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Thread: Short reach triggers

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeR1911 View Post
    How does that effect muzzle flip? Are you able to maintain a solid grip?
    Is this directed toward me?

    Shooting one handed can be a problem with some guns, but with a two handed grip, I put my trigger finger where it needs to be and just squeeze down with both hands.

    However, with a gun like the CZ75B (which fascinatingly is often recommended in the "I've got small hands" threads all across the gun forums - it has to be by folks that don't have small hands), it requires me to rotate to the right to reach the trigger, and to the left to reach the thumb safety, and the thumb safety pivot point is about where the leading edge of Colt 1911 teardrop thumb safety would be.

    A Beretta 92 that has a thicker grip and the slide mounted safety I consider less of an issue since I can reach the trigger easier and the slide safety/decocker I consider something I don't have to operate at speed.
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    I think the push/pull technique where you push out with your strong hand and pull back with the support hand, where the grip pressure is focused on the front and back straps, is somewhat out of fashion and has been replaced by side pressure with each hand where the pressure is focused on the side panels.

    In the latter technique, a righty, rotating his hand to the right to get more trigger reach would naturally put the hand in a stronger position for lateral pressure on the side panels.

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    Thanks for the information.
    I haven’t decided to order a short reach trigger yet. I have been doing like you are.
    but with this crazy world right now, I haven’t been able to get to the range lately as it’s been closed.
    thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTQ View Post
    I think the push/pull technique where you push out with your strong hand and pull back with the support hand, where the grip pressure is focused on the front and back straps, is somewhat out of fashion and has been replaced by side pressure with each hand where the pressure is focused on the side panels.

    In the latter technique, a righty, rotating his hand to the right to get more trigger reach would naturally put the hand in a stronger position for lateral pressure on the side panels.
    I respectfully disagree. Push-pull and side-pressure are not mutually exclusive, and the latter has not replaced the former. Firmly squeezing the pistol in the hands keeps the pistol from shifting in your hand(s) during recoil, as well as perhaps stiffening the wrists. Push-pull operates on the entire length of the arms and helps significantly in controlling recoil and getting back on target quickly.
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    Sarco still has a short trigger that's affordable

    https://www.sarcoinc.com/1911-trigge...on-adjustable/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkmoon View Post
    I respectfully disagree. Push-pull and side-pressure are not mutually exclusive, and the latter has not replaced the former. Firmly squeezing the pistol in the hands keeps the pistol from shifting in your hand(s) during recoil, as well as perhaps stiffening the wrists. Push-pull operates on the entire length of the arms and helps significantly in controlling recoil and getting back on target quickly.
    Push-pull also reduces strong hand grip fingers from working too much in concert with index finger on trigger and rotating the gun in your hand as you pull the trigger. It's my #1 coaching correction for 7-8 o'clock right hand shooters.

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    Thanks for the website, I will check it out.

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