So from the discriptions above it is okay for me to go back to shooting with the joint... I can hear the argument for increased trigger sensitivity with the pad but I have to pull so much less with the joint. As long as I'm not jerking hard I don't see a problem
Exactly, as long as you've "trained" your finger and mind to pull
straight back each and every time (muscle memory) ,place your
finger wherever it's most comfortable on the trigger. It's just more
difficult mechanically the further you move towards the knuckle.