NRA: Trigger Control

NRA Family printed an amazing new article by firearms trainer Larry Quandahl regarding trigger control. The article goes into detail on proper hand and finger placement, dry firing drills, and ways you can improve your own aim. The short read is definitely worth your time if you want to improve your handgun skills. !

NRA Family - Trigger Control

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4 Comments On This Article

  1. Trigger control is very important and should be incorporated in to your training with your hand guns as well as our long guns.

  2. I have been hunting for 70 years, and I never know when the gun will go off. I let my brain do the figuring, and I hold the gun where told, then boom. Works for me. Since 1995 I have shot about 40-50 deer, sheep and antelopes for our local food bank, and poor people that could not afford to buy meat. I missed (0) standing and running.

  3. There are a couple of different exercises that can help, first use an ink pen using your trigger finger depress the button just as you would a trigger, once you feel the click that would be the point the gun would fire, hold this for about a 3 count then slowly release till you hear or feel the click and stop all movement, that is the point of trigger reset, you are then ready to fire again this teaches you to not jump off the trigger and trains you to use minimal trigger movement, we call it squeeze bang pause release, you pause when firing till your sights are back on target, this can be done even at work and no one knows what you are doing, another method is while dry firing your handgun place a spent case on top of the barrel as long as there is a flat spot near the front sight and aim at a target, start with a large case like a .45,the goal is when you squeeze the trigger the case stays upright without falling, work your way up to a small case like a 223, this teaches you to squeeze the trigger not jerk it, I use an airsoft pistol that has a similar weight and feel as a 1911, we use the ink pen method in our CCW classes and I found the other in a blog similar to this and practice both, always remember safety first