Benefit Trigger

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Benefit Trigger

Any event that causes a pension or annuity to start making payments to a beneficiary. Retirement and the attainment of a certain age are common benefit triggers.
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He knew he must be quick, and felt that he was fainting, so he pulled the trigger of the gun where it lay.
Bertie started to put the muzzle to his own temple with the evident intention of pulling the trigger.
There was no time to argue now, other than with the weapons we wore, and so, as the fellow lunged at me again with the wicked-looking knife, I covered his heart and pulled the trigger.
Now get ready and see if you can pull that trigger.
But they were overcome by unutterable amazement when Mr Pancks, going close up to the most venerable of men and halting in front of the bottle-green waistcoat, made a trigger of his right thumb and forefinger, applied the same to the brim of the broad-brimmed hat, and, with singular smartness and precision, shot it off the polished head as if it had been a large marble.
He appeared to be meditating some Patriarchal way out of his delicate position, when Mr Pancks, once more suddenly applying the trigger to his hat, shot it off again with his former dexterity.
All this I saw, and my brain now working rapidly, I thought a thousand thoughts; and yet I could not pull the triggers.
I strove vainly to force my fingers down on the triggers, and vainly I strove to say something.
The triggers had been wired together, so as to make the simultaneous discharge more destructive.
One of the design parameters was that the rifle needed a simple, safe, and reliable combat trigger system.
A two-stage trigger offers shooters two distinct, sharp and tactile "stages" or trigger positions prior to the disconnector releasing.
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