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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by calilori, May 23, 2009.

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  1. calilori

    calilori TS Member

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    I have recently gotten healthy enough to start shooting again, and I'm having a problem.....for some reason I pull the trigger too quickly. I say pull and my then my gun goes off. It scares the crap out of me when I do it. I did it three times this morning in just two rounds. What's up with that? Has anybody else had a problem with this and what can I do to stop it? Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. fssberson

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    Don't say PULL. Fred
     
  3. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Try a little dry firing of the gun at home before your next trip to the range. Get used to pulling the trigger again. Use an unloaded gun with either a snap cap or an empty fired hull in the chamber, make believe you are firing a round of trap. Do this a few times and it will reprogram your brain. HMB
     
  4. Easystreet

    Easystreet Well-Known Member

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    Lori,

    Here is my suggestion. When the target launches, say to yourself "One, Two" and shoot on the "Two". You move to the target on "One" and shoot on "Two".

    This will establish discipline and confidence in your shooting. The target is not going to outrun your shot. Maintain the rhythm "One, Two". Give it a try.

    Easystreet
     
  5. KENENT1

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    I think hmb has a great idea.




    tony
     
  6. Neil Winston

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    Cali, what you describe happens to me too a few times each year. Instead of calling then shooting, I call and shoot at the same time. It costs me a couple of targets now and then, but so do a lot of other things. I try not to dwell on it.

    Neil
     
  7. BDodd

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    I also have had issues like this. In my case it was a habit of loading up pressure on the trigger as I call and then the sear breaks too soon. Lori, try keeping your finger off the trigger entirely or at least consciously avoid applying any pressure on the trigger until you call and make your move.....Bob Dodd

    Oh, and BTW, glad to hear you are feeling mo betta! BD
     
  8. phirel

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    Another thing you might try (it sounds strange but will surprise you) is mount the gun, close both eyes, call pull, and then open your eyes and shoot. It is rather easy to hit targets doing this and it will convince you that there is a lot of time to shoot the target. It will slow you down a bit. Even it this does not help, it is fun to try and the results are quite surprising.

    It is important to remember to open your eyes before you shoot.

    Pat Ireland
     
  9. Hitapair

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    Have you satisfied yourself that there is no mechanical problem w/ the trigger?
     
  10. calilori

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    Thanks guys. I've made note of all of your suggestions and will be going out to the club today and practice. I'm going to try to claim a field on my on and just try to work past this. I know it is all in my head, but after doing it a couple of times, I started dwelling on it and then I'd wait too late to pull the trigger. Thanks again for your suggestions!
     
  11. gun fitter

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    Check the trigger pull weight it could have gotten lighter over time.
    Dryfiring should help. Get some one to Video tape you with live shells and dryfiring at actual targets it will speak volumes to you.
    Joe
     
  12. calilori

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    I went out and shot 100 shells yesterday (the most I've shot in almost 2 years) anyway, the second shot I fired too quickly so I immediately started being conscious of it. I tried the closing my eyes thing and it worked miracles. I did that for the first 50 and then did the counting thing for the second 50 and never had another issue. Thank goodness. I'll just have to really concentrate on what I'm doing until it becomes second nature again.
     
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    Practice your call without moving anything but your lips; may say "bird" and see if that works, then switch back to "pull". Just a couple of thoughts from another shooter and a puller. At times I've seen shooters move parts of their body when calling for the target. Think about it, this of course, does not pertain to sex. BT-100dc
     
  14. phirel

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    Another thing I just remembered, and it may be confined to just me. When I call loud and aggressively, I shoot faster. When I call in a calm, unaggressive manner, I shoot slower.

    calilori- Glad the "closed eyes thing" helped a little. Until one tries it, they will not believe it.


    Pat Ireland
     
  15. PerazziBigBore

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    I've been there.. The closing your eyes was a help to me... but my cure was shooting a few rounds with an empty gun... You can do it at your targets.. or ask the squad if you can stand off to the side.. if the field has a short squad.. and follow their birds.. It will teach you to wait for the target.. and to pullllllllllllll...your trigger.. not jerk it in responce to seeing the target.. Good luck.. and glad to see you back shooting.. All Good.. Mike
     
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