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Old 01-02-2017, 10:17 PM   #31
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There are a few people on the planet that can run a gun fast and accurately with the finger on the trigger guard. One of those guys "Frenchie" beats Max on a regular basis. With that said, if you decide to put your finger on the trigger guard, it has nothing to do with long range shooting, it's simply a means of applying leverage to control recoil. With that grip, its much less about side to side pressure and more about pushing with your strong hand and pulling with the finger. I tried it and hated it.

Under for me.
Under for me too ..

I have medium size hands and it wasn't comfortable for me .. I've tried it several times both shooting short and long range .. Now a friend that is 6'7" with huge hands use that grip where his finger is on the trigger guard .. but his hand size I think aids in his using that grip .. where mine hinders its usage .. He says he loves the guard on my 229 Legion for its ribbing when he shot it ..

But it comes down to which one are you most accurate with ??
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Old 01-03-2017, 08:23 AM   #32
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I am a right handed shooter but when I shot left handed the other day I tried it with my right index finger in front of the trigger guard and it did make it easier for me to control my groups. The only reason I tried it though is because I have limited strength in the lower two fingers of my left hand due to a previous hand injury.
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Ge's...... This is a great thread, it's showing me a lot of things. What to do with the weak hand fingers, thumb, and wrist (I bought a few pistols that have the flat front part of the trigger guard so I've been trying those, but was finding i was loosing my placement with that grip between rounds(OP mentioned that(Coo-Doo's).
I'm only Half way down the 1st page.....Thanks
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Under.
As I shoot revolver too where you don't wanna put your fingers up front.
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Ge's...... This is a great thread, it's showing me a lot of things. What to do with the weak hand fingers, thumb, and wrist (I bought a few pistols that have the flat front part of the trigger guard so I've been trying those, but was finding i was loosing my placement with that grip between rounds(OP mentioned that(Coo-Doo's).
I'm only Half way down the 1st page.....Thanks
As I stated way back in the beginning of this thread. This all depends on how you were trained. back before dirt, we were trained with the support hand index over the trigger guard, and that is the way I shoot, if I try to shoot like normal folks that are trained today, then I can't hit anything.

So for me, index over the trigger guard is quite natural, for the rest of you that are not ancient like me, it isn't

I think they make the squared trigger guard for us ancients, so that we don't feel left out

and yes even revolvers, 2 hands, index over the trigger guard
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As I stated way back in the beginning of this thread. This all depends on how you were trained. back before dirt, we were trained with the support hand index over the trigger guard, and that is the way I shoot, if I try to shoot like normal folks that are trained today, then I can't hit anything.

So for me, index over the trigger guard is quite natural, for the rest of you that are not ancient like me, it isn't

I think they make the squared trigger guard for us ancients, so that we don't feel left out

and yes even revolvers, 2 hands, index over the trigger guard

I'm 72 by the way....... Anyway, I've been shooting revolvers most of my life, and always liked to try putting my (L) finger in front, but the shape of the guards(round and tight) would interfere with my trig finger. so I started by holding under. Now in the last couple of years have started shooting pistols as a change from revolvers(age and boredom). So I'm liking the change, but am still looking for a controlled grip to fit me and pistols......... That in its self helps to keep it from getting boring.
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I'm 72 by the way....... Anyway, I've been shooting revolvers most of my life, and always liked to try putting my (L) finger in front, but the shape of the guards(round and tight) would interfere with my trig finger. so I started by holding under. Now in the last couple of years have started shooting pistols as a change from revolvers(age and boredom). So I'm liking the change, but am still looking for a controlled grip to fit me and pistols......... That in its self helps to keep it from getting boring.
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I am 70 (soon), back in the ancient times, when I was with the PD, they taught the weaver stance with the thumbs backwards and index over.

No one shoots the way I do anymore, and I don't shoot well at all with the modern grip.

back then all we had was revolvers also, and with practice I can hook the finger on the front of the guard, just sort of natural for me now. I find it very controllable (for me anyway), but would not recommend my grip to anyone else.

good luck in finding the grip for you
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My groups have tightened up using this grip ...

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I used to constantly shoot low left until I started using this grip.
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When I started shooting back in the early 80's the typical way to shoot was with the off hand forefinger on the trigger guard. It showed that in the gun magazines because that's the way people shot. The guns one bought were designed with the trigger guard set up that way.
Now thirty years later some have a hard time coping with folks who shoot the "old way", but manufacturers still design trigger guards the same way they did back in the "dark ages"
I say shoot which ever way works for you.
I do it both ways, depending on the firearm.
And I'll be 80 soon.
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