I've been pouring my soul into learning my new HP-CS this week. I have a couple questions regarding the trigger now that I'm not sure if its just me, or I just have to work through them. First is the takeup on the trigger before the flow starts. There is the slightest bit of pretravel that makes it less than ideal (for me) when trying to start a line at a perpendicular point. Its hit or miss if I get a start with a dot, taper, or even width. I have to back space and say that I am coming from over 20 years of competition rifle shooting where trigger control is about everything. Thats where I'm not sure if its just me being over sensitive from that. But it bugs the daylights out of me right now. Regardless, I'm still a pup at all this and dont know the fine mechanics of the brush yet. Is there anyway to dial that pretravel out? Other question is where I'm more sure that its me and wondering if there may be an aid or I just need to work through it. In graduating paint flow, the brush seems to hit a 'second stage' about half way through the travel, where there is a definite line in volume. That suggests a fulcrum somewhere, but I cant figure out if its inside the brush of I need to work on my trigger finger position or hold? I'm just starting and not anywhere near 'going live' yet in this endeavor, but would like to get the mechanics sorted out first. One thing to mention is that I have just been using the Com-Art paint that was included with the AB as a 'bonus set'. I would assume that Iwata wouldnt throw their premium paints in a starter box. So maybe I need to get off my arse (and wallet) and find a 'my' paint? As you can see I'm just guessing and hypothesizing a lot here. Hence the questions. Thanks for any coaching on this!