Any issues with recoil-reset triggers?


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rugerdude
November 10, 2013, 05:39 PM
I just bought a gorgeous used FNH SC1 shotgun. I believe it's essentially a dressed up Winchester 101. What I didn't realize was that it has a recoil-reset trigger. I know Stoegers use this method but when dry firing, it seems like I have to hit the butt really hard to get the trigger to reset. Much harder than I've ever needed to do so with a stoeger. It makes me wonder if it will reset upon firing.

Does anyone know of any issues with recoil-reset triggers and perhaps any solutions?

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oneounceload
November 10, 2013, 06:40 PM
First, they are called inertia triggers. A quality gun should have zero issues. Now and again, IF you use sub-gauge tubes and shoot 410 in a heavy 12 gauge target gun, you will need to have your triggers changed to mechanical ones; otherwise, there will be no issues or problems. A basic hard slap on the butt will reset the trigger; however some of the cheaper guns like Stoeger et al may require a harder slap due to poorer construction

Whole Hog
November 10, 2013, 07:05 PM
Furthermore, just setting the safety on, then off again will set the trigger for the second barrel.

rcmodel
November 10, 2013, 07:59 PM
Maybe it will on some designs.

But not on most inertia trigger shotguns.

It won't work on an Ithaca SKB, or a Winchester 101.

rc

Crunchy Frog
November 10, 2013, 08:12 PM
I bought an SKB for cowboy action shooting. Before I had it modified (or destroyed as some would say) I shot a couple of rounds of skeet.

The trigger reset 100% of the time when I used Remington Gun Club factory loads but it would not reset reliably when I tried my 7/8 ounce cowboy loads which are similar to factory low noise-low recoil shells.

My cowboy gunsmith converted it to a mechanical reset; no more worries.

loose noose
November 11, 2013, 04:48 PM
I've got a Beretta White Wing O/U with inertia firing pins, and just placing the selective trigger over to the other barrel will allow the gun to fire, also I noticed if you will assimilate recoil on your shoulder it will fire.

Whole Hog
November 11, 2013, 08:35 PM
I learn something new every day. I thought resetting the trigger with the safety was inherent in the inertia trigger design. My only experience is with Brownings and Berettas, so I guess that's kind of limited.

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