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Old 12-31-2014, 12:39 AM
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Default Interesting trigger guard holding techniques

Was looking at some tips for high speed shooting and noticed he recommends some grips that have the left hand holding the front trigger guard area for better control. Might need try that out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChSa...s&spfreload=10
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Old 12-31-2014, 12:47 AM
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I've tried it, doesn't feel right to me. I know guys that shoot that way, tho.

I didn't notice any improvement in recoil control. A firm grip and works fine for that.

I do reach forward with my weak side index finger to twist the gun to the left so I can get my strong thumb onto the slide release.
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Old 12-31-2014, 12:53 AM
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Using small grips, on my SP2022 vs my VP9, it feels way more natural on the SP2022 to do the trigger guard hold than it is on the VP9. Both trigger guards are stippled for this specific holding technique.

It sorta kinda works on the 1911 for my hands but could use grip tape or maybe get some stipling done in the area if I marry this technique.
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I couldn't make it work on most of my handguns. On my dad's CZ, it has a grippy surface on the trigger guard, and it works real nice.
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Been doing the trigger guard thing for a long time, even on old revolvers, I like it.

Has been easier on CZ & HK, they have it set up better for that...
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The only time that grip works for me is when I am shooting the Shield. Otherwise it feels too uncomfortable.
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I remember people doing that in IPSC completion in the early 80's. The squared off and checkered trigger guards on competition 1911's were built for that.
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My USPc has grooves on the front of the trigger guard so your finger doesn't slip off.
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I always thought that this was the reason for squared trigger guards
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I do reach forward with my weak side index finger to twist the gun to the left so I can get my strong thumb onto the slide release.
Use your weak thumb for that.
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If you use that hold be cautious that pressure from the off hand index finger doesn't pull the piece to the weak side at time of firing. I rest the finger there but don't apply much pressure.
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