Originally Posted by mesinge2
With many wheelies you can pull the trigger in DA right to the point at which the hammer is about to fall and stop and for a final sight alignment. The problem with this is that it is poor training for self-defense purposes.
The best way is to practice with steady constant pressure through the entire trigger stroke making the weapon's firing a surprise during the pull of the trigger. Also, to practice shooting faster learn the rhythm of the front sight rising and falling during recoil and only fire when the sight falls back to the proper alignment.
I see people at the range all the time firing away as fast as the can with two good hits on the target and a lot of wasted ammo.
Indeed, the trigger control also has many good checks. Some you can do yourself, some you need a partner.
1.) Load a cylinder with 2 (or so) empty chambers. Also load a speed-loader the same way. Dummy rounds are staggered. Spin the wheel and look the other way when closing.
2.) Start shooting. Pay attention to your front post, especially
when you hit an empty chamber. If you have a buddy with you he/she can tell you how your reaction looked
, but you can tell ho0w your reaction felt
3.) Reload with staggered speed-loader. Repeat.
It gives you a good idea of your control and flinch.
A variation is to mix the live rounds up. Use half .38s, half .357s
Like mesinge pointed out. . . You will learn to get into rhythm
with the revolver and its particular muzzle rise. Some revolvers are easier to catch on to than others. My Model 66
rolls, as I call it, so smoothly I can hardly tell you in words. My SP101 on the other hand does not. . . I'm doing some work to it, so hopefully it will soon.
Revolvers are more difficult to master than other pistols, but there are some advantages over auto-pistols that are desired by many folks. Mainly the power of the cartridges that revolvers are commonly chambered for are useful to those of us that spend time in bear country or simply want that power/versatility at our fingertips in time of crisis.
Different strokes. . .