The Trigger Trainer – JoAnn Herbert

Photo Credit:  The Trigger Trainer

Photo Credit: The Trigger Trainer

Like many hunters, I don’t hunt one particular season. Dependent upon the season or the animal I have a license to hunt, I may use a rifle, muzzle loader, crossbow, or shotgun. For home defense, I rely upon several shotguns with a couple of handguns thrown into the mix. Clearly these are all different but the one thing they do have in common is a trigger.

Anyone who has shot a gun will probably agree not all triggers feel the same. I recently reviewed The Trigger Trainer, a small training device designed by Full Scale Tactics. The intention is to isolate your trigger finger, thereby building muscle memory and better control in a non-threatening compact design.

It's just that easy.  Squeeze the trigger! Photo Credit: JoAnn Herbert

It’s just that easy. Squeeze the trigger!
Photo Credit: JoAnn Herbert

The device is small, measuring five inches from top to bottom. Weighing in at just about 1.25 pounds, it feels solid and ruggedly built. I compared the feel and weight of the Trigger Trainer to a Taurus PT92 pistol as well as a Ruger P89DC with a Crimson Trace Grip. While still lighter, the Trigger Trainer felt very similar to the Ruger in grip and weight.

The trainer is pre-loaded with a medium pressure spring cap assembly. According to the Trigger Trainer website, this medium pressure assembly represents a six pound pull. You may also purchase their Spring Cap Assembly Accessory package which comes with a light trigger representing a three pound trigger pull, a medium trigger representing a six pound trigger pull and lastly a heavy trigger representing a nine pound trigger pull.

Light Tan: 3 lb Trigger Pull Green: 6 lb Trigger Pull Red: 9 lb Trigger Pull Photo credit: The Trigger Trainer

Light Tan: 3 lb Trigger Pull, Green: 6 lb Trigger Pull, Red: 9 lb Trigger Pull. Photo credit: The Trigger Trainer

 

You will need a flat edge screwdriver to remove the pre-loaded medium pressure spring cap assembly. Inserting another assembly proved a little tricky until I realized “righty-tighty” wasn’t going to work. I screwed the assembly in turning counter clockwise and “viola”…ready for action. I found this to be the case for all of the spring caps I inserted into the device.

View of the Spring Cap. Photo Credit: JoAnn Herbert

View of the Spring Cap.
Photo Credit: JoAnn Herbert

 

 

If you really aren’t sure exactly what to do-don’t worry. The manufacturers of this product have provided sample exercises right on their website at http://www.thetriggertrainer.net. In working with the trainer, you will quickly find there isn’t a clicking sound nor any kick that you might normally encounter when shooting an actual pistol. Additionally, there isn’t any “trigger travel” but you are able to quietly and safely strengthen your trigger finger while never having to dry fire your weapon. In fact, I sat in front of the TV happily squeezing the trigger away as well as perfecting my hand placement.

The Trigger Trainer in Camo Print. Also show is the Spring Cap Assembly Accessory package which can be purchased separately. Photo Credit: JoAnn Herbert

The Trigger Trainer in Camo Print. Also show is the Spring Cap Assembly Accessory package which can be purchased separately.
Photo Credit: JoAnn Herbert

 

The Trigger Trainer can be purchased online at http://www.thetriggertrainer.net and is available in Camo Print or Pink.  MSRP for this product is $55. The accessory package is also available for purchase on the website with an MSRP of $10.

Endorsement Disclosure: Per the guidelines of the Federal Trade Commission, the products reviewed in these products reviews is an endorsement and the writer may have been compensated by “in kind” payment to review the product.

The Trigger Trainer name and logo is the sole property of its rightful owner and used within this writing solely for the promotion of products herein requested by the product’s manufacturer.

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