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Trigger Finger Ouch (Stoeger Coach)

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Dyjital, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Shooting my SXS today and after about 150 rounds I couldn't put my finger on why it hurt to pull the trigger.

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    I can tell my finger was in the right spot on the trigger all the time but dang!

    Shotgun: Stoeger Coach Supreme
    Gauge: 12
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BAh2oa0ISbQ
    The only one that matters

    I'm leaning towards interference back by the rear trigger guard. It's my believe that possibly on the rear trigger pulls I was getting excessive rubbing by a pronounced guard and/or pinching.

    Do I need to shoot more to build up a callus there? I can tell that after today I'm going to get a limbsaver for that shotgun. While it has a nice rubber pad, I can tell you that when shooting slugs from it... the first one makes you question why you did it. The second slug has you wondering if you want to do it again. The third slug rattles a molar loose and the fourth slug is shot only to prove to yourself that you are indeed a man. The 5th slug is left in the box because you aren't stupid.

    Any suggestions?
    My thoughts are to grind down some of the trigger guard to give more clearance on the right side. Make it more inline with trigger and not so wide.

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  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Yea don't shoot your SXS so many times at once.

    I once sat on my butt in a classic sitting position and fired my M1 Garand 220 times with M2 ball ammo pretty much as quickly as I could. A full ammo can with the ammo already in clips.

    I couldn't raise my right arm to the level of my shoulder for 3 days and for a week it hurt to do so.

    Guess what I don't do that stupid any more. LOL
     
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  3. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Well I had two choices: keep shooting or go home.

    Obvious what I did.
     
  4. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Squeeze the trigger don't yank it so hard!
     
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  5. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Can you polish the trigger to be a little smoother? I have no idea, I have xxl hands and my 20ga uplander is smith as silk but I've never shot 150 rounds in a row including slugs. I'll shoot a few slugs and then maybe 100 rounds of target.


    BTW - go put two slugs in that sucker and pull both triggers at once;) It's good times:D
     
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  6. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Though I smelled tuna. It was just this thread.:D
     
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  7. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    An old trick is to soak your finger in pickle juice. As a matter of fact, hollowing out a pickle and leaving it on your finger overnight is best.. it'll stiffen up your finger so hard you'll be forced to use another one.
     
  8. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    I thought you are supposed to soak it in "cider"...;)
     
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  9. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    No prizes for self inflicted wounds!:cool:
     
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  10. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Lol.

    Soak it.. Insider...

    Pickles... You SOB!

    And @Sgt Nambu, we all get prizes remember?



    So as an update from the tunaishness of this thread... Let me state I'm a stay at home dad. My hands used to grab exhaust pipes and hot car parts without thinking twice. Dawn dish soap softens the hands too much and now this happens.


    I took the gun apart tonight and polished the right side of the triggers and the trigger guard. I also plan to get a limb saver for the back of that mule. My shoulder is sore already. Next time I'll shoot left handed so I can experience a bad finger on the left hand.
     
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  11. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    About 3oz of Scotch should do it. 3 more if no relief in 5 minutes.
     
  12. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Shorten the trigger a little and put a shoe on it.
    Get a Sorbothane® Pad.
     
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  13. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I like your idea Dyjital of reshaping the trigger guard.
    Also smoothing out the triggers might help.
    Does the stock fit you okay? I had a SxS that knocked the snot out of me , until I brought the comb of the stock down.
    It seems like a lot of guns come in the "one size fits none" size.
    Andy
     
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  14. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I use a little rubbing alcohol on a q-tip on the ends of my fingers a few times a day every time I pick up playing the guitar again.

    I have the same issue with dishes making my hands unmanly.
     
  15. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    This guy agrees
     
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  16. xtratoy

    xtratoy Vancouver USA Active Member

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    Since it appears the problem is on the pad of your trigger finger it seems that you must have a 20 pound+ trigger pull. Practice drawing a 35-40 pound recurve bow with just your trigger finger, it will toughen up. ;)
     
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  17. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    @xtratoy, thanks. Used to do archery before shoulders went bad. I'm hoping to pick it up again when I can, I'm a few months out from trying as I just had surgery on Dec 2nd.



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    Really felt like a wuss but man it really is a deep one. Curse you dawn dish soap!!

    I'm glad I can share my shortcomings with you all. I won't mention the abuse my middle finger took from the backside of the trigger guard... :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

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  18. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Man and I though my hands were getting soft.
    I feel so much better now:D
     
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  19. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    Does getting your finger caught by a PSL bolt carrier count?


    To be honest it doesn't look that bad. I'd say just put on some big boy pants and keep it clean. But then again I'm a "redneck" so my hands stay pretty tough.
     
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  20. Deavis

    Deavis Mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    I'm not understanding how this is happening?

    Mounting gun solid to shoulder?

    Only one finger in the trigger guard?

    Is it pinching between tip of trigger and guard? If so starighten trigger a tad and move finger higher on face of trigger?
     
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