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Why release triggers??

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by StansCustoms, Feb 11, 2012.

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  1. StansCustoms

    StansCustoms Well-Known Member

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    Can someone please explain to this country boy what release triggers are for?

    How they help...or not?

    I don't have clue what they accomplish..

    Thanks..Stan
     
  2. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    For guys like me


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  3. StansCustoms

    StansCustoms Well-Known Member

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    Sorry...I didn't understand the answer..

    Stan
     
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    Maybe this will help. For guys like me..........
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    Cured my flinching problem.
     
  5. UtahYork

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    Check out the link to a YouTube explanation from Larry Potterfield.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PA7JxLdHTE
     
  6. Gary Waalkes

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    If you try one - here is what to remember. Put the gun up, pull the trigger. The gun will not go bang but you will hear a click. If you relax your trigger finger at all - it will fire. So with the trigger under control, you call for a target, see the target, and swing the gun. When you get just in front of it, just let go of the trigger - dead bird.
     
  7. StansCustoms

    StansCustoms Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the link Utah...that I understand!

    ...now I guess I need someone to explain the significance of the photos??

    The reason I asked about release triggers..I have been looking for a Grade III Browning BT 99 with a Monte Carlo stock...and found one. Only problem is that it has a release trigger. I love the feel of the gun...and it's priced well I think. But I just don't know if I could get used to a release trigger.

    Is that something that is hard to adapt too...and would it really hinder anyone who doesn't have a flinching problem(...at least yet)??

    Thanks and best regards..Stan
     
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    Stan,

    You don't want to go to a release if its not needed. They are not that hard to learn but I wouldn't be using it if I didn't need to. You can have the gun converted back to pull for $50 at Phillips Gunsmithing. I posted the pic just as a joke after MIA did. If you see under my pic, I stated it cured my flinch. Hope this helps.
     
  9. StansCustoms

    StansCustoms Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Grntitan..

    Helpful indeed....

    $50 at Phillips Gunsmithing, that sounds cheap enough! Where are they?

    I called aplace Called Elk's Castle here in Fort Worth...which is a last resort for me. I really dislike the place and the snooty people there...they quoted me $100-$150 and would have to order parts yada yaada yada...

    They act like everything has a some considerable degree of difficulty...and always are high on their repairs.

    Alpine Gun range (our other big gun shop)...won't do it at all??? Go figure...

    Stan..
     
  10. mcurry2507

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    If u don't want it u could probably post for a trade. Most guys around me are always lookin for one. Somebody would probly trade you square for it.
     
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    Phillip's Gunsmithing

    Phillip Crenwelge<br>
    #51, 146 W. William street<br>
    ALBERT LEA , MN. 56007<br>
    Phone: 210-313-5988<br>
    E-Mail: pgcrenwelge@yahoo.com<br>

    He does great work and has very fast turn-around time. He is the guy who installed my release in my above pictured Beretta. My gun was back to me in just under two weeks and 6 days of that was shipping.
     
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    Stan, if you call Phil, he may still be in Texas. Give hime a call and see. If not you can ship him your receiver and he will fix you right up. Best trigger man I know of. Good luck, Tim
     
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    Dang grntitan...back in less than 2 weeks!! That's unheard of around here...even locally! Heck of a recommendation...thanks for that and the address too...

    Stan...

    Mcurry you're right, I could always trade out of it too...Stan
     
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    TD1958...

    About Phil ....Still in Texas...is he at a gun show or something??

    Stan...

    note: I haven't bought the gun yet..
     
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    Stan call Phillip and ask where to send the receiver as he will be headed for the spring grand. He is in Texas right now as I just got my receiver back from him. I made the mistake of not calling him and sent mine to his home. It took almost a month to get it back. It was my fault not his as I should have called him.

    Dave
     
  16. StansCustoms

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    Ok guys thanks..

    I'll call him and see where he is, if I buy it.

    Well...I'll call him unless I can fix it myself as mac1 suggest..(thanks for the tip Mac)

    Best regards...Stan..
     
  17. hunter44

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    Stan, if you buy the gun you just might want to try the release trigger for awhile before changing it. I went to a release trigger two years because of a very bad flinch problem. It took only a few shots to get used to shooting with the release & now I really prefer it to a pull trigger. It now seem like the natural way to shoot. I would not go back to a pull trigger for trap now even if I didn't have a bad flinch problem. Just my personal experience for what it's worth. Good Luck!
     
  18. StansCustoms

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    Thanks for that Hunter..

    I figured I might try it just for shi#z and giggles...and to know what it felt like...even if I did have it changed. Who knows ...somewhere down the line I might need to know how it felt and want to have it.

    Not that I haven't ever flinched...depends on how much pounding my cheek has taken... These O/U's are getting meaner or I'm gettin' older.

    Thanks..Stan
     
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    The only complaint you hear from shooters who have changed to a release trigger is that they didn't do it sooner.
     
  20. Chango2

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    Releases are really worthwhile IMO. When I started shooting, I didn't ever run a 25 straight until I had my pull trigger tuned and lightened. Then I bought a computer in the late 90's. I type a lot, computers take a very deft typing touch if one touch types, types a lot, and is a fast typist. I am.

    Started using computers and shooting some rifles varminting, etc., and well, bye bye pull trigger. All felt way too heavy except if under 2lbs pull. Flinching started. Went to release. A release that is "calm", that is not overly sensitive on the relase end of it, in trap, works best for me.

    In the bang-bang, less "rifle" like world of skeet, (which I try out once or twice a year, I'm not anywhere good at it..) I can use a decent pull trigger and in trap doubles. But any heavy pull trigger gives me fits.

    It is called: "The Adaptation Level as a Frame of Refrence'...a classic study...light keyboards on computers ruined me! So...no harm, no foul, try a release trilgger...and they feel, IMO, much more precise and make the gun feel like a much more precise (read expensive!!!) instrument.
     
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