What’s Best? Hair Trigger or Firm Pull?
Posted on May 10, 2012
Hey, Joe. Iâ€™ve been experimenting with trigger pull and was wondering what you use. Do you prefer a hair trigger or a firm pull? It seems a hair trigger makes me a bit jumpy. Any advice would be great. Thanks.
Jim Perry, via e-mail
Hi, Jim. Thereâ€™s a fine line between too light and too firm in my experience. Of course, this will vary for each shooter, because everyoneâ€™s strength and shooting techniques are a bit different. Personally, I do prefer a fairly light trigger, but not too light. Too light sets the shot off too quickly sometimes, which prevents that surprise release Iâ€™m looking for.
I try to adjust the releaseâ€™s trigger so that when applying back tension, the shot breaks in about 4 or 5 seconds. Any sooner, and my mind begins picking up on it and can predict when the shot will happen. I donâ€™t want this; I want to be surprised and focused on the process of aiming or applying back tensionâ€“nothing else.â€“Joe Bell, editor