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Thread: Rubber bands - Good for target shooting?

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    So, I was just thinking, at 6am, after being up all night, about how my grandpa had been showing off his guns after we'd finished hand-loading about 700 rounds last December.

    He has little bits of rubber band glued to the inside of his trigger guard, behind the trigger on several of his handguns.

    The reason? When he feels the resistance from the back of the trigger hitting the rubber bands, he knows he's almost at the breaking point for the trigger, allowing him maximum tension (?).

    Just wondering if anyone else has heard of this, or if I need to post pictures/drawings to clarify.
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    I have never heard of it, but if it works for him, that's what matters.

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    Oddly enough, I have heard of this before but using pencil erasers instead of rubber band slices. I first heard of it on the Kel-Tec Owners Group board since the Kel-Tec has such a lo-o-ng trigger pull it was proposed to use this as a trigger stop for staging the trigger.

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    Never heard of it either but anything that makes you a better shooter is a good thing. But rubber bands tend to rot out after a while.

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    RockyMtnScotsman wrote:
    Oddly enough, I have heard of this before but using pencil erasers instead of rubber band slices. I first heard of it on the Kel-Tec Owners Group board since the Kel-Tec has such a lo-o-ng trigger pull it was proposed to use this as a trigger stop for staging the trigger.
    Its called the Whites Trigger Stop, and works quite well in my experience.

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    Longwatch can you explain how this is put togeather, gumbands (pitsburgh) i dont see the thickness you would need. Thanks Mtn Jack

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    To clarify the White Trigger Stop uses a pencil eraser.
    http://www.ktog.org/tecwerks1.htm#Wh...Trigger%20Stop
    Those are the instructions I used and it did tighten my groups up significantly. YMMV

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    I think I'm missing the point of this: is it supposed to prevent wear on the trigger spring or something?The trigger is pretty well back in the resting position by the time I correct for the gun jump anyway, so I don't see this improving my speed or accuracy by eliminating the last tenth of an inch on the pull or whatever.

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    info corrected see below
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    Thanks long watch i just didnt figger on stacking gumband up but it would work ok, i drilled the trigger guards on rugers and installed a set screw. The white trick or the bands are not for a stop so much as to tell you the trigger is about to release, am i right in that thought? This is not to be confused with what i did to prevent over travel right? Mtn Jack

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    not for a stop so much as to tell you the trigger is about to release
    You are probably right.
    Learned this a long time ago without the trick, so it didn't cross my mind.
    If you think like a Statist, act like one, or back some, you've given up on freedom and have gone over to the dark side.
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    That's exactly what it's for.

    "Pull the trigger back until you feel resistance."
    "Ok...."
    "Now pull just a little more."
    *click*
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    I have seen a pencil eraser set up like this - it was installed by a well known gunsmith (deceased) in Mechanicsville, Va. He was going to install one on my target Ruger but I never took it back.

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    Thank you folks what i thought. I shoot or dry fire my arms so much that i know when the trigger will break. Be safe Mtn Jack

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