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Trigger finger on a Glock?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by emilianoksa, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. emilianoksa

    emilianoksa Well-Known Member

    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?
  2. Cards81fan

    Cards81fan Well-Known Member

    The trigger on my XD has a similar safety, and I fire it no differently than any other pistol.
  3. David E

    David E Well-Known Member

    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)
  4. emilianoksa

    emilianoksa Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. greenlion

    greenlion Well-Known Member

    The instructor was trying to impress you, and couldn't think of anything intelligent to say. That's Humbug, that is.
  6. HippieMagic

    HippieMagic Well-Known Member

    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...
  7. GForceLizard

    GForceLizard Active Member

    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.
  8. Dave T

    Dave T Well-Known Member

    Find a new instructor.

  9. Prince Yamato

    Prince Yamato Well-Known Member

    Shoot the gun whichever way is the most accurate and controllable for you.
  10. Hk Dan

    Hk Dan Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. 33-805

    33-805 Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. possum

    possum Well-Known Member

    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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