Trigger press and sights

Go down

Trigger press and sights

Post by Jack H on 4/3/2014, 2:04 am

So many say they steer the sight with the trigger press.  I have not seen that happening in my 44 years of bullseye. 

What is different in my head than in other heads.
avatar
Jack H

Posts : 1455
Join date : 2011-06-10
Location : Oregon

Back to top Go down

Re: Trigger press and sights

Post by davekp on 4/3/2014, 7:15 am

I don't understand that concept either.
Dave

davekp

Posts : 315
Join date : 2011-06-11

Back to top Go down

Re: Trigger press and sights

Post by TexasShooter on 4/3/2014, 9:22 am

I get the concept just fine. As soon as I start pressing the trigger I'm steering the sights. Unfortunately I'm steering them all over the dadgum target, and rarely anywhere near where I would like to hit...

I hear rumors it get better with practice but for me that's still just theoretical.

TexasShooter

Posts : 92
Join date : 2014-01-26
Age : 59
Location : Midland, TX

Back to top Go down

Re: Trigger press and sights

Post by DavidR on 4/3/2014, 10:27 am

That's some  of B. Zins style he teaches in his clinics , steering the dot and the grip style where most of the mainspring housing is left outside your hand he talks about ive tried many times but it just doesn't work for me.
avatar
DavidR
Admin

Posts : 3010
Join date : 2011-06-10
Age : 64
Location : NRA:Expert, Georgia

Back to top Go down

Re: Trigger press and sights

Post by john bickar on 4/3/2014, 10:50 am

It's a way of explaing, in words, a tactile and visual shot process. It's a way to drive total commitment to the trigger squeeze, and a mechanism for engaging your conscious mind on something positive during the shot process.

When I am shooting really well, I perceive it this way. I am a "trigger focus" rather than a "sight focus" shooter, though.
avatar
john bickar

Posts : 884
Join date : 2011-07-09
Location : Menlo Park, CA

Back to top Go down

Re: Trigger press and sights

Post by Rob Kovach on 4/3/2014, 11:02 am

I think it works better with a roll trigger, and I don't call it "steering".  I call it "drilling".
When I am moving the trigger, the grip and hold is slightly different than when the trigger is not moving--my hold doesn't really matter if the trigger isn't moving.  So I make sure that when the trigger is moving, I'm holding middle.  The act of holding middle while the trigger is moving is the "steering".

If you are just holding the gun without putting any pressure on the trigger, does your sight move when you start applying pressure?  Is the act of moving it back to center the concept of "steering"?

I like my grip to have the same point of aim whether I'm making the trigger move or not.  I know I have everything right (for me) when that's how it is.  But it's absolutely true that it's not the same to hold without moving the trigger than it is to hold while moving the trigger--that's when "steering" or "drilling" comes in. IMO YMMV
avatar
Rob Kovach
Admin

Posts : 2702
Join date : 2011-06-13
Age : 44
Location : Brooklyn, WI

Back to top Go down

Re: Trigger press and sights

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum