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    Default An odd question, but genuine. Trigger finger related.

    Why do we use the trigger finger? There are so many sizes of guns and due to that several donít fit our hands. In some instances itís actually easier to shoot with your middle finger. My shield for example...... the ergo on the shield and size makes a perfect shot every time shooting using my middle finger. For one, the trigger finger pushing against the gun stabilizes the push from my thumbs on the other side and balances the force applied perfectly. For two, i have to work at perfect trigger control to shoot the shield straight and not pull using my trigger finger, but using my middle finger the shield never pulls to either side....ever. Probably partially because of the stabilization mentioned above.

    Iíd imagine some hands wouldnít work to shoot like that, and some guns. My question isnít why we shoot with the trigger finger.... i think that works best. My question is why do we ALWAYS shoot with the trigger finger. Sometimes it just makes a better grip to come up higher on the gun and use your middle finger. As we know holding higher on the gun is a good thing.

    Nobody uses their middle finger, ever. If it made you shoot better, wouldnít you want to? We need to be comfortable when shooting. The more we are, the better we shoot. What feels good, shoots good.

    Below Iím including a video of what Iím talking about with how much more stabile of a grip I have on the gun which improves recoil control and accuracy for me. I havenít shot this way much because itís not how I learned to shoot obviously so itís not how I grab the gun and shoot normally, but i have tried it and Iím telling you itís more solid. I have a ton more control over the lower of the gun.

    Iíve noticed my biggest improvement in one handed shooting trying this. The extra finger against the top of the lower greatly stabilizes the gun shooting one handed.

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    Use what works for you. Nothing is written in stone. Positions are guidelines. Were all different what is best. I have a small .380 1911. I was having a hard time mastering it. Finally found ''my trick''. Using the second pad on my trigger finger works for me with it. I was almost to the point of selling it.
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    Yes what works for me may not do for you I usually tend to stick with pad of fore finger, That is me I know of others and have seen others using other fingers for Trigger finger, Now I should Not chuckle or laugh but it is an ODDITY TO ME. This makes it wrong by no means nor is the shooter wrong DO WHAT WORKS FOR YOU ignore the peanut gallery everyone is different.
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    There are "text book" grips and then there is everything else. Consistent repetition is the key. If you can consistently repeat what you're doing then by all means continue on.
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    Well if you're going to shot with your middle finger you better make sure the pointer finger is out of the way of the moving slide and ejection port. Besides that more fingers on the grip the better the grip.
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    Don’t need more fingers on the grip. Hold as high on a gun as possible for control. More fingers on the highest point yields the best control.
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    If the gun doesn't fit your hand well so you can shoot with your index finger, either modify the gun to fit or get a different gun. What you want most of all is to be able to shoot all of your guns the same way. When you start shooting different guns with different techniques, you set yourself up with more complexity than you need.

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    It's also worth keeping in mind that, as a rule, the index finger usually has better fine motor control than the middle finger, making it easier to 'feel' the trigger and get a good, consistent pull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One1 View Post
    Don’t need more fingers on the grip. Hold as high on a gun as possible for control. More fingers on the highest point yields the best control.

    Ummmm yeah that's what you're supposed to do, the higher the grip you have will put more fingers on the grip. You can only hold so high before the slide starts taking your DNA off the web of your hand. If you're shooting with your middle finger where does that put your pointer finger? Right next to the moving slide and ejection port that spitting hot brass and gasses out at 100mph. Good luck
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    This brings up why you should practice shooting methods that might include missing body parts and or immobility of body parts and dominant hands/feet/eyes and such. You never know when you'll take a "hit" or where

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