I'm not going to get into this. Life's too short. Ha... Wait a minute; why not discuss drinking beer at your local gun club? We haven't discussed that in a long while. Jeeez. Cabin fever is setting in. Ed
IF you are flinching, by all means go to a release. In my case I was flinching on about every 5 shots..Needless to say my scores were not good. I switched to a release and shot about 100 practice shots, and then went to the Spring Grand and run the first 100 16 yard targets I shot in Competition. Needless to say I was extremely happy. Since that day about 10 years ago, I have moved back to the 27 yard line and "NO FLINCH"...Dale
There's been month long arguments on release triggers here on TS.com before...I'm with Ed, life's too short to get into arguing with each other over something as simple as what trigger we should shoot with. If you want to shoot a release, by all means, go ahead. There are good shooters out there with pull triggers and good shooters with release triggers. Why some people seem to thing that a release is the ONLY way to go, I don't know. Josh
so, when you load a shell in, you close the carrier, what position is the trigger in?, im assuming that it would stay in the same place, and that you would pull it, but nothing would happen and then when you let go, it trips the hammer
I beat my flinch with sports hypnosis Despite what I have heard, I will say a release is a more natural and controlled method to shoot clay targets.
Flame away. I am in the midst of getting my Combo set up with a Spears release. My Sporter and Bunker gun will remain pull triggers. However, the Sporter may find its way to Spears before long. Release triggers are forbidden in Intl' shooting (?????)
The release seems to help me focus on the target and let every thing else go on auto pilot. When I see the sight picture I want, I just relax my trigger finger, stay in the gun, and continue the swing until the target is GONE. As natural as can be. :^)
Release triggers cure (usually) the flinch problem. If you have the problem, you need a cure. If you don't have the problem, you don't need a cure.
m-man-- The basic way release triggers work is simple. When a hammer is cocked, it is held back with a sear sticking up into a grove on the hammer. When you pull the trigger the sear is pulled out of this groove and the hammer falls. With a release trigger, there is an additional peg on the side of hammer and a lever that goes over this peg when the trigger is pulled. Puling a release trigger releases the sear, just as in a pull trigger, and causes the lever to go over the peg holding the hammer back. Then when the trigger is released, the lever goes up and allows the hammer to fall on the firing pin.
By understanding Human nature, think of this...When you PULL the trigger, you naturally tense up your muscles to accept the recoil, thus the Flinch. But when releasing the trigger, you go thru this process without the tensing so a much smoother delivery of the shot. I hope this makes sence to you...lol Dale
The simplest way to demonstrate why a release trigger helps those who flinch, or raise their forearm hand when pulling the trigger was explained to me years ago by a good friend. Make a fist, hold it till you feel unconfortable, now open your hand. Which way did you feel the tension?. Nuff said!
I was shooting Trap for several years and was interested in purchasing a friends gun which was fitted with a release. Tried it and ran 25 with it, no big deal. Decided I needed a release on my current gun I was using, so I had it done. Comfortable to shoot and easy to get use to? Yes. But it seemed like I started to shoot faster than my ability in a short amount of time. That was my experience with a release. Went back to a pull trigger.
Then, 20+ years later I developed a flinch shooting Sporting, everyone said it was due to recoil, and I needed a release trigger. I tried everything in the way of shells and guns, and that wasn't it. All along I felt recoil wasn't the problem either, because I would flinch with my 410. Bottom line, it was a sight picture problem, and it is now gone for 1 1/2 years.
I also have a friend that shoots all shooting sports, and shoots a release trigger. He is a very good shooter all around, however he hunts with a pull trigger and doesn't Flinch. He said he went to a release due to Flinching, what's the Root Cause here?
I tried a friends release and shot 21 of 25 target. I thought not bad for first time shooting a release. A few months later I shot another release and had problems releasing. I shot a terrible score. Seems I just wanted to fall on my face and could not release the trigger when needing to. I just do not like a release and have no problems with a flinch. These were 16 yard targets and I rarely missed one at that time. I think I will always stay with a pull trigger. Ray