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Support hand fingers around the trigger guard ???>>>

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    Thumbs up Support hand fingers around the trigger guard ???>>>

    How many of you wrap your support hand fingers around the front of the trigger guard for more control ?? I do sometimes, but for some reason I just feel more comfortable NOT having it wrapped around it. God Bless


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    Tactical Response teaches not to do that. No fingers around trigger guard. Just thumbs forward grip.

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    I don't.
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    I do on my P938 to help stabilize things. Not on my larger pistols though.

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    Tried it. I don't do it.
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    Nope. On some guns too close to the muzzle. Rather have it interlocked with my strong hand in front of the grip.

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    None for me, thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StormRhydr View Post
    Tactical Response teaches not to do that. No fingers around trigger guard. Just thumbs forward grip.
    Tactical Defense Institute teaches it the same way.
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    I've tried it. Didn't feel comfortable to me.

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    No, I need the fingertips on my left hand to play the bass buttons on my accordion.

    I don't use the front of the trigger guard as an aid. I don't even like the look of a trigger guard configured to assist such a hold.
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    I have tried it and don't like the way it feels while shooting.. So no go for me as well.

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    The finger on the front of the trigger guard style goes back to the late 70s and 80s when it was in vogue. The theory was that it would cut back on muzzle flip and bring the shooter back on target faster. It worked to some extent but there was a big problem with it. In many cases, shooters were also flexing this finger at the same time they were pressing the trigger all on the subconscious level. Well, if you were a right handed shooter, your shots would go left and vice versa for a lefty. This style didn't last long once shooters noticed this problem. The M9 came out when this style was in wide use and I still have problems with the design to this day. It never fails that I will almost always have a shooter that has had the "Good idea fairy" whispering in his ear to put his finger on the front of the trigger guard. I see it during dry fire in the class room and ask them when they've fired before if they noticed their shots going left and in most cases, they do then I have to explain what is the cause of their problem.
    Short answer, hell no, I don't shoot that way!!!

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    Me fingers too short.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Me fingers too short.
    ^^^^^^^^^^ Works for me, too! ^^^^^^^^
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    I caught myself doing this on quick draws when I went from a full size M&P to a compact M&P. I quickly broke myself of that bad habit.

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