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Old 07-28-2011, 09:23 AM
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Where is your left index finger?

Tweaking some things on my grip.

I was wondering, for those right-handed that shoot thumbs forward:

1. Where is your left index finger? Is it sitting on top of your right middle finger? Or does it fit in the gap / pocket between your right index finger and middle finger, with the tip against the frame?

2. If you extend your right index finger, rest it against the frame and look from top-down; is your left thumb and right index finger at the same extension?

I realize that some of the above may be over-thinking it and that people may do it differently, yet still shoot effectively, but I did want to get opinions on it anyway.

I'm trying to cam / rotate my left hand slightly further to control recoil / improve times but its moving my left thumb way forward and my left index finger off my right middle finger. Maybe I'm over doing it. Maybe it doesn't matter.

Thanks for the opinions!
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:39 AM
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I put my weak hand index on the front of the trigger guard, thats just me though... I like shooting this way, gets the whole weak hand higher up on the gun/more support for me.

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Old 07-28-2011, 03:05 PM
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Like this

Pic isn't me, but I have pretty much the same hand placement.
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:54 PM
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I put my weak hand index on the front of the trigger guard, thats just me though... I like shooting this way, gets the whole weak hand higher up on the gun/more support for me.

MIke.
I'm with Mike on this. However, I do own a oldskool Jim Hoag longslide in which the trigger was squared and the front of the trigger guard checkered. And I shoot my other guns the same fashion, regardless of how they are set-up.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:12 PM
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And I'm with waktasz, that pic looks like my grip.

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Old 07-28-2011, 09:27 PM
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that pic looks like my grip.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:41 PM
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me four, but I just figured if the pro shooter used it, it's good enough for me..

I feel like I jerk the gun more with my finger on the trigger guard.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:41 PM
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Make it five
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:52 PM
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My left index finger rides just under the slidestop with the nail touching the front of the SS at the pin area and the thumb knuckle resting in the top of the mag release... Ron
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Old 07-29-2011, 06:15 AM
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My left index finger sits atop my right middle finger. No squared trigger guards for me on a 1911.
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:29 AM
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There are a couple pro shooters who shoot with the finger on the front of the trigger guard, and even they don't recommend to do it. It's just a "bad" habit for them that they haven't broken.
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:47 AM
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There are a couple pro shooters who shoot with the finger on the front of the trigger guard, and even they don't recommend to do it. It's just a "bad" habit for them that they haven't broken.
I try slow shooting this way... it 'feels to me' that not putting my finger on the trigger guard makes the gun unstable(it doesn't, just feels that way to me)

I want to try the other way(pictured) but every time the buzzer rings I always go to what feels natural = finger on the guard for me so its hard to break it... I shoot good with it though, but I want to try the other method.

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Old 07-29-2011, 08:49 AM
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+6 for photo example. Left thumb extended and even with the tip of my trigger finger.
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