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any regrets going to release?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by laura!, Aug 14, 2007.

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  1. laura!

    laura! Member

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    There have been quite a few threads relating to flinching and release triggers. I haven't had any issues (yet?) with flinching but have been considering switching to a release. Hubby is flinching but is resistant to going to a release. I was wondering if anyone ever regretted going to a release and went back to pull.
     
  2. esoxhunter

    esoxhunter Well-Known Member

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    Laura: My previous thinking was like your husbands. I often said, "I will quit shooting before going to a release". Well it's a good thing I was talked into a release by a friend of mine or right now I would not be shooting. The release has made shooting fun again. I would never, ever, go back to a pull trigger for clay target shooting. Although I had a flinch, I also feel it has helped me follow through on the birds much better than when I used a pull trigger. Now, this is just my experience and opinions. You have to be the judge about what you want to do. Ed
     
  3. JBrooks

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    I have talked to people who have gone back and there are people who evidently can not shoot a release. What I find amusing is the resistance to going to a release. I finally went to one primarily because of arthritis in my hand but it also eliminated my occassional flinch. However, for me it is a superior way to fire a gun and greatly improved my swing. It added 4% to my singles average.

    People will buy $10,000 guns, custom gunstocks, adjustible ribs, combs and buttpads, shoot weenie loads, have 8 different lense colors for the glasses, etc., etc. yet somehow think a release trigger is a bad thing to have.
     
  4. gamehog2

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    It made shooting fun again for me also..... ABSOLUTELY no regrets in any way. Wish I had done it sooner. Added 6% + to my singles average and 5 yds in just under 2 years. Before release I had never gotten a punch in 3 years of shooting.

    Have fun and break em all,
    Darrel

    P.S. I shoot release for doubles, skeet, and the occasional round of sporting clays. Have inproved my doubles average 3% and climbing quickly. Have broken 2 96's and a 97 (in doubles)since going double. Never close before.
     
  5. birdogs

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    NONE! Long before I developed an occanional flinch, I tried a release trigger and shot a 24 first time. I found it easy but had no need to switch at that time so I stayed with my pull trigger.

    I have now been using a release trigger for about 4 or 5 years. It took me a very short time to get used to it and I love it. Even if I could go back to shooting a pull trigger at Trap, I would stay with the release.

    Also, I bird hunt weekly at least 4 months a year. In the field I shoot a pull trigger and have no problem.
     
  6. Dickgshot

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    .... Regret not doing it years ago.
     
  7. Trap2

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    Laura.... I switched to a release quite by accident several years ago. I bought a Ljutic from a friend that already had a release trigger in it. I decided, just for fun, that I would try it and see what happened. Previous to this, I had never had a flinching problem of any kind with my pull triggers. Well, I took to that release trigger like a duck to water. It felt so good, and so natural to shoot, I just stayed with it. I tried to shoot a pull trigger last year for a couple of shoots, just to see if I still could. No way! I'll stay with the release. As for regrets? Not a one. Best decision I ever made in trap shooting, other than going back to a DB-81 combo.....Just my experience......Dan Thome (Trap2)
     
  8. rlcammer

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    No regrets.

    Ric C.
     
  9. Dickgshot

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    Might mention that I went to a release for sporting clays and skeet, and it works for those sports as well.
     
  10. jimbotrap

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    Some of us either quit for a while or tried to find another solution. But truth is if you have a flinch problem the only way to solve it is with a release. Once you convince yourself of that you will find a release is really a great tool. I believe I would stay with the release even if I could shoot a pull.

    And as someone stated above. I also have no problem switching to a hunting gun with a pull trigger. Many times I have gone duck or pheasant hunting in the a.m. with a pull trigger and then went to the trap range and shot the release without ever having a problem. - Jim
     
  11. spritc

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    Laura, over a year and a half ago I started having an occasional flinch. I seemed to be able to manage it somewhat at times. At our state shoot it dramatically got worse and cost me a number of targets. Since I was shooting a Silver Seitz that was fitted to me I had no problems with recoil so I knew it was a mental thing. I had owned several Kolars before the Seitz and since I wanted to shoot doubles I bought a Kolar combo with release hammers. I installed the release hammer for the bottom barrel and I've had no problems with a flinch ever since July 06. I have no regrets!

    Steve
     
  12. fearlessfain

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    sold the gun to get rid of one.
     
  13. esoxhunter

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    Simone: That was one of my problems when I used a pull trigger. Numerous times I just couldn't pull the trigger. I am somewhat new to the release trigger. However, so far I have shot approximately 1000 rounds with the release and I have had no problem in "releasing" the trigger. Have I flinched using the release? Yes, and it was apparent to me why. I lost sight of the target, panicked and "poked" at the target once I found it. I have since held a lower gun and have had no problems since; as I now do not lose sight of the target when it comes out of the trap. Ed
     
  14. JBrooks

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    "But the flinch where you can not pull the trigger is the difficult one to get rid of and I was told that the release does not help in this case because the brain has not locked on to the target and thus will not send a message to the finger to pull or release the trigger."

    That is really baloney.
     
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