Trigger finger on a Glock?


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emilianoksa
July 29, 2009, 03:22 PM
Normally, when shooting a pistol, I bring my finger across the trigger at right angle to form a cross and them pull back.

The instructor at the range I go to has said that with the Glock trigger I should bisect the trigger at more of a forty-five degree angle (tip of finger pointing down} because of the safety incorporated in the trigger.

I find the position a little uncomfortable but, if this is the way to do it, I will practise until it becomes natural.

I just wondered what members would make of his advice.

Is this accepted wisdom or just his opinion?

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Cards81fan
July 29, 2009, 03:24 PM
The trigger on my XD has a similar safety, and I fire it no differently than any other pistol.

David E
July 29, 2009, 03:31 PM
The instructor at the range I go to has said that with the Glock trigger I should bisect the trigger at more of a forty-five degree angle (tip of finger pointing down} because of the safety incorporated in the trigger.

This is totally unnecessary and requires exceptionally long fingers and odd "training."

As long as your way works, don't change it.

(and if your way isn't 100%, there is another fix)

emilianoksa
July 29, 2009, 03:36 PM
Thanks a lot.

That's reassuring.

It may work for him, but, as they say, there's more than one way to skin a cat.

greenlion
July 29, 2009, 04:12 PM
The instructor was trying to impress you, and couldn't think of anything intelligent to say. That's Humbug, that is.

HippieMagic
July 29, 2009, 04:56 PM
I just put my finger on it like I do any other gun... as long as it goes bang and hits what you point at I am pretty sure you did it right...

GForceLizard
July 29, 2009, 06:08 PM
I place my finger very nearly to 90%, center of pad on trigger. I've even shaved the safety on the center of the G17 trigger so it sits more flush when depressed. No reason to twist to any unnatural position. Don't shave your trigger unless you are prepared to test your results and buy a new one if you mess it up.

Dave T
July 30, 2009, 11:52 PM
Find a new instructor.

Dave

Prince Yamato
July 31, 2009, 02:23 AM
Shoot the gun whichever way is the most accurate and controllable for you.

Hk Dan
July 31, 2009, 02:31 PM
Heck, I can't help but believe that you'd touch the frame or the trigger guard with some other part of your finger if you did that. I'm with Dave.

33-805
July 31, 2009, 05:00 PM
Have you ever had any trouble with it not going bang due to the trigger safety? If not, just shoot the way that feels best to you. If you ever develop the problem, then worry about it. I'll bet you won't, though.

IMO this is a non-issue. I cannot think why that advice would be given. After many thousands of rounds through many different Glocks starting from the first year they came on the market where I live, I have never seen or experienced this problem he is telling you how to prevent.

possum
July 31, 2009, 07:42 PM
it dosen't matter how much of your trigger finger you use or don't use, what is key is the press to the rear. you can press the trigger with an ink pen, your pinky anything dosen't matter how just the press to the rear is the key.

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