Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

How do you take your 2nd shot from your autoloader?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Soybomb, Nov 26, 2007.

?

How do you shoot?

  1. I release the trigger all the way and take my finger off

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. I release the trigger all the way and leave my finger on the trigger

    31 vote(s)
    31.3%
  3. I release the trigger only to the reset point

    68 vote(s)
    68.7%
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Soybomb

    Soybomb Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2005
    Messages:
    3,959
    Inspired by another post, I thought this might be interesting. After your first shot do you let the trigger go all the way forward, or do you release the trigger to the reset point?
     
  2. wally

    wally Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2004
    Messages:
    12,738
    Location:
    Houston, Tx
    I don't really think about it, I do leave my finger on the trigger until I stop shooting. I'd have said I released the trigger all the way, but I sometimes "double clutch" on guns with a long reset like my Sigma or XD. OTOH I've not run into the weak strike from a not fully reset trigger pull on the Kel-Tec P3AT or PF-9 -- probably because the recoil is so stout my finger is pulled fully away from the trigger :)

    --wally.
     
  3. ADKWOODSMAN

    ADKWOODSMAN Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2006
    Messages:
    1,073
    Location:
    Adirondacks of NYS
    Only shoot 1911's, S&W 41 22 auto and colt woodsman .22 auto and Colt 1911 .38 super no reset felt, so the finger stays on the trigger and it is pulled again.
     
  4. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    12,037
    Location:
    California
    I pull the trigger until slide lock -- it took a while, but I just release to reset, pull the trigger, repeat.
     
  5. Devonai

    Devonai Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2003
    Messages:
    3,850
    Location:
    Connecticut
    I couldn't vote because I honestly don't know! I never paid attention before, and I'd be afraid that if I did I'd psych myself out and mess up.

    Edit: Okay, after thinking about it for a couple of minutes, I realized that I let the trigger push my finger out of the way when it resets, leaving my slack digit resting on the trigger. If I'm not going to immediately fire again, my finger goes to the frame.
     
  6. Black Majik

    Black Majik Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2003
    Messages:
    5,031
    Location:
    Orange County, California
    Only to the reset point, then press again until it goes boom again. It's very useful to learn the reset point on each gun.
     
  7. Snarlingiron

    Snarlingiron Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2006
    Messages:
    1,362
    Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas (Where men are men, and a lot of
    acquire target, press trigger, acquire target, release to reset, press trigger, acquire target, repeat as necessary.
     
  8. possum

    possum Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2005
    Messages:
    8,942
    Location:
    Concord, N.C.
    as do i
     
  9. Sgt.Dusk

    Sgt.Dusk Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2007
    Messages:
    252
    Location:
    Middle-of-Nowhere
    With my own guns I know just how much movement my finger needs
    to fire a second round. But if I shoot with my friends guns that is just
    triggering with a full pull.
     
  10. 76shuvlinoff

    76shuvlinoff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2007
    Messages:
    2,294
    Location:
    Michigan
    Depends whether or not I get one or several out for practice. I can lean on the XD or the old Walther but going heavy on my Kimber can result in ...ahem.. way too quick of a follow up shot aka ND. :( if I jump back and forth between my XD and my Kimber I really have to be aware of what I'm handling .... and that's a good idea anyhow isn't it? Different strokes.
     
  11. jaydubya

    jaydubya Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2005
    Messages:
    512
    Location:
    Sandy Eggo
    I voted for the middle choice: release the trigger all the way and keep my finger on it. If I am in a self-defense situation, I will have no idea where the reset point on my weapon is. I just want the trigger to be ready to work when I pull it again. I don't think a refined finger enters into the self defense equation. I read somewhere that police officers miss their target with eighty percent of the rounds fired.
    Cordially, Jack
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2007
  12. jlpskydive

    jlpskydive Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    Messages:
    258
    Location:
    Satellite Beach, Florida
    I can hear/feal the trigger reset on just about every semi that I own or have shot. During a real world situation???? Hopefully (as I have and continue to train for) the first shot will count and make the difference.......
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page