Trigger/ Shoe width

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  1. Tim_V

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    Pros and Cons on wide(.375) and thin(.250) trigger shoes
    Not asking about brands of triggers just width pro and cons

    Thanks
     
  2. LarryDScott

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    The narrower the shoe, the less drag
    on your finger, and the feel of a lighter pull.
    LDS
     
  3. GaryL1959

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    Thats exactly the opposite of what I've always heard and experienced. Quote from an article by Wiley Clapp:
    "In use, the shooter places the trigger finger on the shoe and gets contact over a wider area. This tends to make the trigger pull feel a little lighter."
    Just my 2 cents worth....
     
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  4. JRS

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    A wider trigger shoe spreads the force over more nerve endings, resulting in a "lighter feel", and also promotes more consistent finger position. A narrower trigger shoe gives you more "sensation" to operate a very light trigger.
     
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  5. LarryDScott

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    The very narrow polished shoe
    dates back to the CUSTOM PPC
    Revolvers of the 70s & 80s. Its
    purpose was for the finger to slide
    w/less resistance. LDS
     
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  6. LarryDScott

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    That rule applied to the stock factory class revolver, and had nothing to do w/the CUSTOM class revolvers, of which I wrote. I'm well aware of the rules, I shot in both classes. LDS
     
  7. Tim_V

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    This will be on an F-class rifle
     

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