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Trigger Travel
« on: May 21, 2012, 04:01:40 AM »
Yesterday I had the opportunity to try a Smith & Wesson Body Guard in 380 caliber.  A friend was thinking about buying it from another friend and they brought it to the range to try it.  I was taken back by the trigger travel before engagement.  It seemed as if you didn't know when the gun would fire.  Maybe I'm spoiled with the nice clean crisp short pull on my S&W M&P 9c.  Is it just me or do any of you guys have the same problem?  I realized when carrying my S&W 357 revolver the first shot double action shot could be a long draw if the hammer was not cocked but I wasn't prepared for it in this little piece. ???  I would be hesitant to carry it as a BUG.
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Re: Trigger Travel
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2012, 06:09:42 AM »
Ruger LCP also has long trigger pull.  One of the safety features of a small pocket carry type.  Very typical.  Once you practice-practice-practice, you get a feel for it.  Remember, these are not for target competition.  Pull, point, and shoot.
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Re: Trigger Travel
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2012, 07:54:13 AM »
Ruger LCP also has long trigger pull.  One of the safety features of a small pocket carry type.  Very typical.  Once you practice-practice-practice, you get a feel for it.  Remember, these are not for target competition.  Pull, point, and shoot.

Thanks for the feedback.   On the first shot with the 380, I stopped after squeezing what I thought was enough to assess whether a round was actually chambered.  I would say that this is another case of getting familiar with one gun and staying with it.  If I were to try to alternate between the two of them I would definitely have difficulty.   I'll stick with my old standby  :-)
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Re: Trigger Travel
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2012, 10:48:53 AM »
My Taurus pt-145 has a long trigger on it too but I know how far it takes and can now pull it 3/4 of the way first then squeeze the shot. I am used to it so its no big deal.
 
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Re: Trigger Travel
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2012, 02:30:14 PM »
My Taurus pt-145 has a long trigger on it too but I know how far it takes and can now pull it 3/4 of the way first then squeeze the shot. I am used to it so its no big deal.
 
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Re: Trigger Travel
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2012, 08:08:06 PM »
Ditto with my CW9.
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2012, 11:39:40 PM »
Yes, CG, long pulls happen.
My 442 is the same way.
Once ya get used to it (I've run about 500 rounds through mine so far), ya come to know when the hammer is going to fall, thereby expecting the "bang". Ciao

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Re: Trigger Travel
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2012, 09:45:44 AM »
I found that my long trigger finger runs out of squeeze when working with sub-compacts with long trigger pulls. To compensate, I find my self inserting the trigger finger up to the first knuckle joint rather than using the pad of the finger. This lessens the distance that the finger has to travel to pull the trigger until it releases. It does take some practice; however, as the tendency of the trigger finger is to curve outward instead of straight to the rear.

When I transitioned from the Bersa 45UC to the Glock G36, it was very easy to get used to the trigger on the Glock. When I transitioned back to my Bersa 45UC; however, I had a good excuse for range time in order to get re-acquainted with the trigger of the Bersa.
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