It is very popular these days to crap on milspec triggers on rifles, and stock triggers on pistols. I think this comes from a passed down misconception that you cannot hit a target unless you lower the trigger weight to the point that you can eliminate the trigger control variable. This is a huge problem because if you take a minute to look at the designs of the triggers themselves, you will find that they were designed to last a long time with reliable performance.

It all comes down to training with your weapons. The milspec rifle triggers and stock pistol triggers are not the problem. It is the lack of commitment to training and even the overboard journey to being faster. People seem to think that by lightening their triggers, they don’t need to spend as much time training and practicing. But this is a dangerous illusion because there is more to shooting than just trigger control. You have to develop a pattern of consistently being able to make good hits in a timely manner under pressure. A lighter trigger is not going to do this for you. Sure you will let off your shot sooner, but most of the time I see people prematurely letting off their shot before they are able to have any sight accountability.

This is very evident when seeing people shoot fast. Shooting fast requires more than just laying rounds down range. Most of it is controlling the firearm and being able to register the sight placement on your target before taking a followup shot. This is best seen when people perform the classic and misunderstood double tap or hammer pair. It is a popular belief that this method of engagement requires only one sight picture. This is false, and in fact, the point of the drill was for the shooter to practice getting their sights realigned so fast that it seems to onlookers that the followup shots are not aimed. But this seems to have been lost in time, as has the purpose of the Mozambique or failure drill. You see people impressed by shooters doing this drill in record times. What is the point of shooting twice and the body if the ultimate goal is to deliver a kill shot to the head? It has no practical purpose and has turned into a parlor trick for shooters to show off their ability to place shots in different areas in as little time as possible.