Went to the range today with a co-worker, think he is on FTF, but dont know his user id. One of the guns that he took out was his LC9. At one point, he let me put a few rounds down it. I was having an off day (spent the day chasing the targets for some reason) but still found it to be good enough for a man size target out to the ~35 yards we were shooting at. As for the three mile long trigger pull, I think that if I was using it for self defense, that long trigger would not be a problem.
I have fired another co-worker's Keltec PF9. The PF9 was harsh. Would not like to shoot it much. I think it was pinching my fat finger.
The LC9, was nice. May not be a target gun, but I could shoot it for a few hours. At this point, if I were looking in the super small 9mm market, I would take the LC9 over the PF9.