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hundreddollarman
08-12-2012, 10:24 AM
I use the thumbs forward grip when holding my handgun (Beretta PX4), but the fingernails on my shooting hand tend to dig into the palm of the supporting hand. Is there something wrong with how I'm gripping or would a handgun with a thinner profile eliminate this problem?

Lead Waster
08-12-2012, 10:33 AM
This happens to me too, you are not alone. Just tagging along for any advice!

Fate
08-12-2012, 10:38 AM
Cut your nails?

batangueno
08-12-2012, 10:42 AM
Cut your nails?

+1

...or you can loosen your strong hand and tighten your support hand

CK_32
08-12-2012, 10:53 AM
Tactical nail clippers my friend.

dem0critus
08-12-2012, 11:22 AM
ya u gotta clip em this happens to me too if i dont

9mmepiphany
08-12-2012, 12:28 PM
Do your fingers extend more or less than this around the grip

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n79/9mmepiphany/grip040.jpg

hundreddollarman
08-12-2012, 12:54 PM
Do your fingers extend more or less than this around the grip

My fingers are about a half-inch farther into the grip than what's pictured.

Invisible_Dave
08-12-2012, 12:59 PM
Gripping a gun is like gripping a gold club, if it's comfortable you are doing it wrong.

Arkangel
08-12-2012, 2:13 PM
I let my support hand (left) do the heavy lifting. I find it easier to control the trigger if I have a more relaxed hold with my right hand.

Oh yeah and trim your nails.

9mmepiphany
08-12-2012, 8:20 PM
Are you pushing forward with your left hand against the tips of you right fingers?

CK_32
08-12-2012, 8:44 PM
Also OP maybe dont grip so hard.. Then your nails/fingers wont dig so bad.

hundreddollarman
08-12-2012, 8:52 PM
Are you pushing forward with your left hand against the tips of you right fingers?

A bit. My hand feels like it's just floating when I just press it against the gun.

Saym14
08-12-2012, 8:52 PM
Tactical nail clippers my friend.

LOL this ^^^^

9mmepiphany
08-12-2012, 9:06 PM
You should only be exerting lateral pressure with you left hand...it should be pressing on the top of your right hand's fingernails.

Your right hand shouldn't be exerting any lateral pressure on the grip

negolien
08-12-2012, 10:44 PM
I own a 1911 and a glock and have no issue with either of em using this grip. I rest my right thumb (as a righty) on my left thumb as my right sits on the safety (on the 1911)...I use the same hand positioning for the Glock.