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Mastering Your Trigger

Do you have issues? I’m talking about with your “trigger issues” and many shooters feel this way about their abilities! I’d venture to guess we all have issues in one way or another and the sooner we admit them, the faster we can fix them is my notion!  Anyway, moving on!

So, do you have issues with your trigger finger not doing what you think you are trying to tell it to do with your trigger? It can be difficult can’t it? Well, I’ve felt the same way as a young shooter trying to be surgical.

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However, Firearms and triggers, like people are all very different!  Some are louder than others and more difficult to operate and others are “Easy Like Sunday Morning“.  Let’s not forget everyone learns in other ways and at different paces.

What I’ve Found!

I am writing on this subject and put this video together after helping so many students from across the globe and from all levels of ability deal with, in my opinion, one of the most difficult elements of the seven shooting fundamentals.. TRIGGER CONTROL!

Well, I’m going to give you my unconventional approach with some key concepts that YOU can put into practice to help you “Evolve your Skills” with whatever gun you put in your hand!
Master your Trigger and you can shoot flies and bad guys as well as shoot more accurately at much greater distances is the goal!

Photo By Patriot Outdoors, Inc. Teaching women’s group in Arizona.

Your Trigger is a Fulcrum

Let me explain! Your trigger is a mechanical rigid device that only knows two things: going back and forth! It has no ability to go left or right (and it shouldn’t) it can’t bend or go out of it’s range of motion. If that’s the case, then we (the gun handler), must be doing something inappropriately while we use it. Maybe, just maybe we are causing the firearm to be misaligned or interrupting the sights as we finalize our trigger press?

Photo By Patriot Outdoors, Inc. Teaching US Air Force Troops.

Did you Know?

Your trigger and your handgun or any firearm for that matter doesn’t care if your left or right handed! It doesn’t care if your left or right eye dominant? if you hold it with your feet or your hands or and this is a big one: Doesn’t care how much dang f

inger is in the trigger well! Not to mention, doesn’t care if it’s pressed

fast or slow!

All it cares about it, {if it could feel or care} is that the trigger gets depressed completely to the rear and in order to make a proper impact on target requires th

e sights staying on that target.

MicroManage Your Trigger..

One of my many phrases on the line is “MicroManage that Trigger“.

You may know that we all learn by walk, crawl, run. Mastering your trigger is no different. The quality of the repetitions of you exercising a trigger press is more im

portant than you just spraying and praying lead down range.  Even if you are home with an UNLOADED firearm learning your trigger in “dry fire” practice is extremely vital to mastering your trigger.

Pressure Placement!

Remember, when it come to trigger control, it’s more important for you to pay attention to the balance of pressure that is delivered to the trigger as opposed to how much finger is in the trigger well.. Balanced Pressure with your finger to the trigger is the key.

Do Whatever it Takes to Accomplish the Task

Everyone’s hands are different with a wide range of abilities and disabilities. Likewise, as there are just as many types of guns and triggers out there to choose. Your

objective is to do whatever it takes to accomplish the task of pressing that trigger without interruption of your sights on target and repeating that for sustainable success on the range and on the streets… There’s so much more, you’re going to have to watch the video! Enjoy Watching.

For those of you in the Phoenix Valley, Go See Ted’s Shooting Range in Queen Creek. Great place to shoot and train and friendly staff! www.tedsshootingrange.com

If you have any subjects you would like for me to discuss or have questions please feel free to contact me. Please like, comment, SHARE & Subscribe to my channel on YouTube.

That’s all I got for you today, go be awesome today, you can do more than you think and stronger than you realize! God Bless & Godspeed.

 

For Liberty,

Stephen D. Powell

The GunLife Coach

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Stephen D. Powell is an Air Force veteran with more than 18 years of combined federal, military & civilian law enforcement experience. Powell has been teaching professionally for over 25+years as a firearms Instructor for numerous organizations and agencies rated with the NRA, NM & TX DPS and a Sig Sauer Academy Master Instructor. His company, Patriot Outdoors, Inc, has been operational in the defensive training industry since 2004, starting a thousand acre training facility located in Eastern New Mexico. Patriot has provided crucial and relevant firearms training to DOD and SOCOM, state and local law enforcement and armed citizen students. Over the past several years, Powell has appeared on several Fox News, Sirius XM radio, various regional newspaper, radio and tv shows, promoting military veteran entrepreneurship and patriotism as well as educating the shooting industry on range development, media relations and key second amendment issues. Patriot Outdoors is currently operating out of the Phoenix Valley, Arizona and with a new channel of The GunLife Coach to inspire and motivate other in life and on the range!



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The Dead Do Tell Tales

The words of Dr. William Maples, in describing typical suicide victims, are poignant

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It’s shame that the late Jeffrey Epstein, who allegedly hung himself, couldn’t have been examined by Dr. William R. Maples. Epstein’s body would have had a lot to say.

Poignant Words

Apart from the FBI subterfuge surrounding Epstein’s death, I found the words of Dr. Maples, in describing typical suicide victims to be poignant. Maples is a forensic researcher, diagnosing how and when people died. In his book, Dead Men Do Tell Tales, Dr. Maples, he writes, “Many of the skeletons that come into my laboratory belong to suicide victims who behaved like shy hermits in their final hours.”

