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Old 01-27-2011, 10:16 AM
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Please Define Trigger Creep?




Ok guys can someone please define this term "trigger creep" for me. I hear the term used all the time but I am not sure I know what it is.

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Old 01-27-2011, 10:17 AM
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the movement after the trigger take-up is removed, but before the sear trips.
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:31 AM
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300$ gun = "creep"
3000$ gun = "roll"
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:51 AM
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Funny. Sort of like how we used to pay more for a refinish that left the edges sharp, now we pay more to have the edges removed.
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:20 AM
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Trigger slack - The loose movement of the trigger (forward / backward) before it contacts the other internal parts (disconnector, etc.). Some slack is necessary to enable the disconnector and other internal parts to work right.

Trigger creep - When the gun is cocked, the sear hook and the hammer hook are engaged. That engagement prevents the hammer from dropping until the trigger is pressed. Once the trigger contacts the other internal parts, and you keep pulling the trigger; there may be slight additional movement between the surface of the sear hook against the surface of the hammer hook as they disengage. That movement may produce trigger creep. Hooks that are longer than spec increase creep. Polished surfaces reduce friction and creep. Hooks that are shorter than spec can reduce creep but increase risk of the sear / hammer engagement slipping - which may drop the hammer to half-cock.
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:35 AM
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Trigger Creep.........

The idiot who could not keep his finger off of the trigger of his new gun and put a round right through my shirt sleeve at the range a couple years back now.

Be safe, shoot well.
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:02 PM
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Trigger Creep.........

The idiot who could not keep his finger off of the trigger of his new gun and put a round right through my shirt sleeve at the range a couple years back now.
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Dang!
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:23 PM
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Trigger Creep.........

The idiot who could not keep his finger off of the trigger of his new gun and put a round right through my shirt sleeve at the range a couple years back now.

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Did you go buy a lottery ticket after that?
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:16 AM
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Did you go buy a lottery ticket after that?
He probably didn't have money for a lotto ticket after he posted bail
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:23 AM
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Trigger Creep.........

The idiot who could not keep his finger off of the trigger of his new gun and put a round right through my shirt sleeve at the range a couple years back now.

Be safe, shoot well.
My definition is the guy at the indoor range who shot lead bullets that ricocheyed shrapnel and drew blood from my leg. The sign on the door said "NO LEAD".

Stay safe Mitrod!

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Old 01-28-2011, 05:48 AM
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My definition is the guy at the indoor range who shot lead bullets that ricocheyed shrapnel and drew blood from my leg. The sign on the door said "NO LEAD".

Stay safe Mitrod!

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Lead bounces back?
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:58 AM
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Lead bounces back?
The back stop they had was an inclined what looked like black plastic to angle bullets upward into a bullet catcher I guess over the ceiling. I learned that it was steel or some other metal made backstop. They since changed it to a cut-up rubber tire chunks.

I wouldn't think jacketed ammo would do that right?

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