Gary- I, like you shoot a release trigger but I live in Virginia and you live in Australia. I set my trigger and then release the trigger to shoot the gun. But, since you are upside down compared to me, would you first release the trigger and then set it to shoot? Am I confused?
Release triggers are generally associated with American Trap and almost exclusively an American made product. Many foreign shooters are afflicted with the dreaded flinch without an alternative like the release. This statement comes from one of my Irish shooting associates who now shoots a release.
Maybe not as dumb a question as some of us think!!
A release trigger is designed to fire the gun as you "release" the trigger, instead of when you "pull" the trigger. You mount the gun and pull the trigger to set it. You maintain pressure on the trigger, holding it back, and release the pressure when you want the gun to fire. Can be installed in most guns by a gunsmith at a cost of $250 and up per barrel.
I think the theory is the release in a more natural movement than the pull...like when you throw a ball you relax the muscles in you hand......a more natural muscle movement.
O/U guns can be made for pull/pull, release/pull, release/release etc.
Hope this helps.
JB Had it right I was referring to doubles, here in Oz we shoot a lot of Double barrel (two shots at target) shooting a double Release takes some getting used to as we rarely need to use the second and have to break the gun with the second barrel already set.
Pat we have had the pleasure of meeting each other, myself and a couple of buds shot the 2006 Virginia State at Winchester VA with you guy's, would love to do it again sometime.
Australia is a long way from you guys but then again we are not to different, still put my pants on the same as you, one leg at a time. (LOL)
Gary- I do remember meeting your gang. A fine bunch. I shoot a double release. I fear allowing two shots at one bird if necessary would greatly confuse me.
I also know that you are the same as I am, but that will not stop me from asking illogical questions that make good natured fun at the Southern Hemisphere. You must realize that I am unhappily facing Winter now and you are in Spring. I am deeply jealous.
6am. Monday morning here, just a quick daily fix of Trapshooters before heading off to work.
Thought you would like to know 85 Degrees here today and predicted all week long, practically wear shorts all year round here in Sydney (long pants possibly 4 weeks a year).
Not sure I would like your winters, the old arthritis would play merry hell with me, warmer weather suits me just fine.
Mate you are not alone at poking fun at us Downunder, the most common question when I travel over to your great country is always "do the targets fly upside down" us Aussie's have a very broad sense of humour and takes a lot more than you can dish out to upset me.
Enjoy your day, life is short live it to the fullest.