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Old 02-16-2016, 08:13 AM   #1
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Old 02-16-2016, 08:42 AM   #2
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Very few instructors ever take the time to explain this gun weight v trigger pull weight, but once you get the idea you realize how important trigger control is in the whole operation of good shooting.

Nicely done. Thank you.
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:19 AM   #3
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TRIGGER CONTROL is key to everything else.

You can hold it in a perfect stance.
You can hold your arms "just right."
You can have the perfect grip.
You can have a perfect sight picture.
You can "focus on that front post."
You can have perfect breathing.
You can be using the perfect handgun.
You can be using the perfect ammo.


Without proper trigger control and manipulation...it's all a waste of time.
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Good article.

Mrs. Flash and I dry fire 3 days a week and shoot 2 days a week.

We take 2 days off.

It works for us.
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:23 AM   #5
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There are 3 real controls in life.
1. Mouth Control. Running mouth exposes how stupid you really are.
2. Holster control. When do you really need to remove the weapon and put it to work saving your life and the lives of others?
3. Trigger Finger Control. The greatest single digit gets you more satisfaction then any o the other 9. If you use it right. All the time.
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Good article. Mrs. Flash and I dry fire 3 days a week and shoot 2 days a week. We take 2 days off. It works for us.

Sorry, but we do not need all this personal information.
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It's a shame they did not provide some good details on how, precisely, to practice the trigger press while dry firing.

Here's a way I've found to be extremely helpful.

Take a penny and set it horizontally on the front post. (It really helps if you can have a friend help you out by setting it on the post as you have the firearm extended as if you are going to shoot it).

Practice pressing the trigger without the coin falling off the post.

It is a GREAT way to cure you of a whole host of bad trigger press habits.
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I use a dime, Amsdorf. Pennies are for amateurs.
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Yeah, good trigger pull .. I mean - trigger press suggestions. Thanks for posting.

Please allow another suggestion for these dry fire drills.

From a self defense perspective - your speed in that first shot is at least as improtant as it's accuracy. I mean, once you can consistently hit a ~5" circle at 15 to 20 feet, that's effective accuracy.

So, think about adding your draw & weapon's presentation to those trigger presses.

I like to use wifey's dressing mirrow to - Take an athletic stance facing the threat - Strong hand draw motion - Bringing the gun's front sight into view 8 or 10" in front of your dominate eye - The support hand locking down a firm grip - Pressing straight out the front sight to the target - All while seeing both the target & that front sight - Press trigger!!

My experience is that practicing this presentation, greatly helps quickly finding those sights closely aligned with the target on your weapons initial point. And, that first shot is consistently under the 1.2 seconds we use as the par time on this draw & single shot drill.

Think of it this way - Being a good shot is fun & rewarding - being a fast & effective shot can save your life...

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Yep, I do a number of draws after the dry firing and go for a "sorcerer's apprentice" character around 1-" high that's around 10 yards away.

Getting better all the time.
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Good article CA. Welcome back.
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The dime or penny method makes rigger control is the key to solid shooting. Good info.

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TRIGGER CONTROL is key to everything else.

You can hold it in a perfect stance.
You can hold your arms "just right."
You can have the perfect grip.
You can have a perfect sight picture.
You can "focus on that front post."
You can have perfect breathing.
You can be using the perfect handgun.
You can be using the perfect ammo.


Without proper trigger control and manipulation...it's all a waste of time.
You forgot perfect deodorant and perfect tacticool clothes.
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I use a dime, Amsdorf. Pennies are for amateurs.
Spent casing here. Higher center of gravity, and therefore more difficult.
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Already do it, got snap caps for all my guns. I think it really helps to see how much your sight moves when there's no recoil...very telling.
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