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It's said that you use your pad of finger only for single-action auto's. For double-action auto's and revolvers, you use your first joint.



However, I use the pad of my finger, otherwise I keep jerking the gun to the left if I try to use my distal joint. I now use the large handle for my M&P.



But since M&P is double-action, I heard that you are supposed to use your distal joint with DA auto's and revolvers, and use your pad only for single-action auto's.



But I shoot more accurately with my pad, rather than having my grouping go slightly to the left. What do you use?
 

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I teach all of my shooters to use the center of the first pad. If you use the first joint, you tend to jerk to the right, if you go too far to the front of the pad, you tend to push left. Good practice for dry firing is to place a dime just behind the front site and try to keep it their while pushing the trigger to the rear. This will make you more focused on the trigger so you get used to when it will break.



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I can usually get better groups from my long rifles by using the pad of my finger. I just carried that over to handguns, or any thing with a trigger. Pistol grip drills too!!
 

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mtb1bkr said:
I teach all of my shooters to use the center of the first pad. If you use the first joint, you tend to jerk to the right, if you go too far to the front of the pad, you tend to push left. Good practice for dry firing is to place a dime just behind the front site and try to keep it their while pushing the trigger to the rear. This will make you more focused on the trigger so you get used to when it will break.



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I agree.
 

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First joint.

I've tried to use the pad, but with the trigger job it seems too awkward.

Currently using the med grip.

Recently been practicing with the large grip to try and

get the trigger back on the pad.
 
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Question for those who use pad- does your finger get sore after shooting a lot? Like ~1000 rounds in a week? Mines did.
 

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I dunno,



I guess I'm an odd-ball (just ask my ex wife).



I think my trigger lay is different depending on which gun I'm shooting.



I establish the grip first and let the trigger finger "fall where it may".



Y'all have a really great day.



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I find that while dry firing I get the least or no jerk if I use the joint.
 

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With the M&P its the first joint. I know its not right but I do much better this way. I've been back and forth over 1200 rounds with it and it works better for me. With other guns its different.
 

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mtb1bkr said:
Good practice for dry firing is to place a dime just behind the front site and try to keep it their while pushing the trigger to the rear.




This is how i was taught, but with an empty case standing upright on the slide.



Those are everywhere at the range, the cost of lost dimes can add up quick!!!!
 

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Pad of the finger and press straight back



The leading cause of accurate shooting is trigger manipulation



(Also the leading cause of inaccurate shooting)
 

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The way I teach at the range is pad of the finger for pistol shooting, what I do is have the shooter draw and come up to the ready gun position I will then instruct to place finger on the trigger, while doing so I will come up along the shooters strong side and place a pen in between the shooters hand and the frame of the pistol. Seems to work well for everyone.
 

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Its bilt for full finger.

thats what i read anyway My 1911 must be shot with tip of finger,

both my M&Ps are most accurate when the trigger is in the middle of my first joint.

During dry fire drills you can see the gun shake with finger tip, then nice and steady

when using first joint.

This is the same with my glock 17
 

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BLACKJACK said:
I dunno,



I guess I'm an odd-ball (just ask my ex wife).



I think my trigger lay is different depending on which gun I'm shooting.



I establish the grip first and let the trigger finger "fall where it may".



Y'all have a really great day.



BLACKJACK


+1

There is more than one oddball here Blackjack



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with glock and 1911 i use the pad but i found that with the MP i actually shoot alot better with the first joint or as close to it as i can get
 
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