On a semi-auto, does anybody put their off-hand finger over the trigger guard?
This is a discussion on On a semi-auto, does anybody put their off-hand finger over the trigger guard? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I probably need to explain that a bit. The Sig P226/9s, the Hk P30s still have that 'hooked' trigger guard profile. It allows the index ...
December 18th, 2011 11:42 AM
December 18th, 2011 12:05 PM
I use a modified weaver stance and typically have my index finger under the trigger guard with both thumbs pointing in line with the barrel. I have tried putting my index finger on the front of the trigger guard just to experiment with it and ran quite a few rounds down range in that manner and it was fine. I didn't notice any difference in accuracy, perceived recoil, or muzzle flip. I like having the option. Lets say your strong hand is injured, it might give you a little better control of the weapon. I try to practice some with various grip styles just in case I ever have to get creative due to injury.
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December 18th, 2011 12:11 PM
Agree with bugdude. I don't shoot that way, but I like the option it allows.
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December 18th, 2011 12:18 PM
My finger won't reach without a concerned effort that throws my grip off substantually. I have no use for the squared trigger guards.
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December 18th, 2011 12:37 PM
I have 4 pistols with squared-off trigger guards. That was a fairly new trend in the late 80's, and my first gun so equipped was the Sig 220. I tried working with the support hand index finger out front, but it neither came naturally nor did it seem to appreciably improve my control of the gun - just as Bugdude experienced. It doesn't detract from the guns, though, and as Bugdude suggested it might become useful in certain circumstances.
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December 18th, 2011 12:58 PM
I had no idea that was the reason for the trigger guard being made that way,I am now almost as smart as a 5th grader
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December 18th, 2011 01:12 PM
I do. My cop buddies have been trying to break me of it, they say thats "old style". They usually shut up when I out shoot them on their own courses.
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December 18th, 2011 01:14 PM
That hook is for a finger?
All this time I thought it was for pistol whipping a perp and being able to do it without messing up the gun. Silly me.
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December 18th, 2011 01:33 PM
LOL - obviously a multi-functional/purpose feature!
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December 18th, 2011 01:36 PM
Yep that's how I do it left index finger in front of the trigger guard pushing the pistol backwards into my right hand. Works great for my amt back up .45.
December 18th, 2011 01:45 PM
I use it in the fashion you describe when I am going long.
December 18th, 2011 02:14 PM
Only when the grip of the particular gun I'm shooting doesn't have enough grip length for both of my big ole' paws. Otherwise, no.
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December 18th, 2011 03:03 PM
I've never actually tried it but if I can remember I'll try it next time I go to the range.
December 18th, 2011 03:11 PM
I tried it once with my Glock, but it didn't feel very natural. So, I haven't used it again.
I use the grip described in post #2.
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December 18th, 2011 04:20 PM
I have big hands. My off hand wraps my strong hand, thumbs aligned, my left fore finger around the trigger guard, push the front sight to the target.
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