JMHO, but if your LEO friend is holding someone at gunpoint I sure hope his/her finger is NOT on the trigger regardless of how heavy/light the trigger pull is.ol1911 said:well I do feel comfortable with a 3# pull. It hasn't bothered me but my LEO friend who carries a CQB as well had his bumped up to a 4.5# trig pull and I can feel the difference big time. For him he said its just another saftey precaution. He holds suspects at gunpoint a lot so for him its worth it to up the #'s.
He said for me being a law abiding armed cit. its probably ok. We will most likely not be holding someone at gunpoint for a long time. If anything went south we'd be drawing and firing and seeking cover. He said training / brain is your saftey.
He's not sure how it would look in civil court though... lawyers love to do anything to make you look guilty, etc...
I was thinking the exact same thing.Buckpasser said:My training, although not as extensive as an LEO, tells me to keep my finger out of the trigger guard unless I intend to pull the trigger.
A few points: Andy was speaking of the GAS match at Gunsite. GAS is the Gunsite Alumni Shoot. It isn't at all like IPSC or IDPA. It's like having 6 shoot house simulator runs in a day, under different Rangemasters. For instance, Louis Awerbuck was the RO at the first stage I shot. Speed is not the most important thing at that match; tactics are more important than speed, as is accuracy. As for penalties for non-threats, it's a stage DQ, which is significantly higher than IDPA or IPSC. The course was designed to make target ID difficult. 89% of the shooters zeroed at least one stage. Of course, were you to approach realism in a match, once everyone saw the penalty for shooting a non-threat they'd quit.a comment about timed matches: They are great for honing your shooting skills, but may inadvertantly plant the subconscious thought that speed is the most important thing. That doen't transfer to the real world. In a match, there is no real penalty for missed shots or shooting the wrong people.