1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

Trigger speed....Is it that important?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by bigdogtx, Mar 23, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2006
    Messages:
    10,650
    Have been told that Beretta is slow,,,,Alfermann, Seitz, Perazzi, etc. are fast.

    Approximately how much difference between "slow" and "fast"?

    How many targets are missed with a slower trigger?

    Best priced gun(s) with "fast" triggers??
     
  2. Pull & Mark

    Pull & Mark Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    Messages:
    5,415
    Is trigger speed important??? Only if you think it is!!! Break-em all. JEff
     
  3. Rastoff

    Rastoff Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2009
    Messages:
    1,319
    If you're talking about "lock time" then I'd say no. Alas, there are those that claim they can tell the difference between a Beretta 682 and a Ljutic. I'm sure that there is someone out there who is able to do it, but 99.9% of shooters can't.

    Then again, there are those that claim they can tell the difference in lead required when you switch from 1150FPS to 1200FPS shells.
     
  4. moore5833

    moore5833 TS Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Messages:
    802
    fast trigger=better for double gunning
     
  5. missed some

    missed some TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    708
    have never had my seitz gun double on me...............
     
  6. zzt

    zzt Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    3,460
    Location:
    SE PA
    bigdogtx, yes it is very important when you change, other wise not so much. Same with trigger pull weight. You can adjust to anything. However, once adjusted, changing to slower/faster or lighter/heavier will cause you to miss targets until you readjust. That being said, my brain likes faster rather than slower, because you pull the trigger closer to the target.
     
  7. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    15,643
    Location:
    Green Bay Wisconsin
    Try shooting a Browning Recolless. You will get a lesson in lock time.

    HM
     
  8. Rastoff

    Rastoff Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2009
    Messages:
    1,319
    I've shot a Recoilless. The lock time is no different than a pump or auto.
     
  9. BDodd

    BDodd TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    3,594
    NO! Your brain and physical abilities will "learn" the lock time and adjust quite quickly. Even when using a "fast" gun at singles and caps and a "slow" gun at doubles can and should be an easy, sub conscious adjustment. At the beginning, though, 10 or more practice shots before an event requiring the change should be all you need to "learn" the difference.......breakemall
     
  10. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    7,330
    Location:
    Shawnee, Kansas, USA
    <i>"I've shot a Recoilless. The lock time is no different than a pump or auto."</i>

    Nonsense. You can measure the lock time on a recoilless with an hourglass.

    They're slower than a flintlock.
     
  11. 1brucem

    1brucem TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    379
    If you reduce the lock time there the less perceived lead required. As you get a faster lock time, one points the target and pull/lets the trigger. The less the brain needs to float/lead a target the less that can go wrong. That's the reason most competitive target shooters value and feel a faster trigger is preferable. Bruce
     
  12. Old Cowboy

    Old Cowboy Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    2,988
  13. Pocatello

    Pocatello Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    1,547
    I shoot my Alfermann for singles and handicap, and my 682 for doubles. I don't notice a difference. The Alfermann is even a release, and the Beretta a pull.
     
  14. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,226
    Location:
    Mesquite, Nevada
    This guy is 2 time world champ skeet shooter with flintlocks. He made this gun,lock,stock and barrels. Shooting skeet or trap with one of these guns is an experience to appreciate lock time, leads and other things we shooters of modern guns take for granted. The gun pictured above was built with two 870 Rem barrels and crushes targets with amazing smoke! The only differences, the lead necessary to break clays. I shot this gun and smoked birds after learning the proper leads necessary. I loved this flintlock and what it's capable of doing!!

    Hap
     
  15. rhymeswithorange

    rhymeswithorange Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2008
    Messages:
    745
    Location:
    Northern Illinois
    Do Trapshooters Over Analyze????
     
  16. PerazziBigBore

    PerazziBigBore TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    3,859
    Brucem and Bob Dodd are right... Does it matter.... NO... is it easier... YES
     
  17. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Messages:
    8,708
    There you go Rhymes.
     
  18. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,423
    Best priced gun with a fast mechanical trigger is the Remington 3200. HMB
     
  19. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2007
    Messages:
    6,260
    I tried out a friends KX5 a while ago and was amazed at the lcok time difference between his gun and my old standby 682 Beretta. I couldn't tell you what the actual difference is in milliseconds but it was substancial and noticable.

    Lock time may not be a factor that most of us need to worry about but i do notice the very best shooters use guns that are known for fast lock time and very consistent triggers.
     
  20. rhymeswithorange

    rhymeswithorange Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2008
    Messages:
    745
    Location:
    Northern Illinois
    I'm far from an expert but I would guess a consistent trigger is more important than a fast trigger.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.