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Flinch Question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by willing, Apr 11, 2012.

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  1. willing

    willing Member

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    I just read another thread which reminded me of this problem. Has anyone used
    hypnotism to cure flinching??
    It works for some people quitting smoking. Maybe it might help with flinching.
    Has anybody tried? Please don't tell me about release triggers.

    Bill
  2. JACK

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    no. But you get 2 flinches a round. Especially the two turndowns on surprising hard angles. I know a guy that has it down to a science.
  3. Claymuncher

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    MIA : NO, you mean shooters actually do that, why that is cheating!

    CM

    Hypnotizzzzed? That would be a miracle cure, better to take the problem head on.
  4. hmb

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    Most shotguns have triggers that suck. Get a good trigger and your flinch might go away. HMB
  5. 221

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    Too many put too much emphasis on shotgun triggers. Of all the types of shooting I've done the trigger quality of a trap gun is of the least importance. It's like a palm swell, some say they like them because they "feel" good. They shouldn't be felt at all, because if you are thinking that feels good you are not thinking about your shot.

    Triggers are no different. a pistol shooter, or a bench rest shooter, high power, etc, needs a perfect trigger. I never feel the trigger on a shotgun. I have Browning s, Remington's , and Krieghoff's in various gauges and I can not tell the difference in any of them while shooting targets. Now while patterning them I do.

    Your trigger should be controlled by your subconscious mind, not your conscious.

    A pistol shooter shooting 50yd slowfire has to have a perfect trigger, or it will drive him nuts. A rapid fire shooter, a good one that is, will shoot a string and not realize the gun fired more than once, till it's empty, and the slide locks back.

    Stop thinking about the trigger, quit trying to manipulate it with your conscious mind. If you are executing your shot correctly the gun will go off. You will not feel the trigger, the palm swell, even the recoil will appear to be less. Trust your mind.
  6. BigBadBob

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    Great advice 221.
  7. JACK

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    hmb is wrong. 90% + of shooters can adapt to imperfect triggers. And hmb, what is, adn where is this perfect tirgger? Huh?
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    I'd second what "221" stated.
  9. willing

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    I just read another thread which reminded me of this problem. Has anyone used
    hypnotism to cure flinching??
    It works for some people quitting smoking. Maybe it might help with flinching.
    Has anybody tried? Please don't tell me about release triggers.

    Bill
  10. JACK

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    no. But you get 2 flinches a round. Especially the two turndowns on surprising hard angles. I know a guy that has it down to a science.
  11. Claymuncher

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    MIA : NO, you mean shooters actually do that, why that is cheating!

    CM

    Hypnotizzzzed? That would be a miracle cure, better to take the problem head on.
  12. hmb

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    Most shotguns have triggers that suck. Get a good trigger and your flinch might go away. HMB
  13. 221

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    Too many put too much emphasis on shotgun triggers. Of all the types of shooting I've done the trigger quality of a trap gun is of the least importance. It's like a palm swell, some say they like them because they "feel" good. They shouldn't be felt at all, because if you are thinking that feels good you are not thinking about your shot.

    Triggers are no different. a pistol shooter, or a bench rest shooter, high power, etc, needs a perfect trigger. I never feel the trigger on a shotgun. I have Browning s, Remington's , and Krieghoff's in various gauges and I can not tell the difference in any of them while shooting targets. Now while patterning them I do.

    Your trigger should be controlled by your subconscious mind, not your conscious.

    A pistol shooter shooting 50yd slowfire has to have a perfect trigger, or it will drive him nuts. A rapid fire shooter, a good one that is, will shoot a string and not realize the gun fired more than once, till it's empty, and the slide locks back.

    Stop thinking about the trigger, quit trying to manipulate it with your conscious mind. If you are executing your shot correctly the gun will go off. You will not feel the trigger, the palm swell, even the recoil will appear to be less. Trust your mind.
  14. BigBadBob

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    Great advice 221.
  15. JACK

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    hmb is wrong. 90% + of shooters can adapt to imperfect triggers. And hmb, what is, adn where is this perfect tirgger? Huh?
  16. Steve W

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    I'd second what "221" stated.
  17. Dickgshot

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    Yes. The hypnotist hypnotizes you into buying a release trigger.
  18. oleolliedawg

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    MIA nails this one. The quest for a so called perfect pull trigger just makes your flinches more expensive!!
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    Lots of smiths out there that make & sell excellent anti-flinch devices for clay target shotguns.

    :)
  20. Mr. Flinch

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    Bill, you had a question for me?
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