Switching between trigger types

Switching between trigger types

This is a discussion on Switching between trigger types within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Ive never given this much thought untill now. I have DA revolvers and semi autos as well as DA/SA as well as Glocks. I really ...

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    Switching between trigger types

    Ive never given this much thought untill now. I have DA revolvers and semi autos as well as DA/SA as well as Glocks. I really think that changing between the triggers reduces my control. I find I shoot my DA's fairly accurate yet when I switch to either SA or Glock trigger being lighter I get careless with trigger control. I guess Ive always used the excuse of spray and pray but I think its just lack of focus. I think its just so easy to pull the trigger that I dont concetrate as much with the fundamentals. I think the DA forces me to slow down and concentrate on technique. With the DA I have to slow down to focus on smooth pull. Where as when I change to the lighter triggers I am guilty of snatching the trigger. I dont fault the trigger types I fault the trigger puller. Just realized thought I would share does anyone else notice. Do you find you shoot one type better than others?


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    Hi,

    This can definitely be the case when going back and forth. You kind of have to slow down and adapt to what you are shooting.
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    I think my main reason for sharing this thought was to serve as a reminder to myself.

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    I shoot several types for handguns da/sa revolvers, SA pistols and DA pistols. I carry 1 of 2 kahrs . No matter how much I shoot the others I allways finish the range time with the carry pistols just to keep my trigger finger tuned just to them. Carried a DA style trigger for 26 years
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    I find the same to be true so I picked up a FS 45 and 9mm which I held side by side and pulled both triggers. They were very, very close so I bought both and use the 9 for practice and the 45 to be used for home defense, is just fired to ensure it will feed the HP's I use and where it hits on the target. I have a 380 bodyguard that is my concealed carry gun so I try to shoot that by itself. This gun has a long and heavy pull that I like for a SD gun but it does throw me a curve when I go to the range with all three. The real fun for me comes when I add my Ruger Mark III as this trigger is so different I have to load the gun, point it down range and just run through a mag just to refresh my memory. You people are right, switching guns and trigger's can be confusing. Thanks for the post, good subject.
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    I had the same problem with my glock having to light of a trigger compared to my other main carry guns.
    So I put a NY 1 trigger spring in it, now it is just right.

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    I think that rate of fire has a greater effect on trigger control than trigger type.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardluk1 View Post
    I shoot several types for handguns da/sa revolvers, SA pistols and DA pistols. I carry 1 of 2 kahrs . No matter how much I shoot the others I allways finish the range time with the carry pistols just to keep my trigger finger tuned just to them. Carried a DA style trigger for 26 years
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    For a while, I had different types of triggers. DA/SA Beretta and CZs, SAO 1911s, Glock SA trigger. I think it's easier to stick with one type and train with that. I'm pretty used to my Glock trigger now and enjoy shooting it the most. I used to love DA/SA triggers, but now prefer a consistent trigger pull, whether it's a long revolver pull or shorter Glock style. I've still got a CZ-75, but I shoot it competitively in SA mode.

    I had trouble with long DA trigger pulls for a while because my accuracy was always off. I'm getting ready to pick up a Kahr, so I will have to train with that.

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    I shoot everything equally bad,Injury and 53 yoa Eyesight are taking their toll,What helps me and I shoot new guns all the time,(friend seems to show up with a new one almost weekly)If you concentrate on sight alignment and trigger squeeze, everything else falls in place,one thing I won't carry is a gun with a target trigger,friend has an STI 40 a hummingbird fart could set it off,first time I shot it I was thinking about squeezing the trigger and boom
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