Converion gun question

I'm gonny try my luck at spray finishing, so I got a newbie question. I bought an Astro HVLP conversion gun, and it has a regulator at the end of it. It says to set it for 41-44psi. Is that set with the trigger pulled and air flowing, or not? 'Cause it drops down to 30psi with the trigger pulled.
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I would think they would be refering to operating pressure, 41-44 with the trigger pulled.
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On Sat, 05 Feb 2005 01:31:25 GMT, the inscrutable "Mark Howell"

The gun specs say "41-44psi input", which I read as static pressure, before spraying. The following is a good thread for you. Contributor P says that he sprays at 10-30psi (less for less overspray, 30 for large panels) with the trigger pulled.
http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Gravity_spray_guns.html
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Hey thanks for the very informative link! Looks like I didn't do too bad buying a cheap gun :)

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On Sun, 06 Feb 2005 15:22:52 GMT, the inscrutable "Mark Howell"

If you don't mind my asking, what'd you pay for the gun and which model did you buy, Mark?
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It's a HVLPDX 1.5mm nozzle, I think I paid like $85.00 for it. I haven't used it yet, apart from spraying water :)
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