Fundamentals with Mike Hughes: 4 Going Beyond Pinning the Trigger

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series 2012 Fundamentals Series

Don’t Pin the Triggeravoid pinning trigger

We are often taught follow through with regard to trigger control.  This means pressing the trigger rearward and continuing to press it and hold it rearward.  The SIRT training pistol is designed to have the green laser stay on when the trigger is held rearwardly.  With regard to follow through, by the time the trigger has gone as far back as possible, the bullet is gone.  Therefore, we have really completed our follow through and have to release pressure on the trigger and let it come back up to the reset.  This means with the SIRT training pistol that the green laser should not stay on.

We basically want green dots (not dashes).

Having a target that is further away will show the deficiencies all the more.  By putting a target say 12, 15 yards away from you, will expose your trigger mechanic issues much more than a target that is close.  Of course changing your distances frequently as well as your acceptable accuracy zones (the size of the target).

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Danny Martine says July 27, 2016

Targets that can be used with green laser ??

    Mike Hughes says July 27, 2016

    Hi Danny, most of the reacting targeting systems only work with the red laser. However, the LASR system responds to the red and green. In fact, it distinguishes between the two so if one shooter is shooting a green shot indicating laser SIRT and the other shooter is shooting red shot indicating laser, you can tell who hit what and when.

    But a lot of your training is not with any reactive targeting system rather just using your flash visual memory seeing where you hit us and how are you hit; strive for dots not dashes.

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