Testing Them All

Some folks may wonder why I allow Timney Triggers to sponsor the Empty Cases BLOG. (Advertisements are not sold for the Empty Cases BLOG, the company banners flown here represent companies I endorse. They make products I use – not just write about – and they sponsor the content of this BLOG.)

The first and longest running Empty Cases BLOG sponsor is Timney Triggers. This is appropriate because when it comes to guns, the trigger is the primary point of user interface. And, even though the title of this BLOG is EMPTY CASES, you make empty cases by pulling triggers.

Why do I use and suggest others use Timneys? Because they work, because they are easy to install and because they make more high quality, drop-in triggers for more different firearms than any other company. It’s also because – and I bet you did not know this – every trigger manufactured by Timney is installed on an action, adjusted and tested before it is shipped. Not just some, and not just sometimes; every single trigger.

Timney understands the importance of automated manufacturing but they also know the value real humans add. They know human hands will be installing it and that human fingers will be pulling it, so, it only makes sense to test that out before a trigger leaves Phoenix.

A Timney employee tests a Timney trigger that will soon be on a customer's rifle. When you open the package containing your Timney, you can rest assured it too has gone through this process.

This is just one of the reasons that when me or many other people pull a good trigger you are apt to hear us say, “That feels like a Timney.”

I visited Timney’s shop just yesterday and asked Timney’s owner, John Vehr, if he knew that he manufactured the McMuffin of triggers?

John smiled and chuckled. Later on, riding up to Gunsite with NRA’s Shooting Illustrated Editor Adam Heggenstaller I realized I’d made a terrible mistake. Timenys are not the McMuffin of triggers, they are the Cadillac or maybe even the Audi of triggers.

Sorry John. Forgive me for the insult.


About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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One Response to Testing Them All

  1. Charlie Jones says:

    I’ve always said that the two things that can help anyone shoot better are good sights and a good trigger. I use Timney and Jewell on my rifles!

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