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Staging the trigger. Good thing or bad?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by JellyJar, Jan 3, 2013.

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  1. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Member

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    What will happen if you "stage" the trigger but then decide not to shoot and release it? I would think the cylinder would hang between chambers. If you then decide to pull the trigger again, will the cylinder index on the next chamber properly?
     
  2. Sam1911

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    It will index properly if the gun is in good condition. If you've pushed the cylinder so far around that the bolt has locked the cylinder (but somehow managed not to fire) the next time you pull the trigger you'll advance the cylinder again, skipping that chamber/round.

    Same as if you cocked a SA revolver but then decided to lower the hammer and not take the shot.
     
  3. skt239

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    When I'm messing around at the range with my EDC snub, I'll take a few long distance shots and stage the trigger. That's at the end of a practice session, all my other shooting will be done with no staging. It's just not a good habit to get into with your carry gun.
     
  4. MrBorland

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    I'd have sworn I just answered this. :confused:
     
  5. Warp

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    I agree, and do the same
     
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