Which part of trigger finger to use?

Discussion in 'Tactics and Training' started by hiramabiff, Nov 6, 2005.

  1. hiramabiff

    hiramabiff New Member

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    On my first time to handle my M9, I was told my some folks that the trigger should be pulled using the tip of the index finger. I practiced a lot with it but I constantly having difficulty in controlling the pistol after pulling the trigger. I have completely pulled the trigger the pistol flicks to either side! This happens as the inertia of the spring of the firing pin fills the missing or voided space between the initial and end pull.

    I later read an article that use of the point or tip of trigger finger is applicable basically with 1911s and for SAs it should be JUST BEFORE the very first JOINT of the trigger finger from the tip. I tried it and somehow I have a better trigger control.

    In regards to the flicking, I just dried practice and oiled the pistol well particulary the bottom of the part the holds off the firing pin when cocked [i removed the assembly to be alble to oil it]. :wink:
     
  2. IDPASteyr

    IDPASteyr New Member

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    Use the middle of the pad between the tip and first joint of the index finger. The goal is to try to pull the trigger in a controlled press, just like pushing a rod up your forearm. To much finger on the trigger and you'll pull the gun, to little and you'll pust.

    Remember... controlled press
     

  3. hiramabiff

    hiramabiff New Member

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    I will try that one too! Thanks for the tip! :wink:
     
  4. SELFDEFENSE

    SELFDEFENSE Premium Member

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    If the trigger is any further up than the crease of the first joint, you have a fit problem.
     
  5. RiceCakes

    RiceCakes New Member

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    I used to shoot with my end pad, but have been recently practicing more with the trigger in my first joint. I find it much easier to pull the 6.5 lbs with the joint than the pad, with gives me more control. But I would say practice both and see which groups are better.