trigger pull


Definition of trigger pull

1a or trigger squeeze : the pressure applied to a trigger to fire a firearm
b : the weight in pounds that will cause complete movement of the trigger of a cocked firearm
2 : the mechanical linkage of trigger and other parts that directly fire the cartridge in a firearm also : the movement of these parts

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