Unusual point-shooting aiming aid

Unusual point-shooting aiming aid

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    Anybody tried something like this?
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    OMG those gun shots at the end scared the crap out of me. My speakers weren't even that loud! Haha

    Anyway, it seems interesting. So you pull the trigger with your middle finger? Sounds weird.

    Maybe it's just me, but I prefer the laser grips on my Kahr.

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    I'm not going to trust some piece of plastic and some tape to get me out of a tight spot. I probably would shoot worse with this seeing how you use your middle finger, and I though shooting weak hand was un-natural, shezzzz. no thanks I'll stick to my front sight, front sight front sight, then my laser if need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RKM View Post
    Anyway, it seems interesting. So you pull the trigger with your middle finger? Sounds weird.
    Some of the initial reading I did on Point shooting suggest doing just that. I'm just not comfortable with it. And the more I read, the more I realized it was not necessary. Personally, I would rather train to not need an aid of any kind to point shoot; sights, laser, or goofy piece of metal. But that's just me.

    One of the ways I trained myself to initially point shoot was by focusing on pointing with my thumbs in a thumbs forward grip. I think that helped, but can't say that I do it currently.
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    I think that this is a misunderstanding of a method to demonstrate the natural pointing ability and to incorporate that into point shooting. The common method to illustrate natural pointing ability is to have the person point their index finger, a little below eye level, at some object, then drop their head without moving their hand to confirm that their finger is in fact pointing at the object. This is for demonstration purposes. The arm is what does the pointing and the finger or the gun is merely an extention of the arm. This is easy enough to verify. Pick and object and point at it with your hand in a fist, then unclench and straighten your index finger. It will be pointed at the target.
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    New spin on an old technique that no one likes/teaches or uses.
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    Funny. I can do mostly the same thing on stationary targets (haven't practiced with moving ones, range won't let us), and I do it without the corner molding and with my index finger.

    Am I just messed up?

    I use the laser sight to train with. One advantage of the lasermax guide rod laser is the easy and smooth method used to turn it on. Just a slight press on the Glock's takedown switch and voila! I can see where I'm aiming. After a while, you notice that you are within only about 1-2 inches of your ocular focal point (what you're tryin' to aim at).

    At the range, I have become stationary point target accurate (sans laser) at about a paper plate at 10 yards. Not bad for a first three "Oh crap, he's going to try to kill me" shots in my estimation.
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    Jeez, he's still trying to push this nonsense.
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    The purpose for that ungodly shelf glued to the side of the firearm is to keep your index finger from riding up and blocking the ejection port. It's a bad solution for a problem that didn't exist without this techinique. Imagine accidentally using that method with a high-powered revolver.

    There are too many negatives that outweigh the questionable benefit of pointing with your index finger, IMHO.
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    Just very bad advice, period. Nothing more.
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    practice at the range with tape over your sights...

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    This is the dumbest thing I have seen......for point shooting all you have to do is get into an isosceles stance, have a firm grip on the gun with two hands, lock out your arms, look at the target and shoot. Your eye and hand coordination will do the rest. Some people make it too complicated.
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    Reminds me of another old classic:


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    If i'm gonna use my middle finger it's not gonna be pulling a trigger
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