What Is Trigger Over Travel? (Gun)
Trigger overtravel is the rearward distance that the trigger
moves after the
sear is released. It's the extra distance that your finger
and the trigger moves after the break point. Overtravel is
important because it has an effect on the accuracy of the shot.
Any movement during the firing of a gun has a negative effect.
When you pull the trigger and hit the
break point of the trigger you use a little more force to
overcome the resistance of the break. After it releases your
finger continues rearward at a relatively high speed and comes
to a sudden stop at the end of it's travel. This extra distance
that your finger moves and the sudden stop causes movement in
the gun and may result in a missed shot.
Authored By Mike Coviello (Tanner)
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