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    too little trigger finger

    According to the pie chart for left handed people it states my wife is using too little trigger finger. can someone please explain this term to me and maybe tell what to do to avoid this issue? She basically shoots at the right plane, but seems to be hitting right of the target bullseye. I would like to see her get this issue resolved because as we all know, a gun is as accurate as the shooter. Thanks
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    Too much or too little trigger finger can manipulate the gun to the left or the right, basically, too little finger pulls the gun to the right if she's right handed, too much trigger finger will "push" the gun to the left if she's right handed.

    She needs to experiment with trgger finger placement on her shots and find the sweet spot and stick with it.

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    JD - I think you've got your directions backwards....IME at least.

    The idea is you need to pull the trigger straight back. It isn't always the answer - the chart isn't infallible - its just a likely/common one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aus71383 View Post
    JD - I think you've got your directions backwards....IME at least.

    The idea is you need to pull the trigger straight back. It isn't always the answer - the chart isn't infallible - its just a likely/common one.

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    Maybe, I don't have my chart with me.

    You should see me right now at my desk mimicing too much and too little trigger finger!

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    A desk? Shame!

    I'm on a couch. After lunch I said, "I don't need to be here." Then I got the, "Yes, see you tomorrow." Excellent!

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    yea remember that those little charts are not perfect.
    im sure she is jerking the trigger to one side or another. watch where the trigger is on her finger, and have her concentrate dry firing- or even without a gun, gun in the air- pulling her finger straight back

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    Too little finger means only the tip of the finger is on the trigger. She needs to put more of the finger pad on the trigger.

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    The idea is you need to pull the trigger straight back.
    Yup.

    The chart gives an idea for many of the common reasons the muzzle can be yanked off-target. You can test out all of these possibilities by simply doing some dry-fire exercises with your unloaded gun. After 10mins of playing around, you can easily see various elements can affect the muzzle's consistent pointing: positioning of the hand and finger; "stroke" of the finger through the trigger pull; direction of the pull; force applied; and so on.

    In your case specifically, consider what the chart is suggesting. Having too little finger on the trigger might well be the problem. As suggested above, the real problem is that the finger is pushing the whole gun to the side during the trigger pull. Various positions of the hand and finger can do this. So can a gun's physical characteristics, if its LOP (length of pull) is not matched to the specific hand holding it.
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    Google Todd Jarret (SP?) on youtube. He's got a good one on gripping and trigger finger placement. Might help her.
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