Re: smart pistols

Date: Mon May 01 2000 - 16:57:40 MDT

The purpose of electronic ignition in target guns is to a) provide
quicker ignition with less trigger pull, and b) reduce vibration from
firing pin movement. The electronic ignition systems in these guns
take up most of the volume of the stock, something that is not
available with concealable self defense pistols.
Michael S. Lorrey

Yes, less trigger pull: few grams, even two grams, but here the
shooting technique Is very peculiar (pulsating finger, etc.), due to
some neuro-muscular inhibition. But also a constant trigger pull,
not depending on weather conditions. The sear-hammer friction,
in mechanical triggers, depends on weather conditions. The new
Morini (a swiss firm) electronic trigger is much smaller, about 3.5
cm x 1 cm, with chip, memories, solenoid and a watch battery.
Electronic triggers are (much) slower than mechanical triggers.

No, they are not. The electrodes are in contact with the primer at all
times, and the only thing that occurs at the point of trigger pull is
the current flow and spark. This takes much less time than the
time it takes for a firing pin to move, at least in the models I've
Michael S. Lorrey

Top shooters (gold medalists too) say that mechanical trigger is
faster. Iím not a top shooter now, but I was, long time ago. Actually
the mechanical trigger semms to be faster. Well, the firing pin gets
the same speed, in the same time, in both triggers. The trigger
pull is the same too (the feeling is much different). When the
current flows in the solenoid, a pin quickly comes out (of the
solenoid) and this pin (heavy enough) releases the firing pin. I
suppose that this process is not so fast.

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