Jeff Cooper

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  1. Allegra

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    Kaiser Soze Notorious

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    Yup, Jeff Cooper was a great shooter/instructor, and was a prolific writer as well... he wrote so much on the subject of firearms that his column in Guns & Ammo is still active!

    Thanks for sharing the video!
     

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    bikethief itchy trigger

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    O? KS. Welcome back to the land of the living. Magaling ka na? Kamusta sa sanitarium?
     
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    i'd be so thankful if i could have been in that classroom
     
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    after thousands of rounds downrange, I still find it difficult to have the "surprise break" in my shots...or maybe consciously remember it after the shot. But if I do make it,the shot is exactly were my sights were aimed. And I can precisely call the shot.

    The very first time I experienced it just thrilled me to the bones, I had a very strange sensation mentally and physiologically. It was akin to fear but was not. Up to now I can still experience it from time to time when I consciously do it in slow fire mode.The feeling arises just before the break, and make me feel like I was afraid to continue the trigger pressure thru the break and beyond. The feeling is so strong that if I succumb to it, it usually made my trigger finger pause w/c is detrimental as the pressure should be consistent and continuous through out the firing cycle in order to make a surprise break.

    Hope my ramblings make sense. At least that how it is to me.
     
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    The only time i'm aware of it is when i'm zeroing a gun
    Talagang slow fire
    Sakin surprise break is when your finger automatically pulls the trigger when the sights are aligned w/ the target, WITHOUT thinking about it
    So if your thinking about it , aniticpating it , then makikialam na utak mo
    So relax and let your finger do it's job
     
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    Quite correct, but I need to make sure that I was not "grabbing the sight" as this automatic technique can cover-up this unwanted "grabbing" easily as it could appear like my trigger pull is controlled by my sight pic, w/c actually it is but in a different way. So, from time to time I do it a bit slow and conscious of my trigger movement while my eyes are monitoring my sights to make sure Im doing it right.

    Another factor that affects me a lot is the type of trigger. W/ the single action trigger of a 1911, I find it harder to have a surprise break as compared to a Glock's DA trigger. Maybe because my brain can easily locate the single action break along its very short and crisp trigger travel. But contrary to common expectation, I found this difficulty to my advantage as I use this self knowledge to practice the 1911 trigger w/ the "surprise break" always at the back of my mind. Not that Im really good at it now.