“Usually they are found in remote places. People often go to some hidden place to kill themselves, whether from a desire to act alone and unhindered, or because they wish simply to disappear in solitude, spending their last moments in reflective silence.”

Would these people have killed themselves if they could’ve regularly attained reflective silence? Was their quest to die alone simply an ill-advised solution to the stresses they faced? How would their lives have been if they knew appropriate, reliable ways to find solace in the here and now, at home, at work, and everywhere in between?

Be True to Yourself

The masses take pills by the boatload. The masses race though their days. The masses, by and large, live lives of tension and turmoil. Stress has become the malady of the generation, and it’s better to not to follow the crowd.

Being true to yourself means doing what you need to do to stay healthy, balanced, and relaxed. It means having inner directedness. It requires drawing upon your knowledge, experience, and instinct to carve your own path; and to have less stress because you are less swayed by popular or prevailing norms. It is thinking and acting based on an ever-developing internal guidance system.

Being true to yourself means is learning what doesn’t work. You determine what is and is not relevant to you, and ultimately, what is and is not appropriate for you to stay in control of your day, every day, and of your life which could well extend for many decades.

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‘Anti-Racists’ are Racist: Do Not Apologize for Being White

‘Anti-racists’ claim that whites, by virtue of their skin color, are detrimental to society

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Ibram X. Kendri, the bigoted professor from Boston University and director of their Center for Antiracist Research, says that whiteness is a problem for all of society, indeed for the entire globe. Who knew?!

Kendri, who was included in Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020, seemingly knows a lot about white people. In fact, he professes to know about every white person in America if not all over the world.

Me? I’m one of those people who merely gets up every day, brushes his teeth, gets dressed, eats a decent breakfast, and goes to work. I had no inkling that in the U.S. and other western nations white people like me had been “socialized to feel that they are inherently superior because they are white.” How naive I have been all these years!

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Now I discover that to be “less white” is a virtue! It requires one to be “less oppressive, less arrogant, less certain, less defensive, less ignorant,” and, more humble, more willing to listen, more willing to believe, and, get this, “to break with the apathy” that white people like me exhibit and “to break with white solidarity.”

Woke Institutions and Brainwashed Authors

White solidarity? Darn, nobody told me about this. Thank goodness it’s all become so clear thanks to enlightened (white) authors such as Robin DiAngelo, who wrote the thoroughly racist and condescending book White Fragility, and thanks to companies such as Coca-Cola which have the foresight to impose programs for its white employees, to be less white.

When there’s a challenge in front of me, I actually do strive to find the right answer, particularly something related to numbers. I will collaborate on occasion, but most of the time I prefer to figure out things for myself, aided by the “all-knowing” Internet.

Am I arrogant, oppressive,  defensive, or ignorant? No one has ever brought this up. Being white, however, I guess I can’t help it! I don’t seek to inhibit the success of others, but I’m now informed that by virtue of my skin color I am detrimental to society. Mea culpa!

The Anti-Racist Racists

With Coca-Cola and other organizations teaching white people to be less white, I’m wondering, will the sequel be how Asians can be less yellow and Indians can be less brown? In America, both groups seem to excel academically. Perhaps only domineering Caucasians, particularly 60+ white males like me, however, are the ones upsetting the apple cart all over society.

Was I given a free pass for the last 40 years? I mean, all the while nobody mentioned my whiteness as a social and cultural problem. My black friends from Little League, high school, various hiking groups, and other groups around town haven’t said squat. So, up ’til now, presumably, I was doing okay. Perhaps they’ve merely been nice to me while whispering behind my back.

Heeding the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I thought our common goal was to live in harmony and to reach a state of color blindness where people were judged by the content of their character and not by their skin color. Hmmm…  I guess that is no longer in play.

I’m wondering, what would MLK conclude about today? Would he speak up against the propensity of the Left to define everybody else by class, sex, or race? Would he be opposed to pitting young against old, rich against poor, black against white, rural against urban, male against female, and all the other phony dichotomies that the Left relentlessly promulgates each day?

Absurd From the Get-Go

Imagine the unending uproar if someone drew up a list of how hundreds of millions of black people all over the world could become “less black.” The  absurdity of regarding all white people, hundreds of millions of them, as having a general set of characteristics, let alone having those characteristics be detrimental to society, is the grand facade of the ages.

How long will “woke” organizations maintain this illusion? Have they been coerced to the point where they’re afraid to say, “This is ridiculous, and needs to stop now”? [Actually, they have been coerced.] Will decades pass before we see the end of this malarkey?

I do not apologize for being a white person, just as no person of color has to apologize for their ethnic background, skin color, race, or religion. If you’re a good citizen who respects the rights of others, that, my friend, is sufficient.

Morgan Freeman, who played God in the movie Bruce Almighty, wishes we would do away with Black History month and merely have history. Freeman also wants us to stop regarding individuals as black and white and simply let people be people. Amen to that.

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