Our recent thread on grip got me thinking and checking other aspects - particularly regarding grip aquisition in the draw. I came to one conclusion which I am interested to know if others have probably found.
I did some slow draws to try and see what I normally do with strong hand - not usually a very conscious process. The one thing tho that did strike me as important, if not even critical - is that first hand contact prior to grip and finger closure, then the actual withdrawal.
I find myself placing web of hand right into the sub beavertail recess with quite some force - almost applying a momentary downward pressure into the rig. Having ''indexed'' that way I then close fingers and draw - grip is almost ideal every time and gun ''points'' well even before a sight line up. The initial contact tho is below (behind) beavertail - such that hand web hits backstrap and slides forward and downward as one motion - this seems to save ''aiming'' hand too far forward and slamming into the beavertail itself - or worse!
As an experiment, I tried gaining a hold which was based on fingertips just touching then an immediate draw - no good!! Grip was way off ideal and needed adjustment. It was sloppy.
Now this may vary of course between individuals but let's just say - analyzing my own automatic subconscious method - where hand web ''indexes'', makes for a much greater consistency draw to draw and so grip to grip. It does tho need that quite marked downward shove for me before fingers close.