If you pull the front trigger 1st it is a normal trigger . If you pull the rear trigger 1st then the front trigger turns into a hair trigger . Black powder pistol normally out shoot there modern counterparts . I posted this 9/24/2012 click on the paste .I am going to show my total ignorance of black powder pistols. What is the function of the dual triggers on the Parker? Beautiful collection TGR I may have to study up on them to consider adding Black powder to the hobby sometime down the road.