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After going to trade shows, gun shops, matches, and the range with HK loving friends long enough you start to hear about this thing called the LEM trigger. Some pronounce it like a single syllable word “lem” while others pronounce each letter separately like you’re deaf, “L. E. M.” You’re supposed to know how cool it is because you like HKs, and you’re a dude, so you just smile and nod and say, “yeah man, those are sweet, you just can’t find them anywhere.”

Of course things get worse on the Internet, where everyone pretends to know what it is, but nobody actually seems to have an HK pistol with an LEM trigger in it.

“Yeah, I had one on my old USP, but I had to sell it. Biggest regret of my gun-owning life. Now I just have one with a V1 trigger.”

Translation: I never had one, but I picked up a USP because Jack Bauer on 24 had one and HKs are cool because they are expensive, but my male ego won’t let me not know what it is so I’m just gonna pretend and comment in discussion threads until someone says what it is so I can figure it out an get one myself.

“They’re the best DAO trigger out there.”

Translation: I don’t know what it is but I heard from someone else say (or read on the Interwebs) that it is kinda like a double-action only pistol, but in a snobby HK sort of way that I don’t understand.


I too ran into all of this long before I was officially affiliated with the HK Shooting Team. So let’s cut to the chase and allow me to tell you exactly what it is. Watch the YouTube video below and let me know if you have any questions!


Post Script – If you feel like getting a trigger job for your HK pistol is right for you, please don’t hesitate to contact Rick at Lazy Wolf Guns. He is wonderfully thorough and delivers within the timeframe and price estimated on a consistent basis. Oh, and tell him I sent you!

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