Fundamentals with Mike Hughes: 1 Trigger Control Introduction

We have several shooting fundamentals: grip, stance, sight alignment, sight picture, trigger control, breathing, follow through and recovery. In this video we start with an introduction to trigger control. Trigger control is defined as minimal disturbance to the pistol when pressing the trigger. Trigger control requires prepping the trigger (pressing it for a bit until it stops, about 1/2 way), then increasing the force until the trigger "breaks". This process is similar to taking a picture with a modern digital camera. When we take a digital snap shot we first press the button half way to focus the shot then we increase the pressure and "break" a shot to snap the picture. Same principle for shooting a gun. Normal triggers have about 3 lbs of force to take up the slack in the trigger, then the trigger stops, and then another few pounds of force is required to break the shot. The objective with a SIRT is to have a "dot" not a "dash". A tight dot shows the gun is stable when we break the shot. A "dash" shows the muzzle is moving when we break the shot.



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