Got my first glinted in ‘77, preferred them ever since. All mine shoot when I squeeze the trigger, no delay at all. But.... Every time I let someone shoot one of my guns they always comment on how the see a pause. I can’t see it watching them shoot. What pause are they talking about I wonder. Could it be I’ve shot rock in the locks so long I just can’t notice it? People talk about follow through. Why do you need it? Because there is a delay. Even though a flint lock is the best and most perfect creation to ever come from the mind of mankind, and the penultimate gift to humanity of civilization.... it won’t fire as fast as nipple huggers. I know that is heresy but sadly the truth. Thankfully the seeming pause in time quickly disappears in the mind of the shooter as experience with the flintlock grows.