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Anyone else have success pulling the trigger quickly?
« on: February 24, 2008, 01:18:55 PM »
For a long while, I was under the impression that pulling the trigger slowly would yield the best groups.  But yesterday, I tried giving the trigger a quick yank, and surprisingly this yielded great results, compared to my previous slow and somewhat steady pull.  So, am I the only one that finds a quick yank better than a slow pull?

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Re: Anyone else have success pulling the trigger quickly?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2008, 02:40:42 PM »
I was taught in the military that each shot fired should be a surprise!  Which means squeezing the trigger. I still practice that method of shooting. But maybe jerking the trigger will work for some shooters.. FN
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Re: Anyone else have success pulling the trigger quickly?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2008, 03:38:05 PM »
Concentrate, hold breath and squeeze are the rules I go with. Learned allot about shooting different weapons when I was young and the hold true with springers and pcp's. Only the springers you have to deal with holding them different. That is one thing that I love about springers is no two shoot exactly the same..:)

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Re: Anyone else have success pulling the trigger quickly?
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2008, 04:14:29 PM »
I guess its not really a jerk, but more of a quick pull that works for me.

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Re: Anyone else have success pulling the trigger quickly?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2008, 04:21:22 PM »
Cause a jerk would sure pull you off target.. a quick pull would be a different thing. After all if you wanted to shoot quickly I guess you would have to use a quick pull. I think a quick pull would not give a body movement like a jerk would... Who knows, we all have our ways....  LOL   FN
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RE: Anyone else have success pulling the trigger quickly?
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2008, 12:40:19 AM »
I sometimes give the trigger a quick jerk and have had very good results in doing it, However it also depends on the type of trigger you have, like a GRT you can set it so light that you are able to get away with it, But with some guns it just cant be done.
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Re: Anyone else have success pulling the trigger quickly?
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2008, 12:56:42 AM »
In Paris Island on the rifle range we used to put a penny balanced on the front sight ears of our M1 and when squeezing  the trigger it would stay , but if you pulled the penny would fall off and the DI would kick you in the leg it really helps .You also keep your rifle pointed down range or you get a nother kick makes for better safety and it doesn't hurt that much. no big deal.You can't be a wimp if you are a US  Marine.
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Re: Anyone else have success pulling the trigger quickly?
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2008, 01:13:18 AM »
I caught on real quick when the DI was giving us our instructions...:) The guy next to me on on the range kept jerking the trigger and shooting high.. After the third time the DI loaded the guys trigger finger in the breech and released it. Needless to say when he was able to hold a weapon next time on the range he new how to squeeze the trigger...:)

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RE: Anyone else have success pulling the trigger quickly?
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2008, 08:59:10 AM »
When I tap the trigger no other part of my hand moves I have practiced this a lot as it can help in a hunting situation where you don't have time to squeeze the trigger, If I jerked the trigger it would pull my shot high and to the right which is what happens with a stock standard trigger.
Thats another bonus with the GRT if you have it set to very light you can get away with a quick tap almost every time.
When I shoot field target though its a squeeze method as you need the extra insurance and it will eliminate one reason for missing the target.
To many times have I heard come from the firing line Oh I must have jerked the trigger on that one I am even guilty of saying it my self.
Different techniques for different rifle setups and situations, What works for one may not work for another.
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RE: Anyone else have success pulling the trigger quickly?
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2008, 09:27:22 AM »
The importance of trigger control was impressed on me in the military and every year when I go to the department firing range to qualify with my duty weapons we always, without fail, get the lecture on the importance of trigger control.  Like Gene said,,, one of the things I really enjoy about springers is that each rifle is a unique creature, with it's own little quirks when it comes to accurate shooting,, but the constant, at least for me, with all my rifles is to try to maintain good solid, smooth trigger control.  

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RE: Anyone else have success pulling the trigger quickly?
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2008, 09:39:07 AM »
Slow and smooth as alway's. Ed  :)
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Re: Anyone else have success pulling the trigger quickly?
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2008, 01:37:33 PM »
For me, I have tried several ways but my current way is load up, aim at center dot with as just as the reticle centers over the zero pull the trigger, no slow squeeze by then the reticle moves off target slightly, I do have the GRT-III trigger which is really smooth not like the mechanical sticky stock trigger. I shoot as fast as I can load aim and shoot, just like if I was outside shooting at game. The fast trigger pull method works for me.
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Re: Anyone else have success pulling the trigger quickly?
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2008, 05:29:43 AM »
I put the grt in last week and I'm still having trouble adjusting to it.  I do a quick pull if I just want to shoot something and break it (ie plinking bobble heads and bottles) but if I'm trying to be accurate, I try to do it slowly so I can feel the two stages...still having a hard time with that though cause sometimes I can feel it, sometimes the rifle shoots before I even know it.