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GEISSELE TRIGGER

TRIGGER-REVISITED
man, Managing Editor Story and Photos by Chip Loh

THE GEISSELE

We first reported on the excellent line of drop-in, precision triggers from Bill Geissele (pronounced GUYS-lee) in October 2009: www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ ssusa_200910/index.php#/14. This update shares the opinion of 2012 National Champion Carl Bernosky, our experiences during a do-it-yourself installation and what happened on the range during the National Championships at Camp Perry.
CARL BERNOSKY INTERVIEW Why use a two-stage trigger? CB: For competitive shooting, the rules dictate a relatively heavy trigger weight--4.5 pounds for service rifle, so it’s nice to split that up using a twostage trigger. Once it’s prepped with the first stage, you’ll have less trigger pull for the shot. I take the first stage up before I ever start my hold. When I’m relaxed and ready to go, as my head goes down to the sights, the first stage comes off. Then the first thing I see that looks good, it’s gone. Hopefully! [laughs]
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Is it a distinct separation between the two stages? CB: Yes it’s a crisp trigger. That’s the nice thing about a Geissele trigger. There’s a very nice, positive stop and the let-off on the second stage is very crisp. That’s more important than weight. Any advice for the firsttime installation? CB: Geissele has very good instructions for installing their trigger. He goes into very good detail and doesn’t leave anything out. He gives you the correct pin-alignment

punch and he has the springs pre-set, so you ought to be able to just go out and run it. I’ve never filed on one. The ones that he’s put in—I’ve never taken out, and the same goes for the ones that I’ve installed. Three years ago at Camp Perry, after I’d been using them for about four years, I stopped in at the Geissele table, thinking I better have him take a look at these things because I never did anything to them other than clean them and lube them. He blew them out, re-lubed them and they were ready to go.


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Shooting Sports USA - October 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Shooting Sports USA - October 2012

Shooting Sports USA - October 2012
Competitor’s Corner
Contents
Contents
Shooter’s News
Bag Check
Product Focus
Geissele Triggers — Revisited
2012 Northeastern Regional Field Target Championships
2012 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Metric Championships
2012 NRA National Smallbore Outdoor Championships
2012 NRA High Power Rifle Championships
2012 NRA Long Range Rifle Championships
A Page From History
Coming Events
Member Info
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Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - Cover2
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - Competitor’s Corner
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - Contents
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Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - Contents
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - 7
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - Bag Check
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - Product Focus
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - Geissele Triggers — Revisited
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - 11
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - 12
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - 13
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - 2012 Northeastern Regional Field Target Championships
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Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - 2012 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Metric Championships
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - 21
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - 2012 NRA National Smallbore Outdoor Championships
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Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - 25
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - 2012 NRA High Power Rifle Championships
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Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - 29
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - 2012 NRA Long Range Rifle Championships
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - 31
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - A Page From History
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - 33
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - Coming Events
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