Pull Trigger: with finger pad or first joint?

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  1. poetdante

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    Great Scott! Yes! This is exactly what happens with me with my PX4. I have always used the pad but my shots are 90% down and to the left. Does using the knuckle really help?
     
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    I have found trough experience that with 90% of the handguns I use, be it DA/SA auto, SA auto , SA or DA revolver, I (personally) shoot best with "first joint" trigger finger position.
    Works for me, at least.

    Since I know that, I grasp any new-for-me handgun the way Jim Cirillo teaches : first place the trigger finger in the best position for you , then wrap the rest of the hand around the gun. Thn feel if it "fits"

    Easiest way to tell if that particular gun holds promise for me or if I will have to "fight it" for every shot.
     
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  4. franzas

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    I used to use the pad, because that's what I thought you were supposed to do. I have large hands, so the joint suits me better. I also did some reading that mentioned the joint, so that's what I practice now.
     
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