talk about their favorite "must have" enhancements or upgrades, but in this case, in my opinion, it absolutely totally is.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk
I can envision 5c worth of Dremel work instead... but then again I'm a hot rodder
 

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@lklawson now that you've had the LCP Max for a few months, what's your take on it?
I've been eyeing one but still haven't taken the plunge. I honestly expected that S&W, Taurus, etc. would announce a similar double stack .380 at SHOT, but seeing that isn't the case, I'm back to the Max.
 

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@lklawson now that you've had the LCP Max for a few months, what's your take on it?
I've been eyeing one but still haven't taken the plunge. I honestly expected that S&W, Taurus, etc. would announce a similar double stack .380 at SHOT, but seeing that isn't the case, I'm back to the Max.
I think it was a good purchase. It's still harder to shoot well than a full sized handgun and still bucks like a pocket 380 but I think it strikes a great balance. It has better sights than most other pocket 380s, as good or better trigger than most, and clearly a superior round-count.

To get a better trigger you have to go to a shrunk down 1911 type, like the Sig or the Colt, but then you sacrifice the capacity and have the requirements of a cocked-n-locked single-action.

This is the handgun that Kel Tec should have updated the P3AT to. This is the handgun that Glock should have made instead of the G42.

As is becoming frustratingly common, Ruger took what someone else did and updated it to what they should have done but never did.

Yeah, I recommend this pistol. There's a pretty good chance you'll have to replace the stock trigger with the Sigurd but other than that, Ruger hit a home run.

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Picked up an LCP Max yesterday at an LGS. Wasn't as cheap as I would've liked it to be, but I wasn't totally screwed over on it and I'm happy to support a local shop.

Wow, the grip sidewalls are really thin on it to accommodate the wider mag. Nevertheless, I agree with Kirk, this is definitely what Kel-Tec should have done with the P3AT. Further, this is what S&W should do with the Bodyguard.

And Hi-Point ought to really study the double-to-single stack magazine design.
 

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Picked up an LCP Max yesterday at an LGS. Wasn't as cheap as I would've liked it to be, but I wasn't totally screwed over on it and I'm happy to support a local shop.

Wow, the grip sidewalls are really thin on it to accommodate the wider mag. Nevertheless, I agree with Kirk, this is definitely what Kel-Tec should have done with the P3AT. Further, this is what S&W should do with the Bodyguard.

And Hi-Point ought to really study the double-to-single stack magazine design.
It's a coffin mag, same as the S&W Shield Plus, H&K P7M13, & HiPoint's Yeet Cannon YC2.
 

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Ya I know. I just wanted to say "double-to-single". Some day Hi-Point will figger it out.

Oh, yeah I almost forgot: It's also the same design as the Llama Omni 9mm.
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