Trigger Reset; Should You Use It ?

I am always doing my best to keep up with new developments, new techniques and new guns.

In recent years, there has been a lot of chatter about feeling the trigger reset when shooting a pistol. The technique is often described as follows: The idea is that you will move your finger a shorter distance than if you come off the trigger and let the gun reset itself after the shot.

There is no argument: the key to shooting any handgun well is control when the trigger is going in the other direction. Pulling the trigger back and breaking the shot without causing movement to the sight picture is the key to releasing a well-aimed round. Maintaining control over the trigger’s forward movement, which has no bearing at all in actually firing the handgun, just doesn’t make sense to me.

I break it down as follows: Most competitive shooters don’t pay any attention to the reset, even many who are also instructors. Most instructors do focus on the reset, but with caveats; usually just at the entry level to help learn about trigger control and to make the shooter focus on the trigger. – Bryce Towsley

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