hair trigger


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a gun trigger that responds with little pressure

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Now, it sits atop a crumbling nuclear infrastructure, with poorly maintained reactors, vulnerable stockpiles and a dangerously degraded control system over missiles that remain, like our own, on hair trigger alert.
At the trial, Urfer said, "ELF is the hair trigger to start nuclear war.
A mature bladder has a built-in trap door that operates on a hair trigger.
The defense maintains that the weapon, which had a hair trigger, went off when Drake tripped.
The guns to the left of the body were a Smith & Wesson revolver with a customised handgrip and a Browning high-powered self-loading pistol, with a hair trigger.
Turmoil in overseas markets on Martin Luther King Day had the Fed on a hair trigger to drop rates 75 basis points almost as soon as U.
The Gordon Stakes was won by Prince Palatine and the Nassau Stakes by Hair Trigger.
They also share Hair Trigger Technology for fast trigger speeds, Centered Subject Technology for better image framing, 30-second to 30-minute delays, SD Memory Card storage, and both run off four D-cell batteries.
In fact, it was nothing like a hair trigger at around three pounds, but it was so clean and crisp it felt much lighter, especially to those who had never experienced a good trigger.
There is no suggestion from any member of the security council that the resolution should permit a hair trigger,' he said.
The device was made from shotgun cartridges, a spring and hair trigger.
44-caliber revolver was equipped with a hair trigger.
The guns to the left of the body were a Smith & Wesson Magnum revolver with a customised handgrip and a Browning high- powered self-loading pistol, with a hair trigger.