Fundamentals with Mike Hughes: 2 Trigger Control with Trigger Prep (Slack Out of the Trigger)

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series 2012 Fundamentals Series

Trigger Prep

Stagging the Trigger
Once you have taken a few shots with a SIRT training pistol turn on the take-up indicator which is a switch on top of the gun.  The trigger take-up indicator has a switch to turn on the red laser that is activated only when you prep the trigger.  With the SIRT pro, the shot indicating laser’s green and the prep laser is red.  The red laser is not necessarily intended for a sighting aid but moreover a indicator when the trigger is prepped.

Many new shooters will prep and break in one sequence.  As you get more advanced this is a technique to pull the trigger but to start out we have to have the skill of first staging the trigger, prepping it which means pulling it about halfway to where the trigger hits a “wall” then a slight pause and increased force on the trigger until it “breaks” which means breaking a shot.  With a SIRT this is sending the green laser with a live fire gun this means sending a live round.

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2 thoughts on “Fundamentals with Mike Hughes: 2 Trigger Control with Trigger Prep (Slack Out of the Trigger)

  1. What is the trigger pull on this training pistol? At work we use the Beretta PX4 Storm, double action and it has a 9.9 pound trigger pull. I am having a lot of difficulty with trigger finger strength and am a new shooter so i need practise.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    1. You can adjust the trigger on the SIRTs 110 and 107. The new 107 has functional features of the M&P which has a similar grip angle as the PX4 Storm. You can adjust that trigger to be very very heavy.
      Personally I like a heavy trigger with my SIRT 110 (I adjust to 11 lbs) so I build strength in the trigger finger which helps isolate trigger control.

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