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pull (one's) weight

To contribute to a group activity or pursuit in proportion to one's ability or responsibility. If you don't pull your weight, our presentation will never be finished on time. He needs to start pulling his weight around here, or we'll have to let him go.
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pull (one's) weight

To do one's own share, as of work.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

pull one's (own) weight, to

To do one’s share of the work. This term comes from rowing, where each member of a crew must pull on an oar at least hard enough to propel his or her own weight. The term was used figuratively from about 1900 on. In a 1902 speech, Theodore Roosevelt said, “The first requisite of a good citizen . . . is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight.”
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In the kit, you get two trigger springs to adjust total pull weight. The instructions claim 4 1/2 pounds for the lighter spring (which comes installed on the trigger) and six pounds for the heavier one.
While reduced power springs will give a lighter pull weight, reliability with hard Mil-Spec primers can be compromised so take that into consideration before using lighter springs.
trigger pull weight. It hadn't, changed--5 pounds even.
The Lyman gauge showed the actual pull weight of the test pistol was 9 pounds, 9 ounces.
This can all be done without removing the unit from the receiver if you decide you want to change the pull weight you initially dialed in.
The Model 700 XCR II also has the X-MARK PRO trigger, factory set at 3 1/2 lbs., which is externally adjustable for trigger pull weight.
It has also been designed so that the pull weight is distributed over the entire hand and grip.
Adjusting the trigger pull weight is a simple matter of turning the Allen wrench.
Take up slack of the uncocked trigger showed a pull weight of 21 ounces, which is trigger spring tension taken up before the back surface of the trigger even makes contact with the forward tip of the sear which actually releases the hammer on firing.
None of the experienced shooters on the test team felt the weight affected their hit potential with it and all found it to have a clean break (the Kimber website lists the pull weight spec for the Micro 9 at 7 pounds).
The AKT-Enhanced trigger has a trigger pull weight that is even lighter and has a much crisper break, which is ideal for precision and match shooting.
The P320 shares the barrel, grip and magazine with the P250, but where the P250 stumbled (trigger pull weight and quality) the P320 shines.
Double action first shot trigger pull weight is spec'd by the factory at 10 pounds double action, four pounds single action.
The military specs for the rifle call for a minimum 5.5-pound trigger pull weight, and most mil-spec AR trigger components provide a gritty six- to eight-pound pull.