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what is a good trigger pull?

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6 Responses to “what is a good trigger pull?”

  1. Spook45 Says:

    YEs, I must say that I like my Rifle(precision) at about 2 3/4 to 3 pounds. My handguns however, must be heavier. they are typicly for self d and I dont want to have an accidental under stress. I want my HG pull to be a deliberate act with no guesses, if the gun is fired I want it to be because I CHOSE to fire it and not a result of adrenaline. For combat or field rifles no less than say 4.5 lbs. that is a comfortable pull without being over sensitive. BUY MORE AMMO

  2. Mad Saint Jack Says:

    The hell if I know.

    A trigger needs to be really bad for me to notice, like Nagant revolver double action bad.

  3. Caleb Says:

    I probably could have made that post a lot shorter if I had just said “a good trigger pull is whatever trigger pull you can effectively manage without comprimising the safety and function of your firearm”.

  4. Lyle Says:

    Good article, Caleb, in that it invites us to take another look at the issue.

  5. mike Says:

    A good trigger is a lot like porn/obscenity: I know it when I feel it

  6. ModlCitzn Says:

    A good trigger is about how crisp the break is. Pulling the trigger involves several steps:

    0. Make decision to destroy what you have your sights aligned on and focus on front site the entire time by establishing natural point of aim.

    1. Place middle of index finger pad on trigger
    2. Smoothly take up travel until the the breakpoint
    3. Apply slightly more pressure to release the hammer
    4. Keep trigger pulled to the rear and realign front sight
    5. Slowly release trigger to the reset point which you will hear/feel and stop – if you let out the travel or remove your finger from the trigger you have gone too far.


    To check the quality of the trigger, unload weapon while pointing in a safe direction. Perform the trigger pull, and look closely at the trigger when you reach the break point. Slowly pull and if there is any movement between the breakpoint and when the hammer falls, you have trigger creep. Creep is independent of trigger weight.

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