I'm on the "list" for one of the new Rugers my local gunshop.
As far as the trigger pull issue, I look at it this way..
This pistol is designed for one thing.. My personal defense.. I'm not going to be shooting it at 50' and attempting to poke holes in the 10 Ring.
I just took the Utah CCW class and our instructor discussed trigger pull on weapons and he commented on our "Inner Monkey" what happens when a situation (God Forbid) comes about and we'd actually need top pull a defensive pistol and fire it.. 8 pounds is NOTHING!!
The trigger pull on this weapon is part of the safety of the gun. I don't want to carry a pistol that has no external safety and would go off with a light trigger pull, period..
I did my shooting in the class with my Colt Detective .38, and I actually had to think about the fact that the training was designed around pulling the trigger on my Colt as a double action. The first exersize was at 10' and it was nothing more than lifting the weapon and firing one shot as soon as I got on the target. First thing I did as I was lifting the weapon was pull the hammer back..
I laughed at myself for doing so, but I do have to say I popped a nice hole through the center of the target..
The rest of the exersizes, I shot double action, and while I didn't shoot a bunch of bullseyes, I seldom missed a standard sheet of paper at 10-15-20', and that was double action, firing 4 or 8 rounds as quickly as I could. The trigger pull when firing double action on my Colt is more than 8 pounds.
It showed me the difference between bullseye shooting and defensive shooting. While I love shooting small groups while taking my time to do so, defensive shooting is all about hitting a chest area repeatedly, quickly, and under control..
If Mr. Badguy is coming at you in order to kill you or commit serious harm, Our Inner Monkey isn't going to care if the trigger pull is 5 pounds or 25 pounds.. Inner Monkey is going to squeeze the trigger in order to stop Mr. Badguy and isn't going to notice trigger pull, noise, or much of anything else.
My only concern about this gun is the .380 round. I feel, with a batch of GoldDots in it, it'll go a long ways at stopping someone. I'd love to have a .45 in this situation, but I don't want to carry one.. I'd rather have the .380 in my pocket than a .45 at home in my safe, if needed.
Just my $.02 worth..
Now to get IL and WI to join the rest of the states in allowing law abiding citizens to protect themselves, rather than making someone who is protecting themselves a criminal for doing so.