GUN Does anybody else do a partial trigger pull with their Glock?

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  1. TriangleMan

    TriangleMan What doesn't kill you is going to die

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    At the range I noticed that the trigger travels pretty freely until about 2/3 of the way down. At that point, I can hold my finger there, lock in my aim, then press it the rest of the way to fire. It's not that there's that much effort in the initial pull, but the distance of it takes time to cover. Did I just "figure out" something that everybody learns to do or what? :o
     
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    it's called pretravel
     
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    Yeah, I try to take up the pre-travel during the presentation so once my sights are on I just need to break the shot. I then only let the trigger out far enough to reset before breaking the next shot. This is commonly known as "riding the reset".
     
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    TriangleMan What doesn't kill you is going to die

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    interesting, I didn't think of doing it when letting off too :eek3:
     
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    i always called it "taking up the slack" :dunno:

    after shooting my sig so much i know where that point is. after the first shot i let my finger out to the reset, reapply pressure, find the target, realign my sights and front sight press until it goes bang - it helps with double taps/hammers
     
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    The distance from trigger rest to engagement is called "pre-travel".

    The act in doing so is called "prepping the trigger".
     
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    Release the trigger until it resets and you feel the 'click.' Your follow up shots will become a lot faster and more accurate. It may be kind of strange at first but after you get it down it will be second nature.
     
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    I'm hesitant to showing/telling anyone about this technique online, because it's one of those things that, if you've never done it before, "will" catch you off guard.

    It's an awesome technique, but you really have to be careful if you have any type of trigger work.
     
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    TriangleMan What doesn't kill you is going to die

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    I did have a round catch me off guard last weekend when I didn't let the trigger off completely after firing :hs:
     
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    when i teach people i always do it with an empty gun the first time, just so they get the feel of how quick it will be :dunno:
     
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    I try to do this with any gun.
     
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    Its easy with Glocks because they have such a positive reset. A lot of guys with really light SA triggers with minimal travel tend to "slap" the trigger.

    AB... do you ride your xx11's too or do you slap those?
     
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    it's hard to replicate dry. It's the sudden recoil that gets them. If you are not careful, you can inadvertently bump fire the gun. it's easy on a stock pistol to control.

    Once you have learned it, it's very fun to use. But for some "a little education is a dangerous thing".

    On my 1911's/2011's with a 25-28oz trigger pull, I slap the trigger. On my Glocks, XD's, etc, I'll ride the reset.
     
  18. kellyclan

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    Don't ever do that aiming at people.
     
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    That's funny, look at the time stamps, talk about a bump fire. lol

    You got it rite, at 25 oz, I slap. 0.17-0.20 splits all day.
     
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    I aim at people like that all the time bro.
     
  21. Joe_Cool

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    IIRC, it tells you about how and why to do this in the owner's manual. :o
     
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    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    I haven't had a Glock in several years, and I haven't had an owner's manual since about 1995, but I'm pretty sure I remember reading this in mine. :o
     

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