Gun Report

Heckler & Koch USP LEM Compact .40 S&W

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The USP LEMs long trigger limits crossover shooting from other types of pistols. Also, we-re not sure the guns higher price is fully warranted.

Heckler & Koch USP LEM Compact .40 S&W

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Home Defense
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Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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Above, the standard USP comes with a combined decocker lever and safety on the left side. The smoothed frame of the DA LEM (arrow) lacks those controls.
The mag release (arrow) at the corner of the trigger guard was ambidextrous. Shooters comfortable with a thumb-activated mag release could drop the stack from the left side; here the trigger finger does the work.

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