Grant Cunningham on Revolver Trigger Reset

Kimber K6S

Grant dropped some awesome knowledge today on his podcast, the aptly titled, Grant Cunningham Podcast. Today’s episode is called “Revolver Knowledge: Resetting the Double Action Trigger.” If you are serious about mastering the double action revolver (or know someone who is) this is really solid information. Take six minutes and give it a listen, or read it on his blog.

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4 thoughts on “Grant Cunningham on Revolver Trigger Reset”

  1. Good advice here. I’ve never thought about it before, but I was lucky. I always allowed a full reset before firing. I even do that on my 1911, the only Semi I shoot regularly, and, of course, on my rifles (I learned to shoot on bolt actions and pump shotguns). I even fully release an AR-15 trigger between rounds, because I mostly shoot reloads and never rapid fire them.

    Given how superb the trigger is on the K6S, a gun that Mr. Cunningham helped develop, I can’t imagine changing how I would shoot.

    Full reset is light and easy on that Kimber. And now that my GP100 is broken in, I don’t feel any tactile sensation as I release the trigger.

  2. Never really considered trigger reset until recent years
    when gun store sales people began talking about it
    all the time.

    Yes, I knew of short stroking a revolver but never had
    that problem myself.

    But sales personnel always seemed to be taking an auto
    and checking the “reset.”

    “Um, that’s awful long. ”


    “A trigger job will help.”

    My usual reply regarding autos, which are few and
    far between in my life, has been “I’m too old to care,
    young man.”

    On gun forums I do see posters comment that switching to
    a revolver in DA after using an auto for quite a while is
    difficult. Those posters are usually in the revolver sections
    of a forum and genuinely wish to learn DA revolver shooting.

    Good stuff, Grant, and thanks here for posting.

  3. This is really off topic, but you have a K6s in the featured image so I am going to run with it: Kimber just added a DASA (exposed hammer) version of the K6s to their site. They offer it in both 2 and 3 inch barrel lengths. My biggest complaint about the K6s is that you can’t block the firing mechanism while reholstering. Now I can get a K6s DASA, convert it to DAO, and have the 6-shot revolver I want.

    1. I’ll be shooting it in January! Will be sure to let you know my impressions. It seems that an external hammer version was the next, natural development. I’m glad they started with a 3″ version in the mix–seems like a good pairing with the external hammer.

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