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Going from Release Trigger to Pull Trigger

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Dr.Longshot, Dec 23, 2008.

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  1. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    After shooting a release trigger for almost 40 years, I am going to attempt to shoot a pull trigger in a new gun I just bought, How have you handled this?

    Did you succeed?

    Or am I fool to attempt it.

    Phil Kiner should I attempt to do it?




    Gary Bryant
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  2. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    You won't know until you try it. That said, I would suggest that you dry fire the new gun, this will help reprogram your brain. HMB
     
  3. Otter

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    Good luck ! I have tried it and now I know why 90%+ of the shooters that try to go back stay with a release trigger.

    Merry Christmas !

    Luxor
     
  4. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    I recently tried for the same reason as you - new gun - but failed miserably and had Allem Roller Releases installed.

    Ed
     
  5. Hauxfan

    Hauxfan Well-Known Member

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    Every time I try it, it doesn't take long to remember why I shoot a release.......lol

    But..........Good Luck to you.........

    Hauxfan!
     
  6. KEYBEAR

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    You will be good for maybe 25 or 30 targets . Then back to the release .
     
  7. oleolliedawg

    oleolliedawg Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    Forget it!!
     
  8. JBrooks

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    Sell tickets.
     
  9. Dickgshot

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    Stand there and say to yourself over and over: "do not set the trigger... do not set the trigger..do not set the trigger - (you'll probably do it anyway.)
     
  10. Pocatello

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    I have a release trigger in my Alfermann and a pull/pull in my Beretta 682. I go back and forth with no problem at all.
     
  11. Tom Strunk

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    Almost impossible to do on clays, but you can on feathered birds. I have checked around and have found that a release for clays and pull for hunting is done by quite a few.

    I tried to shoot a pull after 25 years of a release on two events. I shot so poorly I stopped shooting trap, 92 in singles and a 72 in handicap. I was flinching two to three times on some birds and finally pulling the trigger when the bird was three feet off the ground. I'm back shooting trap again with a release for all events. Third day out with my new Kreighoff, with release, I ran a 100 from the 27. You'll have to try it for your self to see what works for you as we are all different.

    Please keep us posted with your results. Best wishes.

    Tom Strunk
     
  12. Ibex

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    I tried...

    Be prepared to paint the back of the trap house, you will either be so concious of the trigger that you won't hit squat or you will forget & "set" the trigger right into the back of the traphouse.
    Ibex
     
  13. chipped1

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    LJBrooks,

    I read your post and LMAO.

    Chip
     
  14. Charlie Becknell

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    I only shoot a release on clay targets I wish or hope to break. I flinch so bad that on a 100 targets I will flinch 200 to 400 times. On the bright side i get to look at targets longer and break them (or miss) at many different locations. I have got so bad that I flinch on some live birds.
    Sometimes I can pull a times if I use the middle finger instead of the index.

    Charlie
     
  15. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    Charlie Becknell That has been me in the past, I did not even try to pull the trigger, I sent the reciever out this morning for the double releases, they promised me fast turn around and it would be back before the first of the year.

    You guys here on TS convinced me to not even try to pull the trigger, 40 years of using a release would be I think a very hard to accomplish, I gave in and went for the release as I am too old to teach an old dog new tricks.





    Gary Bryant
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  16. oleolliedawg

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    It's obvious Charlie belongs to the club!!
     
  17. Bob Schultz

    Bob Schultz Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    If my trap gun sounded like I look shooting a pull trigger it would sound like Porky Pig .... BBBBBB BBBB BBBBB Bang!

    Bob Schultz
     
  18. ric3677

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    Gary, Everyone is different.....but if it were me.....baaaaadddd idea.

    Happy Holidays

    Rick in Mt.
     
  19. Hap MecTweaks

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    Gary, ask Drew Waller next time you run into him how he handles both pull and release triggers, in a 400 target HAA event? He shoots extremely well with both types of triggers and changes frequently during a shoot! Hap
     
  20. Tom Strunk

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    Hap he is the only one that I have ever heard of that can change, with sucess, from pull to release and back to a pull. Believe me I tried for five years. I talked to him about it at San Antonio, Texas earlier this year.

    I also know alot of the top shooters and gunsmiths in the USA and to a man they have told me they knew of no person that was able to go back to a pull trigger from years with a release., don't waste my time trying. I gave up after too many flinches to enjoy the sport, gave in and returned to a release, scores improved by a lot. Whats the big deal about shooting a pull trigger anyway?? Do what works for YOU.

    Tom Strunk
     
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