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bumblebee
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:59 pm    Post subject: trigger pull Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have noticed that there is a long trigger pull on a lot of newer hand guns. Its similar on one of my newer rifles. Sure seems like it would affect the accuracy especially in a tense situation. Any comments?
 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:41 pm    Post subject: Re: trigger pull Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Light short triggers are not what you want for ?tense? situations. Under stress your body goes into the fight or flight mode. Your respiration goes up and you lose your tactile senses. Your fingers tend to become small clubs. If you have a light target trigger you will get an accidental discharge. I have taken several self defense shooting courses and I shoot lots of pistol and rifle compititions. All of my compition weapons have light triggers because I want the accuracy. Carrying a weapon for self defense is entirely different. All of my carry pieces have the as manufactured triggers. I don?t want to have a trigger that all you have to touch it to make the gun go off. It should take a deliberate action to make the weapon discharge. Most interpersonal close range confrontations take place at 20 feet or less so accuracy is less important. With any weapon regular practice and training makes the difference.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:54 pm    Post subject: Re: trigger pull Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-bumblebee wrote:
(quoted from post at 21:59:35 02/12/1Cool I have noticed that there is a long trigger pull on a lot of newer hand guns. Its similar on one of my newer rifles. Sure seems like it would affect the accuracy especially in a tense situation. Any comments?


heavy or light pull ........ you have to shoot a handgun or a rifle enough so that you KNOW when it's going to go off. This is particularly true if you are shooting a handgun double-action. I read this years ago and it was the opinion of Ed McGivern who was a double-action wizard for S&W.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:05 am    Post subject: Re: trigger pull Reply to specific post Reply with quote

All that is fine in theory. I bought my wife a 38 Special, Pink Lady. The trigger pull is
so hard she cannot shoot it. She has arthritis in her hands. I have already talked to a
gunsmith. It's getting a Trigger Job soon.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:12 am    Post subject: Re: trigger pull Reply to specific post Reply with quote


I own a Ruger SR9 and also a Ruger SR22. One, or maybe both of those guns have a LONG trigger pull for the first shot, and sequential shots are a MUCH shorter trigger pull. Been awhile since I've shot either one. Soon as it warms up outside, I need to get reaquainted with them.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:25 am    Post subject: Re: trigger pull Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You got it weld man. A lot of stuff is made idiot proof. That being some clown doesn't brush up against a trigger and blow his toe off or one of his peeps. Lots of after market parts to make guns that preform. Both of my competition ARs have very hi quality triggers that break at the "match, weight. Memory says 4 pounds. My chuck gun I worked on the trigger and stoned it to the same. Makes an incredible difference. Just as long as you found a good smith.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:54 am    Post subject: Re: trigger pull Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-welding man wrote:
(quoted from post at 14:05:14 02/13/1Cool All that is fine in theory. I bought my wife a 38 Special, Pink Lady. The trigger pull is
so hard she cannot shoot it. She has arthritis in her hands. I have already talked to a
gunsmith. It's getting a Trigger Job soon.


Have her try out a Ruger LCR. I have several Smiths, and like them. My carry gun is now a Ruger LCR in 327 Federal. The trigger pull is better than any of my Smiths. The LCR in 38 Special only weighs 13.5 ounces.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:16 am    Post subject: Re: trigger pull Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Most firearms the trigger pull can be adjusted but may take a gunsmith to do so. My 44mag has a very light trigger pull but being single action that is just fine and has proven to be good when hunting deer
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:57 am    Post subject: Re: trigger pull Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Good post Oregon Tractor Jack. and good advise. "practice makes perfect" I have very light triggers on my rifles, but have left my handguns with factory triggers for the very reason you have given.
Most of my rifles have a 2-21/2 lb pull, while my handguns vary from 7-14 lbs. Don't want a light trigger on a handgun unless it's used only for target or competition shooting.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:10 pm    Post subject: Re: trigger pull Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I haven't tried many new guns lately but in my opinion if its travel (free travel) its from less than good quality. If its creep they may want longer sear contact for liability issues.
 
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