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Old July 11, 2012, 11:10 AM   #1
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Need help with LCR trigger

I have a small problem with my finger placement on the LCR .357. My finger pad has a tendency down to the first joint when I pull the trigger, and that pulls my aim to the left. The trigger on the revolver is relatively narrow, and it is smooth / slippery to my finger, especially if my hand is damp. I'm looking for some way to put texture on the trigger to prevent this.

The only two things I can think of are:
  • Putting on a trigger shoe
    • I don't see any shoe listed at Tyler that would fit the LCR, though an older web post claims the #217 model will fit.
    • I don't know if the Tyler shoe would extend beyond the width of the trigger guard - if so, it isn't suitable.
    • Perhaps the Keltec PF9 trigger shoe would work? Cheap enough to test I suppose, and no history with production issues like Tyler has had.
  • Getting artistic with some heat shrink tubing or nylon thread, and then epoxy to hold in place.
    • I never like the thought of jury rigging a gun used as a BUG, but I'd think if no other option presents itself the heat shrink combined with adhesive would be reasonably assured to stay in place.
Any other thoughts or suggestions? Perhaps something obvious I'm missing?
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Old July 11, 2012, 12:48 PM   #2
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I think doing some dry firing will solve your problem better the anything you put on the trigger. I generally put my finger just before the first joint.

IMO trigger shoes are for purely target guns. If it can fall off it will at the most inoprtune time.
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Old July 11, 2012, 03:15 PM   #3
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I think doing some dry firing will solve your problem
I've done some of that, and will take your suggestion to do more.

Keep in mind however, the issue isn't the smoothness or roughness of the trigger action, which is what I usually associate dry firing to address. The problem I'm having is my finger physically slips on the surface of the trigger during the long pull, so from shot to shot trigger finger placement is inconsistent, and widens my grouping.

*Edit* after reading this thread, it's sounding more and more like I just have to adjust to shooting the LCR with that first crease of my trigger finger. Perhaps I need to experiment a bit more with my grip also.
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Old July 11, 2012, 04:33 PM   #4
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For me dry firing builds muscle memory and trigger control. Smoothing out the action is an added bonus.
Work on keeping the barrel as stable as possible through whole trigger pull.

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Old July 12, 2012, 12:46 PM   #5
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Buy some of that gritty grip wrap tape. It's like a tape version of sandpaper. Gut a small piece and place it on the trigger (after you've cleaned the trigger). It should take care of your issue.

Good luck!

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