Compare Ruger LPC Max Mcarbo short stroke trigger with Galloway Precision Sigurd short stroke trigger

Was wondering if anyone had a chance to compare the Mcarbo short stroke trigger with the Galloway Sigurd short stroke trigger for the Ruger LCP Max? I would very much appreciate an honest review. Thanks

On a side note, I bought the LCP Max spring kit and installed the lighter 10 lb. hammer spring with no issues testing at the range. Fantastic improvement for this firearm.


Hello, and great question.

I will start with a full disclaimer, I work at M*Carbo. But this does not mean that all of the points I will be making isn’t 100% honest.

  1. The MCarbo pre-travel is fully adjustable as for the Sigurd has a non adjustable pre travel reduction. The reason we went for adjustable is for every customer to be able to tailor to their liking. This also means that the MCarbo trigger, when adjusting for maximum pre travel reduction, is the most pre-travel reduction possible.

  2. The safety blade is a 3D printed plastic on the Sigurd. This is a huge one for me personally. I would never want my trigger safety feature on my pocket pistol (or any pistol really) to be made of a 3D printed plastic. The tolerances are loose on 3D printed parts and can crack much easier under pressure. M*Carbo uses a fully aluminum safety blade that is CNC machined.

  3. As seen in the image below, due to the safety blade being 3D printed, a large gap is present between the safety and the trigger frame at the bottom. This causes a slight a uncomfortable feeling on the trigger finger. The inside edges are also all sharp, causing more finger pain points.

The two companies are much different too, as one is working from their garage while MCarbo has a team of engineers, quality control, customer service, and equipment to ensure quality parts are sent out. These are the few points I have, and again, it’s honest even though I work for MCarbo.

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Thank you Vlad. I had the Sigurd before I purchased the Mcarbo trigger, (and springs), but was looking for anyone to reply that has/had experience with both triggers. Your reply eased the decision I made.


I upgraded the original Max trigger to the Galloway Sigurd and found some relief from the extreme trigger bite on the factory one.

The opening where the Sigurd trigger blade came through has sharp edges that probably could be polished smooth.

I had an issue with the trigger blade pin backing out and used a larger punch than the hole to bend some of the aluminum edging over the opening for the pin.

The Mcarbo trigger is much better, and their spring kit is a vast improvement making the Max enjoyable to practice with.

I have just over 200 rounds through it after the upgrades and zero issues with the gun. Full disclaimer, I did polish every metal piece that touches metal with a Dremel wheel including the barrel feed ramp.

After polishing, upgrading the trigger and 10lb spring kit the pull is averaging 2lbs 10 ozs.