“Pounds” are the amount of resistance ("pull") required to release a firearm's hammer or firing pin, which fires the weapon. Also known as “pull weight”.

Most pistols are three pound or four pound trigger assemblies.

"Pound" is NOT related to caliber, style, size or type of firearm, as anyone who is familiar with firearms can tell you.

A two or three pound trigger pull is common for single action handguns, while four or five pounds is the standard for double action pistols.

Most combat rifles, semi or automatic, usually come standard with a 4-7 pound pull weight, although any trigger weight can be adjusted by altering the spring(s) in the trigger assembly.

As far as accuracy goes, a lighter pull weight requires less flexing of the hand on the trigger and grip, which usually means a more accurate shot. When you pull hard on a resistant trigger, your hand will naturally tend to pull the nose of the gun upward, which sends your round off the mark. That means you need a few less “pounds” of resistance. Rifle triggers are usually tougher to pull back, since you’re holding the weapon with both hands at two different points and muzzle jump is obviously less of a problem for accuracy.

A trigger with one to two pounds of pull is known as a “hare-trigger,” meaning the gun is fairly “jumpy” (like a rabbit or hare) and requires very little pressure to fire.
"Who's tryin who's crying who's poppin with a four pound iron
Peace sells but who's buying" - Ill Bill, "Peace Sells"
by ShazamVT April 03, 2008
Top Definition
Several definitions:
1.Unit of weight
2.Money in England
3.To hit fists with your home dawgs
4.To have sex
5.To punch or beat someone up
Here's a little story:

One day, Bill wanted to pound his girlfriend, but she was a hoe and wanted 50 pounds to do it. Bill went to the hood and met Henry and pounded fists with him. His fist, may I add weighed about one pound. Bill asked Henry to lend him 50 pounds so he could pound his girlfriend or Bill would pound Henry and send him to the hospital. Henry gave Bill the 50 pounds.
by Scratch DJ June 09, 2004
pounding is a word used to describe sexaul activity. but not just any sexual activity,pounding is like screwing to the extreme, with no regard to romance at all.
gibbs pounded a really hot girl in the back of his camaro
by gibbs February 05, 2004
The knocking of fists as a form of greeting, departure, or respect
see daps
by j dub March 14, 2003
v. - to consume large amounts of alcohol in a limited amount of time
"Yo let's pound these brews before going in."
by thomas February 09, 2004
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