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Will trigger weight matter in a defensive situation?

This is a discussion on Will trigger weight matter in a defensive situation? within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by helderberg I run a stock factory trigger on my carry gun for a few reasons. I do not feel I have enough ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by helderberg View Post
    I run a stock factory trigger on my carry gun for a few reasons. I do not feel I have enough experience with a weapon under extreme stress. I want to have a heavier trigger so I do not discharge the gun when I do not want it to. I also have read of legal problems brought against the shooter for having a gun with a "Hair trigger" and must have been a Rambo Type looking to kill someone. For my carry gun, I will not change anything but will say that I want a good but heavy trigger that is as dependable as a machine can be. Just my two cents but then again we all have to do what we feel comfortable with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9MMare View Post
    Hi there, welcome to the forum.

    Have you ever read any Mas Ayoob? He discusses such RL cases and is a certified expert witness for such specifics as they apply to shootings.
    Nope. I don't buy in to that. If someone threatens my or my families life, I will end the threat. Bottom line. I will deal with the repercussions later. That's what attorney's are for. I am not saying I would act outside the law, I am saying I have been involved in a good shot and I know several friends who have as well. There were no arrests, no trips to the PD. They were ruled good kills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBachman View Post
    Nope. I don't buy in to that. If someone threatens my or my families life, I will end the threat. Bottom line. I will deal with the repercussions later. That's what attorney's are for. I am not saying I would act outside the law, I am saying I have been involved in a good shot and I know several friends who have as well. There were no arrests, no trips to the PD. They were ruled good kills.

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    Ah, the post I responded to said you had never heard of such scenarios or such RL cases. I pointed out that Mas Ayoob (and others) describe similar RL cases. They also discuss, in-depth, how they were prosecuted and how the courts/juries viewed them and ruled.

    I'm glad that your experiences have been positive with the court system in gun-related cases. My response was not about how justified you are/would be in employing your firearm. It was about how it would be perceived within the legal system. If you are confident in that system, more power to you.
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    The thing about "defense" is that it has practically nothing to do with guns. (As passed on by CCW9MM)

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    I get that. But, if it is ruled a good shot, how do those issues come in to play? I happen to live in Michigan. If I neutralize a threat using justified deadly force, within prescribed law, I'm fine. I have faith in that. It has happened to me. I guess the whole what if this what if that is lost on me. Now if I had shot the intruder while he was fleeing, or otherwise not posing an immediate threat, and I had a light trigger or a modified firearm... I would expect those criteria to be called in to question during a court case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBachman View Post
    I get that. But, if it is ruled a good shot, how do those issues come in to play? I happen to live in Michigan. If I neutralize a threat using justified deadly force, within prescribed law, I'm fine. I have faith in that. It has happened to me. I guess the whole what if this what if that is lost on me. Now if I had shot the intruder while he was fleeing, or otherwise not posing an immediate threat, and I had a light trigger or a modified firearm... I would expect those criteria to be called in to question during a court case.

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    I dont wish to beat a dead horse, so all I can say is that ALL those considerations come into play WELL before your (or whoever's) shot is ruled on. The shot/shoot is examined inch by inch, play by play, intention by intention, motive by motive, reflex by reflex, law by law, in front of a judge and jury....THEY are the ones...educated about guns or not...that decide if it was a good or a bad shoot.

    I'm glad that you have faith in that system. It seems like it has served you well so far. (I hope to never find out)
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