Question Regarding Recoil/Trigger Pull Under "Stress"


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cslinger
May 27, 2007, 02:43 AM
I have had the opportunity to shoot a few courses of fire under simulated "stress" and I noted a couple of observations as far as I personally was concerned.

1-You absolutely will do exactly what you do when you train. I typically use the slide stop to release slides on semi autos during a reload because i told myself that if I ever had to I would just slingshot it in the real situation. WRONG. I simply cannot make myself slingshot the slide with a gross motor skill under stress. The good news I seem to be able to function just fine with the slide stop.

2-One of the guns I have trained with has what I consider a pretty hellish trigger pull...........and forgive me it is a SIG. :D At any rate once I got to engaging targets I totally never even noticed a good vs. bad trigger pull. I was able to put rounds on target fast with either good or bad trigger pulls.

3-Recoil was similar to trigger pull in that it was more noticealbe in target shooting then in timed/stress shooting. I was able to shoot faster and more accurately then I would have imagined under simulated stress with relatively heavy recoil then I typically would under target shooting circumstances.

So my question is does this have to do with simply doing a lot of target shooting and just being familiar with the arms or does the stress factor negate some of the things we notice otherwise since they are typically things that involve finer motor skills?

Just food for thought.

Chris

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Patriot-Brewer
May 27, 2007, 02:50 AM
muscle memory and adrenaline

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