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Old September 16, 2020, 08:37 PM   #1
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Have you seen a sliding trigger like this before?

Check out how the trigger on this 1921 pistol slides directly back, instead of rotating at a pivot point. I would think this would decrease trigger pull accuracy issues.

https://youtu.be/Xw4-e0UGz0w
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Old September 16, 2020, 08:55 PM   #2
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I think John M. Browning came up with a pistol with a trigger that slides straight back rather than pivoting back in ohhhh...1911 or so. I forget what it was called.
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Old September 16, 2020, 08:56 PM   #3
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That is one of the big advantages to the 1911.
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Old September 16, 2020, 09:43 PM   #4
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I think John M. Browning came up with a pistol with a trigger that slides straight back rather than pivoting back in ohhhh...1911 or so. I forget what it was called.
Or maybe it was 1903, or so ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB16gKJzSmo

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Old September 16, 2020, 09:53 PM   #5
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I did not realize the 1911 had a trigger like that. I fired one 30 years ago and it just didn't do it for me so I've never messed with it again.
Now it makes me think I need to check out my Astra 600. I think it has a trigger like this. Maybe that's why the wife likes it so much.
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Old September 17, 2020, 12:00 AM   #6
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The 1911 has a sliding trigger, but it doesn't fold up like the one in this video.

Sliding triggers are considered to be more accurate than pivoting triggers, because the finger is pulling straight back rather than swinging through an arc.
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Old September 17, 2020, 02:00 AM   #7
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Your Astra 600 trigger pivots.
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Old September 17, 2020, 05:22 AM   #8
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That is such a cool little pistol, ingenious idea.
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Old September 17, 2020, 10:22 AM   #9
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Browning introduced that "sliding trigger" in in 1898 in prototypes. It went into production in 1900. You can see it below.

http://www.coltautos.com/1900.htm

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Be aware that a number of semis that look like they have sliding triggers actually have triggers that pivot.
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Old September 17, 2020, 11:59 AM   #11
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More interesting than the sliding trigger is the fact that it folds into the frame. Additionally you can rack the slide one handed by just using your index finger and the cutout in the slide. I'm not sure how useful the features are but it does show some of the different innovations that were tried throughout time.
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Actually, I believe that the Colt M1900 is the first of JMB's designs to use the sliding trigger. There are many pistols that use a straight pull design for their triggers.


Of course there is the 1911 which I imagine is the one we all tend to think of first.


But also there is the Radom VIS:


The TT33 and it's various clones:


I'm sure there are others, but I can't think of them at the moment.
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