Okay, so I was totally freaking out because I have dissasembled COMPLETELY my LCP twice now to repaint the frame and the second time the trigger was accidentally pulled and I couldn't figure out how to fix the fact that the trigger was spring loaded back and would not reset... Read this post, thought about it for a second and after palming my forhead a few times to accentuate the fact that I've been a bonehead, I fixed it by winding the spring COUNTER clockwise and setting it under the trigger bar. Now the trigger resets, the gun cycles, and all is well!!! If you want to know why I painted the frame, it is because it was a raspberry LCP I bought for my wife, and she doesn't want it anymore, and I am not a person who will sell a gun unless it is in the most extreme condition and I didn't want to be caught dead carrying a pink gun. So... paint. BTW, what is a good do it yourself paint to use? I used a paint good for plastics, and it seems okay, but it will definitely need re-done in the future due to wear. And now that I've figured out the why's and how's for dissasembly and re-assembly, I feel confident in repainting in the future.