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Old November 10, 2005, 03:07 PM   #26
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If you shoot well with your finger hooked around the trigger then that works for you, but you shouldn't be so adament in you condemnation of pressing the trigger since all 3 instructors I've trained with all taught finger pad press to prevent "hooking" your shots (we were using semiautos).

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Old November 10, 2005, 03:51 PM   #27
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Long fingers

There's no way I could use the pad of the finger, my fingers are too long. I tried pulling the trigger with the pad but it required adjusting my grip to "shorten my finger reach". Not only was it uncomfortable and awkward, but I found I was pushing my shots left of center. Now I don't worry about how much finger I put through the trigger guard, my pull is smooth and straight back, my my grip is good, and my shots are on target.
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Old November 12, 2005, 10:02 PM   #28
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Simplify this debate.
For right-handers...
Left-handers adjust accordingly...

If you "grab too much trigger", the barrel will tend to pull to the "right" and rise a little...

If you "press too little trigger", (Way out on the finger tip.) you will tend to push the barrel to the "left" and possibly a little down...

It has been said, earlier in this thread, that people have different length and sizes of hands and fingers...
it is precisely for this reason that the "teaching tool" of using the center of the first finger-pad is used in training!

If you cannot "reach" the trigger with your finger pad without keeping a pencil sized space between your gun and the base of the trigger finger... YOUR GUN DOESN'T FIT YOUR HAND!

The Bottom Line is;

IF you can "press" the trigger in any manner that will cause it to travel consistantly straight back, to the release point...

Then, it doesn't make a particle of difference how the hell you hold the trigger...

"But, those who practice these methods
Tried and true...
Will be more consistant,
In outshooting you..."

Good form, old boy, good form!

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