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Trigger press practice

Post by kjanracing on Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:38 pm

I was playing around with dry firing my 1911 with a red dot on it.  One time I forgot to cock the hammer, so I kept applying more and more pressure to the trigger until I realized what I did. So I kept applying a lot of trigger pressure and tried to see how long I could hold the dot steady. I was also aware of the grip pressure of the rest of my fingers, thumb, hand, independent of my trigger finger. I did this several times, then cocked the hammer and went for a "real" dry fire. The dot stayed a lot steadier, the trigger felt a lot "lighter". I did this "technique" on an iron sighted revolver too, just really pressed on the inside of the trigger guard behind the trigger.  The sights and wobble zone seemed a lot less on the real dry fires.  So hmmmm maybe I'm on to something. Does anyone do this?  Try it.  I'm going to keep experimenting with it.  Post what you think of it. I'd be interested to hear others thoughts and comments.
Kurt

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Re: Trigger press practice

Post by knightimac on Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:04 pm

Hi

I don't use this technique but it reminds me of isometrics from my weightlifting days. Pushing or pulling on stationary bar usually blocked by steel pins in a power rack. We used to use isometrics to help use work on sticking points in squatting and benching.
Maybe the technique does help with trigger pull.

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Re: Trigger press practice

Post by Jack H on Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:03 pm

Over press the trigger on a dryfire is an old thing LtC Miller told me.  When you let off, the sights still should not move. 

Then there is pumping the trigger.

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