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Old 02-22-2013, 12:39 PM   #61 (permalink)
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The early timmies had a removable trigger guard and a single trigger option.
Those were really slick. They go for quite a bit now, last Alias conversion kit I saw was $150 or so.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:41 PM   #62 (permalink)
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The early timmies had a removable trigger guard and a single trigger option.
I knew about the trigger guard, but I've never seen a factory single guard and trigger. Just changing the trigger guard style seemed to be one of the popular mods.

Bob could probably modularize his whole marker now and still be safe in his market. With all of the milling on his markers, it would be expensive for anyone to just make a few parts.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:56 PM   #63 (permalink)
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To me, it seems like an abomination that came into existance to get around the tournament rule of 'semi-auto only'. On the recball field, double finger triggers have caused more problems than solved.
I think mechanical double hinge frames evolved from the old sliders that had the trigger guards cut so that a double finger trigger shoe could be installed. This was a tournament mod, and manufacturers created an improved, bolt on version. I'm just speculating though.

Anyone know the actual history? Preparing google fu now...
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:11 PM   #64 (permalink)
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Single finger was an available option... The only person that I know owns one is BOS
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:16 PM   #65 (permalink)
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:19 PM   #66 (permalink)
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The longer trigger gives a mechanical advantage on trigger pulls that might be somewhat tight (Automags come to mind).

Truthfully, I don't double finger my double triggers; normally I'm hitting the middle of the trigger with my middle finger, so oddly something like a 1.5 trigger would work best for me on my mags. My index finger is up against the rail to stabilize gun.

I don't own any electros.

I have never played any tournaments.

I don't walk my trigger.

I don't fan my trigger.

I can understand if someone prefers a single trigger, but I can also easily, mechanically, physically justify a double trigger without getting into a bunch of irrelevant stuff.

On the other hand, I was perfectly fine with the single trigger on my Autococker because it was a softer pull.
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^Mechanical triggers are not the main focus of this discussion. alpha has very thoroughly covered the rationale behind double triggers on a mechanical gun. Very valid points, but the main issue is the prevalence of double triggers on guns that, for many of us, don't need them.

EDIT: It is beyond prevalent, it is ubiquitous in the industry.
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:07 PM   #68 (permalink)
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I have two markers with double finger triggers and six with single finger triggers. Personally I like the looks of the single triggers but comfort wise I don't see or feel any discernible difference.

That being said I personally do NOT believe in ramping modes so for an electro I prefer having the double trigger for walking ability. Even though most times even playing electro I single finger the trigger with my middle finger and leave my index finger above the trigger guard. I only really start walking the trigger in snap shooting battles or quick paced speed ball games.
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I think mechanical double hinge frames evolved from the old sliders that had the trigger guards cut so that a double finger trigger shoe could be installed. This was a tournament mod, and manufacturers created an improved, bolt on version. I'm just speculating though.

Anyone know the actual history? Preparing google fu now...
This is worth investigating. By my memory it went like this:
Single Finger Mechanicals -> Single Finger Electros -> Double finger electros -> Double finger mechanicals (first on high end mechanical guns that had lighter trigger pulls, and then later on nearly every mechanical as they tried to copy the aesthetic trend).
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I'm not a fan of double triggers, they just don't feel right to me. I understand why tournament players would like them, or rec players who like to shoot a lot of paint (on commercial fields that don't allow full auto).

Trigger walking just seems like a rate of fire workaround for tournament use and field limits. If ROF isn't enforceable why pretend, lets just run full auto or burst mode on a single.

Double trigger pumps are the real mystery... why would somebody want one?
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