are many modifications you can make to your firearm to make shooting
and carrying it more efficient and comfortable. One of the most popular
is adjustment of the trigger pull weight. But, should you be concerned
legally about this modification to your firearm? Maybe yes, but likely
trigger pull weight is the amount of weight in pounds (or the force
that represents that much weight) that is required to be exerted on a
trigger by the user's finger in order to discharge the firearm. The
greater the trigger pull weight, the more force is needed to make the
weapon fire. Since trigger pull weight is a product of a mechanical
process involving springs, the trigger pull weight can be manipulated to
be lighter or heavier to better suit the owner.
is no agreed upon standard trigger pull weight across the numerous
available firearms one may own. There are as many opinions on what
constitutes an ideal trigger pull as there are gun owners.
purpose here is not to take a position on what the perfect trigger pull
weight is for your situation, but to tell you about what the law might
have to say if you modify the trigger pull weight on your gun.
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