By Rob Shaul
Through the Mountain Tactical Institute, we’re conducting a study on the effect of trigger pull weight on stress and non-stress carbine marksmanship, and need a tactical team (6+ guys) to serve as our “lab rats.”
Over the years of teaching Range Fitness courses, we’ve learned that trigger control is the major deciding factor for accuracy. As well, we’ve taken note that the top 3-Gun shooters upgrade stock AR triggers to triggers with lighter pull weights.
For this study, we’re interesting in a real-world assessment of the effect of trigger pull weight on marksmanship using full time tactical athletes.
Standard AR triggers have 2-stage triggers with pull weights in the 7.5-9 pound range. We’re interesting in testing real-world marksmanship using single stage, upgrade triggers with a pull weight of 4.5 pounds.
Basic Study Proposal:
AM: Baseline Non-Stress and Stress mid and CQB distance tactical marksmanship drills using stock AR triggers (7.5+ pull weight). Marksmanship accuracy will be scored and tabulated.
Mid-Day Break: Trigger Swap out
PM: Familiarization Non-Stress and Stress mid and CQB distance tactical marksmanship drills using upgraded, single-stage AR triggers (4.5+ pull weight)
AM: Non-Stress and Stress mid and CQB distance tactical marksmanship drills using updated AR triggers. Marksmanship accuracy will be scored and tabulated and compared to the Day 1 Baseline Scores using stock triggers.
We’ve partnered with High Performance Firearms (http://www.hiperfire.com/), which manufactures trigger upgrades. High Performance will provide the upgraded triggers for the study.
Interested in helping?
We’ll need 6+ experienced shooters, and a 100-yard range. As well, the lab rats will need not to have already upgraded the triggers in their carbines prior to the study.
We will provide the triggers and travel to you for the study. You’ll need to provide the lab rats, range, ammo and time.
If interested or for more details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.